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We May Be Prudes, But We Leave the Pets Alone

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All week long we have been hearing about how the “sophisticated” world outside our borders is laughing at us for the hubbub over the flash of a breast on national TV. Chuckle on, Swedes:

    Animal sex is not illegal in Sweden, and every year between 200 and 300 pets are injured because of sexual assaults.

    The estimate was presented by Svenska Veterinarforbundet, the Swedish veterinary organization, and it is now trying to make the authorities and the public more aware of animals’ suffering. The organization claim the problem has increased during the last couple of years, even if most people are unaware of it.

    “We have seen an increase since 1999 when child pornography became illegal,” said Johan Beck-Friis. “It appears, in other words, as there are some people who have replaced children with animals. In both circumstances, it is sex with defenceless individuals.”

    ….The fact that animal sex is becoming an increasing problem can be indicated by the mere fact that there is an increasing selection of animal porn at video rentals and there an increasingly number of websites with animal pornography is surfacing.

    ….According to the Swedish paper Expressen, if the same estimate can be used in Sweden that will indicate that 200 to 300 dogs and cats every year are injured as a result of sexual assaults.

    In contrast with most other countries, animal sex is not illegal in Sweden. It was decriminalized in 1944 in connection with the decriminalization of homosexual sex. [Nettavisen]

It seems to me they could disentangle the two, you know, to keep it within the species. But as my Norwegian grandmother used to say, “What do you expect from the Squareheads?” While some may call this “sophistication,” I call it decadence.

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  • mike

    I call it “How to Get Through the Long Nordic Winter.” By around January, Fido looks mighty tempting.

  • Eric Olsen

    It’s just about that time of year.

  • Jim Carruthers

    I think Larry David is prescient. Before the Superbowl, he gets bit on the penis by a dog. The superbowl has an ad which features dog – dick interface. Then Larry gets into a Swede – Norwegian spat in the same ep. Then it occurs with Eric.

    I can tell you I will be paying close attention to next weeks Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • