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Netherlands may ban bestiality (Where we're headed?)
Agence France-Presse ^ | April 6, 2004 | From correspondents in The Hague

Posted on 04/06/2004 8:30:08 AM PDT by presidio9

DUTCH Agriculture Minister Cees Veerman has told parliament that he is planning a formal ban on sexual relations with animals to protect the rights of pets and livestock.

He was responding to the complaints of several lawmakers, who were outraged that a man accused of raping horses walked free on the grounds that the animals had not physically suffered from the rape.

"I am considering a change to the current law to make all forms of bestiality illegal," Veerman said in a letter to Parliament, adding he hoped to have a draft measure ready within months.

A group of parliamentarians had argued in a letter to the minister that sex with animals was a "violation of their physical integrity", considering that the creatures were unable to give or withhold their consent.

Current Dutch health law lists some treatment of animals as punishable offenses, such as castrating one's own cat or using a dog for forced labour, but does not mention sexual intercourse.


TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bestiality; netherlands; neverland; samespeciesmarriage; sexualorientation
http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2003/10/04/in_netherlands_gay_marriage_becomes_routine/

In Netherlands, gay marriage becomes routine By Keith B. Richburg, Washington Post, 10/4/2003

AMSTERDAM -- Dolf Pasker and Gert Kasteel are like any other married couple two years on, settling into the mundane routine of daily life together. They finish each other's sentences. They laugh at each other's jokes. When one goes to make the coffee, the other playfully teases about whose job it is to work in the kitchen. The only thing that makes their marriage unusual is they are both men. (excerpted)

1 posted on 04/06/2004 8:30:09 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: CholeraJoe; dubyaismypresident; hobbes1
i don't know why, but you three all came to mind, immediately....
2 posted on 04/06/2004 8:31:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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3 posted on 04/06/2004 8:33:09 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: presidio9
How do they know that horse was raped?

Maybe the horse was dressed provocatively.
Maybe the horse was some kind of slut.
Maybe the horse wanted it.

This is simply a case of he said, it said.
4 posted on 04/06/2004 8:36:32 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (Get your Freep Stuff at www.0cents.com!)
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To: farmfriend
ping
5 posted on 04/06/2004 8:40:12 AM PDT by presidio9 (the left is turning antisemitism into the new homophobia)
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To: presidio9
Related article? =D

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1112335/posts

6 posted on 04/06/2004 8:42:32 AM PDT by TheBigB (Why yes, I AM the bomb-diggedy! Thanks for asking!)
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To: Seeking the truth

7 posted on 04/06/2004 8:42:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: dakine
I wonder if this applies to sheep.....
8 posted on 04/06/2004 8:42:44 AM PDT by codyjacksmom
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To: presidio9; Carry_Okie; forester; sasquatch; B4Ranch; SierraWasp; hedgetrimmer; knews_hound; ...
Short list.
9 posted on 04/06/2004 8:42:54 AM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: Seeking the truth
Sweden reported 27 cases of animal sexual abuse by their owners, as the owners bring their pets to the vet for treatment. These are sick people!
10 posted on 04/06/2004 8:43:32 AM PDT by philosofy123
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To: farmfriend
BTTT!!!!!!
11 posted on 04/06/2004 8:43:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: presidio9
But, but, what if they are truly, and, I mean truly in love?

Hey, the neocommunist America-haters are backing all sorts of other freaks and weirdos. And, there are some really, really ugly woman who probably can't do much better than a collie.

12 posted on 04/06/2004 8:44:42 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: presidio9
There was a young lady from Exeter
And all the young men threw their sex at her
Just to be rude
She lay in the nude
While her parrot, a pervert, took pecks at her.
13 posted on 04/06/2004 8:46:47 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Enjoy every sandwich)
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To: presidio9
This is just another example of the Religious Right trying to impose it's veiws on the rest of us. Some of us are born white, some of us are born black. Some of us are born gay, some of us are born straight. Some of us are born predisposed to sex with humans while others are predisposed to sex with animals. I am tired of all the homophobes and animalphobes trying to change us! Ok, I'm done ranting. Me and my sister are going back to bed now.
/sarcasm off
14 posted on 04/06/2004 8:48:20 AM PDT by birdsman
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To: presidio9
Here's a wake-up call. 22 States in the good old USA have no laws against bestiality. I'll bet most folks didn't know that.
15 posted on 04/06/2004 8:55:14 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: All
Reference for #15:

