Praise Germany for Criminalizing Bestiality

Target: Winfried Kretschmann, President of the German Parliament (Bundesrat)

Goal: Thank the German Parliament for criminalizing the use of an animal for personal sexual activities

Last year the German Parliament (Bundesrat) proposed legislation that would effectively criminalize sexual acts with animals. Germany has felt increasing pressure over the past decade by animal rights organizations because of its failure to punish such acts and the country deserves our praise for finally making it a reality.

The Bundesrat recently voted on the bill, the final step in its approval, and it has been added as an amendment to the country’s current animal protection law. The amendment states: “using an animal for personal sexual activities or making them available to third parties for sexual activities and thereby forcing them to behave in ways that are inappropriate to their species.” The ban will carry with it misdemeanor charges, possible jail time, and up to $34,000 in fines.

One of the many reasons for Germany’s delay in finally passing a bill to put an end to bestiality is a never-ending debate between animal rights organizations and the many German zoophile groups like Zoophilic Engagement for Tolerance and Enlightenment (ZETA), who argue that there are circumstances in which these acts are not abusive. Thankfully, the animal rights groups succeeded in pleading their case and those who do not have a voice with which to defend themselves will be given the protection they deserve.

Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank Germany’s Bundesrat for finally criminalizing bestiality.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Kretschmann,

The Bundesrat recently passed legislation that now makes any sexual act involving an animal illegal. 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.

Germany has received a great deal of criticism from around the world in recent years for its policies–or lack thereof–regarding bestiality. 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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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13 Comments

  1. don damzelle says:

    thank you germany for helping the worlds animals, in this global village we help each other, cheers to germany xxxxx
    don

  2. DAVID PATTON says:

    Germany should be praised for protecting animals, but how about protecting the Childern of the World from Gays. I do not think it wise to have them around my Childern but the gay lobby is forcing this issue every day. It’s sad you care more about animals then you do your own childern.

    • Andrew Helton says:

      How about protecting the children of the world from straights? I do not think it wise to have them around children, but the straight lobby has been forcing this issue for thousands of years. They make children believe that who they are is something grotesque and tell them they are not allowed to love who they want.

      It’s sad that you care more about securing your own subjective and insecure view of the world more than you care about a making a child feel like who they are is actually good and worth something.

    • SUE GRIFFITHS says:

      It’s not gay people your children need protection from. There are more straight paedophiles than gay, so why not speak up against that. You must be of low intelligence if you think that someone being gay means they will abuse. Haven’t heard so much rubbish in a very long time. Stop being homophobic and educate yourself please.

  3. SUE GRIFFITHS says:

    Thank you Germany for seeing sense. Now you have to police this abomination. I sincerely hope that no half measures are taken if some pervert is caught. Please don’t let these criminals get away with just a slap on the wrist. They must feel the full weight of the law.

  4. I am a zoophile and I don’t understand why people hate us so much. Hell, half the people who hate me want my dog and I both dead and the other half all eat meat, so they obviously don’t care about the animal’s well being. Yet they try to act high and mighty by pretending they do. What a joke.

    I think this hate is primarily religiously motivated. I hope that Germany’s ban will be the catalyst for a new joint zoophile and animal rights movement. “Normal” people who eat meat do far more harm to animals than zoophiles do. If you eat meat and condemn zoophilia where the animal is not harmed, then you are a hypocrite.

    • Andrew Helton says:

      Thank you for having the courage to throw yourself in the middle of this conversation. Your argument is certainly a valid one. I should note that I am a vegan and believe that human and non human animals are equal in every regard and should be treated as such. Also, that I would never wish harm to come to you, your dog, or anyone else. I sincerely mean that. You are right, there is a hypocrisy to the idea that we condemn this act as a society while we knowingly slaughter millions of animals every day simply because the general population has grown used to a certain lifestyle and not to another.

      However, I don’t believe this is a religious issue in any way. This has more to do with relationships. The reason we think it’s okay to eat a chicken but not okay to eat a dog is because we have a relationship with dogs that we don’t have with chickens even though chickens are actually more complex behaviorally even by our own standards. This is just how we have a relationship with meat but not with bestiality. But the argument against zoophilia isn’t that it is disgusting or wrong, that is just a rationalization. The argument is one for responsibility. Those who engage in bestiality often argue that they aren’t harming the animal. That they want it to happen just as much as the human, but this is precisely the same reason we have laws against pedophilia. A child of 13 or 14 might want to have sex with an adult and know exactly what they are doing, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have serious emotional repercussions later in life. This is the same protection bestiality laws are offering animals. Just because the dog might be okay with it, doesn’t mean it isn’t harming them in some way.

