#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 6°C Tuesday 29 September 2020
Advertisement

Man and woman who 'feel sexually attracted to animals' challenge law forbidding sex with animals

The challenge was thrown out.

Image: Shutterstock/www.BillionPhotos.com

GERMANY’S HIGHEST COURT threw out a challenge against a ban on bestiality brought by two individuals who “feel sexually attracted to animals”.

The plaintiffs, a man and a woman, had alleged that a law passed in 2013 against bestiality violated their “right to sexual self-determination”.

“The complaint is unfounded,” ruled the constitutional court.

The animal protection law forbids sex acts with animals or supplying animals to others for sex. Offenders face fines of up to €25,000.

In its ruling, the court said individuals must accept that government legislation is made in view of the overriding interest of the wider public.

That is the case here, as the protection of the welfare of animals from “unnatural sexual attacks” is a “legitimate aim”, the court said.

© AFP, 2016

Read: Irish woman among six arrested in Spain over violence and organised crime>

About the author:

AFP

Read next:

COMMENTS (58)