Target: Dan Jorgensen, Denmark’s Minister of Food and Agriculture
Goal: Support decision to criminalize sexual activities with animals
After decades of pressure from animal welfare groups, Denmark will soon make bestiality illegal. Denmark is one of the few European countries remaining that have not banned the lifestyle, which has led to a rise in underground animal sex trade and tourism. This has gone on for too long and Denmark should be praised for finally deciding to put a stop to it.
Dan Jorgensen, Denmark’s Minister of Food and Agriculture, is preparing an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act which will become effective next year. “I have decided that we should ban sex with animals,” he said. “The most important thing is that in the vast majority of cases it is an attack against the animals. And under all circumstances, any doubts about it should go to the animals’ benefit. They naturally cannot say no to going along with it.”
One of the contributing factors to his decision besides animal welfare was damage that has been done to the country’s reputation over the past decade. It is no secret throughout Europe that since other countries like Germany, Norway, and Sweden have criminalized sex with animals, Denmark has become a haven for the animal sex trade. Zoophile groups in Europe are continuing to campaign against the amendment in the hope that the practice will remain legal, believing that they are causing no harm to the animal. Just as with humans, however, if a participant of a sexual act is not capable of saying “no” to a pursuer, it is a violent crime.
Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank Dan Jorgensen and Denmark for finally putting an end to an underground network of animal cruelty. Hopefully, we will soon see a total European ban on bestiality.
Dear Minister Jorgensen,
Thank you for announcing that you are preparing an amendment to the current Animal Welfare Act in Denmark that will criminalize sexual acts involving animals. Sexual abuse with an animal is no different than that with a human. It should always be a crime to force anything to act against its will or own personal interest. If a participant is not capable of saying no, it is an act of violence.
Denmark has received a great deal of criticism from around the world in recent years for its policies–or lack thereof–regarding bestiality and what has developed into an underground animal sex trade. Thank you for listening and adding this amendment that will help protect those who cannot help themselves. It is our job as humans to defend animals because they cannot defend themselves from negligent human interests on their own.
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