Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bestiality is Alive and Well. Plenty of Humans Like to Have Sex with Alive and Dead Animals. Some Trying to Pass Law in WA State to Make Ilegal

Ok, well you’re probably already shocked. But, even more shocking is that there isn’t a federal law in place already preventing this! Makes you wonder. I say treat offenders like pedophiles. But, definitely lock them away and prevent contact to any human or other animal. Definitely sick people.

Lawmakers to hear bestiality bill Tuesday

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/

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By JASON MCBRIDE

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

OLYMPIA - After the infamous incident at an Enumclaw farm last July that left one man dead after he had sex with a horse, state lawmakers are trying to close a loophole in Washington’s animal cruelty laws.

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, will present her anti-bestiality bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon. Bestiality is not illegal in Washington. Roach says people who have sex with animals are victimizing them, just like pedophiles molest children.

“Animals cannot give permission, contrary to what people may think,” Roach said. “So you go under the assumption that they are innocent.” Susan Michaels, co-founder of Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal rescue sanctuary in Sultan, came to Roach with the idea for the legislation last year because of the Enumclaw case.

“It brought to light to many what happens behind closed doors, what no one wants to talk about,” Michaels said.

The measure – Senate Bill 6417 – would make having sex with an animal, alive or dead, a class C felony, which would result in a one to three month sentence in most cases, according to Dan Satterberg, chief of staff at the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

Satterberg and other proponents say sexual predators often have a history that includes sexual abuse of animals. “It is frequent to see that they began their offense with an animal,” Satterberg said.“Obviously, animals can’t testify 5 right now, there’s nothing that can be done that can bring that kind of attention of the court.”

The bill originally included language that would have made videotaping – as was done in the Enumclaw incident – of animal sex illegal, but sponsors took it out because profiting from electronic images is already illegal under the state’s laws against lewd matter.

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