Skip to comments.Bestiality Now Illegal in Sweden
Posted on 04/10/2014 3:41:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A new law put into effect on Tuesday completely outlaws sexual intercourse with animals in Sweden.
For the last 70 years, the penal code has avoided mention of bestiality, as the laws on animal cruelty were seen as adequate to cover such assault. Previous rules only prohibited sex with animals if it could be proved that the animal suffered mental or physical harm.
The move was backed by Rural Affairs Minister Eskil Erlandsson who has long been behind a push to make bestiality illegal in Sweden.
"There should be no doubt whatsoever that bestiality is unacceptable," he said in June.
Cattle farmer Gudmun Stenström told The Local he did not think the law would have any effect.
"I don't care either way, I don't see any bigger point to it, apart from someone trying to win some kind of political point," he said. "It doesn't help to punish someone like that."
About six years ago, Stenström thought his cows were being murdered at his farm in Slöinge, southern Sweden. From his house, he heard his cows stamping their feet and protesting in the barn. Worried, he made his way over to find a middle-aged man having intercourse with a calf.
"I had to joke with him, telling him the calves weren't sexually mature yet," Stenström told The Local.
While the man tried to flee, Stenström was hot on his heels, and managed to pin him down. Dragging him back to the barn, Stenström said he spent three hours teaching him about animal insemination and the difference between calves and heifers.
"Ninety percent of these people are sick, you need to get the psychologists in to have a proper chat with them," said Stenström, who pointed out that if the cows had been in heat, the attacker wouldn't have provoked such nervous frenzy among the animals. "They would have stood still."
He said that a colleague in Stockholm had encountered a much worse scenario, when he intercepted a man who had slashed the cows' genitals .
"That person is cruel," Stenström said, adding that the case on his own farm was "not so bad" by comparison.
"Some of us like girls, others boys, some like cows."
Rural Affairs Minster Eskil Erlandsson came under fire in 2008 for his use of a graphic example to demonstrate that "what counts as sexual abuse of animals" isn't always easy to define, much to the surprise of fellow MPs.
Don’t worry, it is still legal in the Muslim countries.
They were born that way!!!
No. Self-censoring that one.
What does Sharia have to say about that?
This law is baaaaad. Baaaad I say.
Those zany Swedes.
Will Swedish Muslims riot in protest?
Wait I thought we were all about recognition of all love as equal?
You nasty boy!
Don’t drink the milk afterwards?
” spent three hours teaching him about animal insemination and the difference between calves and heifers. “
As pithy a summary of the moral sophistication of the 21st Century as is likely to be found.
There used to be no doubt whatsoever that homosexual sodomy is unacceptable.
And the sheep of Sweden give a collective SIGH OF RELIEF!!!
It’s interesting that they only forbid bestiality out of concern for the cows, not the humans or the moral principles.
In any base, it’s a step forward. I’ve always wondered how anyone can tell whether a cow or a sheep or whatever animal has given informed consent to being raped. I’m not sure what that Princeton professor has to say about that.
"That's a relief!"
Peter Singer? I believe he and PETA say it’s okay if it doesn’t hurt the animal. Yuck.
[ Will Swedish Muslims riot in protest? ]
When the hell do they NOT riot and burn crap?
Good for them. How about Denmark?????
oh Hell, how absolutely backwards of them! I guess we will just have to cancel our Swedish vacation tickets now...
oh Hell, how absolutely backwards of them! I guess we will just have to cancel our Swedish vacation tickets now
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OTOH, if you do go you can safely take your pet with you.
SIgn me up as Bestialityaphobic!
I used to deer hunt in the North East Kingdom of Vermont in Caledonia County in the 60s and early 70s. My hunting partner was a kid whose Grandfather was regular subject in Yankee Magazine.
We were walking up a hill to an logging slash to set up for the morning.
He said to me, “You ain't going to believe this Bill. My cousins are up from Arkansas and Grandpa caught Name deleted, having carnal relations with one of the cows.”
We had a good laugh and got a buck later in the morning.
I suspect that a lot of San Franciscans are cancelling their trips to Sweden right now.
I can relate with my pet at home. I was looking forward to some of those tall exotic blonde Scandinavian animals ....
>Its interesting that they only forbid bestiality out of concern for the cows, not the humans or the moral principles.<
But it is a small step in the right direction, don’t you think?
It’s one small hump for sheep- kind.
Funny. We used to say the same thing about homosexuals. Now, your job is in jeopardy if you speak out about them *marrying* each other.
This must, therefore, be the end of sex with Koranimals in Sweden.
Clever way to reduce that herd, IMHO.
So glad that you posted that cartoon AFTER I had put my glass of expensive Scotch down.
Prosecutor: Now, can you please tell the court where you were on the night of October 12?
Prosecutor: And were you approached by the defendant?
Witness: Oink, oink.
Prosecutor: Can you tell the court what he did after he approached you?
Witness: Squeeeeeeeaaaaaal! Squeeeeeeaaaaaal!
Prosecutor: No further questions, Your Honor.
"Yah sure - now dis here is a cow, see, and dis here is a bull. Don't be tryin' nuttin' romantic wit' de bull, nosiree. Mostly dey ain't gay and dey'll stomp ya into a mudhole. Glad to help."
So that means no more “reindeer love”? Cancel my visit to that insensitive, mean-spirited country.
I woulda given you a buck and a half ...
They still need to “evolve” for their society to catch up to San Francisco and South Miami.
True story, Bucks only in those days, a half a buck was a doe and you had to get the first one legal, a buck, then you could do a little spot lighting for the half a buck.
“The move was backed by Rural Affairs Minister Eskil Erlandsson who has long been behind a push to make bestiality illegal in Sweden. “
I guess he can forget about being Mozilla’s next CEO
“What does Sharia have to say about that? “
Moo! Moo! Don’t stop!
Has OKCupid ruled on this case yet and blocked all Swedish users?
Well, bless their little Swedish hearts!! Isn’t that special!!
Had a female friend recount seeing a Muslim buggering a donkey in Egypt. I’m not sure if that was officially part of the tour or not.
Reminds me of an old joke. The cow must have been really good looking.
That sounded more 'Minnesota' than 'Sweden'... Use more inflection... And of course, it needs more cowbell.
“Bestiality Now Illegal in Sweden”
It’s about damn time! Those poor animals after all of these years ...
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