http://internetdump.com/users/akita/states-law.htm
16 posted on 04/06/2004 8:56:47 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
Sheep raising states?
17 posted on 04/06/2004 8:59:11 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: cynicom
BAAAAAA (from Utah)
18 posted on 04/06/2004 9:06:31 AM PDT by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: Diogenesis
I love the non-sequitor "OJ Interview" on the bottom right!
19 posted on 04/06/2004 9:06:38 AM PDT by presidio9 ("There are no mistakes -- only Happy Accidents." -Bob Ross)
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To: presidio9
As long as they're not discriminating against homobestiality, I got no problem with it.
20 posted on 04/06/2004 9:08:03 AM PDT by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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To: Tacis
None of us can truely be free until the animal lovers among us are constitutionally assured of the right to marry their livestock.
21 posted on 04/06/2004 9:09:50 AM PDT by presidio9 ("There are no mistakes -- only Happy Accidents." -Bob Ross)
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To: presidio9
You mean they are going to impose their morality on others?
22 posted on 04/06/2004 9:16:39 AM PDT by King Black Robe
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To: presidio9
If a liberal has sex with an endangered species, what do you get - NPR correspondents?
23 posted on 04/06/2004 9:34:42 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: presidio9
At first I thought it said Neverland may ban bestiality.
24 posted on 04/06/2004 9:36:16 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Diogenesis
LOL!...WILBURRR!!!...I didn't know.

...wait till the Kali. Supreme court/9th USSC of Appeals hears about this. :))

25 posted on 04/06/2004 9:42:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: af_vet_rr
Neverland may ban bestiality.

LOL!

26 posted on 04/06/2004 9:51:59 AM PDT by presidio9 ("There are no mistakes -- only Happy Accidents." -Bob Ross)
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To: philosofy123
Actually, the scary part is that the Swedish reports are recent because there was no law against beastiality.

Veterinarians pushed for a law because they were reporting that up to 20% of the animals they saw were there because of sex related injury and disease.

Interestingly, the vets also reported the dramatic increase in beastiality came in conjunction with the banning of kiddie porn.
27 posted on 04/06/2004 9:52:49 AM PDT by sharktrager (Kerry is like that or so a crack sausage)
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To: sharktrager
Kerry is like that or so a crack sausage

Huh???

28 posted on 04/06/2004 10:02:37 AM PDT by presidio9 ("There are no mistakes -- only Happy Accidents." -Bob Ross)
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To: presidio9
Sorry. You had to be there.
29 posted on 04/06/2004 10:11:57 AM PDT by sharktrager (Kerry is like that or so a crack sausage)
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To: birdsman
Yeah. I thought the liberal take on this would be that man and sheep are entitled to do what they please in the privacy of their own barn.
30 posted on 04/06/2004 10:14:41 AM PDT by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: philosofy123
Are there birth control pills for female pets? Does a guy use a condom?
31 posted on 04/06/2004 10:18:33 AM PDT by ladylib
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To: presidio9
The Netherlands is behind Illinois, so to speak.

Sex with Animals to be outlawed in Illinois

32 posted on 04/06/2004 10:26:18 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: presidio9
More bad news for Hillary.
33 posted on 04/06/2004 11:39:45 AM PDT by theDentist (JOHN KERRY never saw a TAX he would not HIKE !)
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To: presidio9
I'm going to Vegas!

My tagline has been confirmed!!!
34 posted on 04/06/2004 12:54:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats want to ban sex with animals! They may get hurt!)
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To: Seeking the truth
Oh yeah. It's always the horses fault.
35 posted on 04/06/2004 5:02:09 PM PDT by bikewench
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To: ladylib
The dog don't sue for half of your money, I guess?
36 posted on 04/07/2004 7:34:10 AM PDT by philosofy123
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To: VeniVidiVici
I'm going to Vegas!...My tagline has been confirmed!!!Democrats want to ban sex w/ animals, they may get hurt.

LOL!...Hmm, I though you said, "Democrats WANT sex w/ animals"...NO?, Take a look @ Janet Rhino, $hrillary and Helen Thomas.

37 posted on 04/07/2004 9:10:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Seeking the truth
How do they know that horse was raped?

The accuser...


38 posted on 04/07/2004 9:28:37 AM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot; cyborg
LOL .....thanks for the laugh SocalP.

Hey Cy, i guess I know why Mugz is always in a sour mood. Not enough 'willing' goats in Zim.

39 posted on 04/07/2004 11:41:10 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear missiles: The ultimate Phallic symbol.)
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To: spetznaz
Oh that's explains it LOL
40 posted on 04/07/2004 11:42:30 AM PDT by cyborg
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