No more goat-sex for Muslims in Sweden. Government now outlaws bestiality

Originally posted on The Muslim Issue:

Sweden set to ban bestiality, scrapping legal loophole that made it legal ‘if the animal did not suffer’

  • Now, animal sex is effectively legal thanks to a bizarre technicality
  • The new legislation will not be officially enacted until January 1 2014
  • Anyone caught will face a hefty fine, two-year jail sentence or even both

By Matt Blake

PUBLISHED: 17:00, 14 June 2013

Sweden is to outlaw bestiality for the first time in its history after lawmakers finally ruled a loophole that effectively makes it legal was ‘unacceptable’.

Under current law, sex with animals is permitted as long as the so-called ‘zoophile’ can prove the livestock did not suffer in a bizarre technicality that often leaves suspicious vets as confused as the animals they are treating.

But a public backlash has provoked the government to update the archaic legislation with a blanket ban on all forms of pet-lovemaking regardless of consent.

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