The Denmark government is finally moving to ban bestiality in the country next year.
“I have decided that we should ban sex with animals,” Minister of Food and Agriculture Dan Jørgensen said to local newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
“The most important is that in the vast majority of cases it is an attack against the animals.
“And under all circumstances, any doubts about it should go to the animals’ benefit. They naturally cannot say no to going along with it.”
The move comes after years of animals rights activists urging lawmakers to close the legal loophole. While causing an animal suffering, pain, distress or lasting harm has been illegal for years, bestiality is not specified as some still argue the animals don’t suffer.
Denmark is one of the few remaining countries still allowing bestiality, despite almost 80 percent of the country being against it, making it an animal sex tourism destination that ‘damages the country’s reputation’.