      So if your argument is one of animal equality, then they are subject to the same laws and rights as humans and children. Therefore, under national law, “Even in cases where it can be proven that the victim was a willing participant, a sex act or improper touching is still a crime because children cannot legally consent to anything.” Just as dogs cannot legally consent to anything.

  5. Artiewhitefox says:

    Praise people for oppressing people? You have to be kidding me? Our Lord, and savor did not teach us to weigh people down with one law after another like a bloody vice. That is evil. Loosen the vice. Love the zoo. Love for Gods sake love the Zoo. The criminal is the one not being like Jesus is. The people criminalizing whatever act like the religious scribes, and high priests seeking to arrest, and pierce Jesus. People need to stop acting like religious people. Act like Jesus for the salvation of your soul so Gods glory does not look like hell to you.

  6. Artiewhitefox says:

    Artiewhitefox
    February 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Praise people for oppressing people? You have to be kidding me? Our Lord, and savor did not teach us to weigh people down with one law after another like a bloody vice. That is evil. Loosen the vice. Love the zoo. Love for Gods sake love the Zoo. The criminal is the one not being like Jesus is. The people criminalizing whatever act are like the religious scribes, and high priests seeking to arrest, and pierce Jesus. People need to stop acting like religious people. Act like Jesus for the salvation of your soul so Gods glory does not look like hell to you.

  7. Daniela Bress says:

    That was long overdue!

    What an embarrassing gaffe of comments – I’ve rarely seen such one.

  8. Artiewhitefox says:

    The sodomite is against the zoosexual wanting worse for them like Lot outside Lots house. The Sodomite imposes fines and arrests like the religious people against Jesus. The people against the zoo are ungodly not minding their own business.
    People being like Jesus is will be like the peaceful Bonobo. As it is the people against the zoosexual are acting like a troupe of chattering chimpanzees.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11 > And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
    You obviously want to disobey that one too.
    King James Version. Philippians 2 >. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
    The people against the zoo condemns them being ungodly too.
    Luke 6:37: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
    Matthew 7:2:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    Romans 14:10;King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

    That judgment seat will have light coming from it looking like fire to the wicked that oppress not being like Jesus is.

  9. Artiewhitefox says:

    The sodomite is against the zoosexual wanting worse for them like Lot outside Lots house. The Sodomite imposes fines and arrests like the religious people against Jesus. The people against the zoo are ungodly not minding their own business.
    People being like Jesus is will be like the peaceful Bonobo. As it is the people against the zoosexual are acting like a troupe of chattering chimpanzees.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11 > And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
    People against the zoo obviously want to disobey that one .
    King James Version. Philippians 2 >. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
    The people against the zoo does not keep that one too.
    Luke 6:37: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
    Romans 2:1:Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

    People are condemning the zoosexual for having sex. That means God will condemn the condemner for having sex too to being equal.
    Why condemn yourself?

    All people against the zoo can think of is condemn.
    Matthew 7:2:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    Romans 14:10;King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

    That judgment seat will have light coming from it looking like fire to the wicked that oppress not being like Jesus is.

  10. Artiewhitefox says:

    The sodomite is against the zoosexual wanting worse for them like Lot outside Lots house. The Sodomite imposes fines and arrests like the religious people against Jesus. The people against the zoo are ungodly not minding their own business.
    People being like Jesus is will be like the peaceful Bonobo. As it is the people against the zoosexual are acting like a troupe of chattering chimpanzees.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11 > And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
    People against the zoo obviously want to disobey that one .
    King James Version. Philippians 2 >. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
    The people against the zoo does not keep that one too.
    Luke 6:37: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
    Romans 2:1:Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

    People are condemning the zoosexual for having sex. That means God will condemn the condemner for having sex being equal.
    Why condemn yourself?

    All people against the zoo can think of is condemn.
    Matthew 7:2:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    Romans 14:10;King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

    That judgment seat will have light coming from it looking like fire to the wicked that oppress not being like Jesus is.

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