Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Zoophilia: The Last Taboo Will Fall

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Not long ago, a group of German freaks who have sex with animals held a public demonstration demanding recognition. As Wilfred Reilly says, look at the face of the poor dog:

 

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“Oh Rod, there you go again, nutpicking,” you might be saying. Well, in 1969, Germany decriminalized sex with animals, only recriminalizing it in 2012 (hence, I suppose, the protest above). There is reportedly a significant zoophile community in that woebegone country.

Well, the movement to remove the taboo on sex with animals advances now in Australia (hat tip to reader Jennifer for the article). In Sydney, the upcoming Festival of Dangerous Ideas will host a professor, Joanna Burke, who will discuss the ethics of “humans loving animals” — and she ain’t talking about stroking Spot’s chin after giving him a Scooby snack.

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