The German parliament has just passed the country's first anti-bestiality law, and it was an uphill battle much of the way. “Zoophiles” were organized (ZETA - “Zoophilic Engagement for Tolerance and Enlightenment”) and released loads of propaganda to the German people about how human-animal sex is entirely consensual and how their willing “partners” become sexually aroused. Beastiality/zoophilia now becomes illegal for the first time in more than 40 years. Michael Kiok, chairman of the Zoophiles said that "Central to the beliefs of zoophiles is that we don't do anything that the animal doesn't want. We do not treat them cruelly. An animal is quite capable of showing precisely what it wants and does not want. When I look at my dog I know immediately what it wants. Animals are much easier to understand than women."
By Jack Brummet, Fauna Editor/Presidential History Editor
When Lewis and Clark were exploring the West, they sent two young bear cubs back East to President Tom Jefferson. He kept the bears in a cage on the White House lawn and sometimes went on walks with them.
President Calvin Coolidge owned a raccoon, a bobcat, a donkey, a wallaby, a pygmy hippo, a small antelope, and a black bear.
John Quincy Adams kept an alligator.
President Harry S. Truman had a boa constrictor for a pet.
James Buchanan kept an elephant at The White House.
Not surprisingly, President Teddy Roosevelt had a zebra (although I'm surprised he didn't own a lion, hippo, or elephant, since he enjoyed plugging them so much).
By Jack Brummet, All This Is That Social Mores and Ethics Correspondent with additional research by Pablo Fanque, National Affairs Editor, Illustration by Jack Brummet
Is Seattle the Bangkok of international beast-sex tourism? Well, you do have to wonder, with this weeks latest news of British tourists visiting the Seattle area. Apparently, the sex farm advertised heavily in European and British publications and websites.
International Animal Sex Ring Discovered in Whatcom County
"Federal investigators have uncovered an international sex ring that involves farm animals in Whatcom County.
Agents say people from around the world were invited to stay at the farm near Sumas and abuse the animals.
"This is an extremely bizarre case and very shocking for seasoned law enforcement people," said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.
Elfo says dogs, horses and mice were seized from Spink's property. The mice had their tails cut off, were smothered in Vaseline and had to be euthanized [ed's note: we really appear to be "euthanizing" the wrong parties in this case].
It's been quite a year for animal sightings in Seattle (see: here and here). Now, it's the cougars (a/k/a bobcats and mountain lions) prowling the two neighborhoods adjoining ours: Discovery Park and near the Woodland Park Zoo.
According to The Seattle P.I. (the defunct 'paper that is now a web site), "Residents in two Seattle neighborhoods have reported seeing a cougar. . .In Magnolia, cougar sightings reportedly have been going on for several days."
Dean Ericksen (@dean_ericksen) wrote: "Break out the Aqua Velva." ---o0o---