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(Daily Mail)   Farmhand arrested for having sex with a miniature donkey claims it's his constitutional right to get himself a little ass   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 8
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2012-12-13 02:46:04 AM
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BarkingUnicorn: Bestiality can be cruel to the animal. The government has a legitimate interest in preventing cruelty to animals. Therefor bestiality laws have a rational basis even if the real reason for them is "ewwww."


While animal cruelty is OK if the real reason for it is "mmmmm".

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2012-12-13 03:34:47 AM
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BravadoGT: He does have a point, sort of. To survive a challenge under Equal Protection, the laws banning beastiality must pass the Supreme Court's "Rational Basis Test." I suppose they could argue that it's rational for society to outlaw it for health-related reasons (spreading diseases from animals to humans, e.g.) but really--the only reason it's outlawed is because people find it disgusting and offensive. It really should be something more than that before the government is allowed to put you in jail for it.


Animals lack the intellectual capacity to give consent.
2012-12-13 09:01:24 AM
1 votes:
Sex with an animal, at least animals big enough to not be harmed, is a victimless crime. If people can slaughter pigs and cows without their consent, why can't they boink one?

/ewwww is not a reason
2012-12-13 05:32:53 AM
1 votes:
Western society is completely schizophrenic when it comes to laws dealing with animals. We shred millions upon millions of male chickens, a few days after they've hatched, we skin animals alive for their fur, we have pigs that never see the light of day, we have the ability classify the same animal respectively as a pet, a pest, meat, testbed, or as a zoo- or circus-inhabitant (rats, snakes), we have laws that protect certain animals from being harmed based solely on their perceived 'nobility', we have completely arbitrary regulations when it comes to species and their hunt- and/or slaughterability. Yet we cry foul when someone drowns a litter of cats. Or sticks his johnson in a cow.
2012-12-13 03:11:34 AM
1 votes:
I thought we were supposed to pretend that this is ok because he was born this way, and all of that crap.
2012-12-13 12:37:58 AM
1 votes:

BravadoGT: He does have a point, sort of. To survive a challenge under Equal Protection, the laws banning beastiality must pass the Supreme Court's "Rational Basis Test." I suppose they could argue that it's rational for society to outlaw it for health-related reasons (spreading diseases from animals to humans, e.g.) but really--the only reason it's outlawed is because people find it disgusting and offensive. It really should be something more than that before the government is allowed to put you in jail for it.


"Rational basis" is the lowest level of review. The government need only hypothesize a reasonable connection to a legitimate interest. The rational basis doesn't even have to be the government's real reason for outlawing an activity.

Bestiality can be cruel to the animal. The government has a legitimate interest in preventing cruelty to animals. Therefor bestiality laws have a rational basis even if the real reason for them is "ewwww."

Equal protection is subject to intermediate scrutiny. A court considers whether the statute involves important governmental interests and whether the law is substantially related to the achievement of important government objectives.

Preventing animal cruelty is an important government interest, particularly when it involves sexual gratification because serial killers, arsonists, child and spouse abusers, etc., often start that way. Statutes forbidding bestiality are substantially related to this important government objective.
2012-12-12 11:40:58 PM
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Snarfangel: Here is a picture of the victim:
[www.mrouse.com image 634x591]



Cock a Doodle DON'T.
2012-12-12 08:26:23 PM
1 votes:
"Florida" tag beats "Follow Up" tag.
 
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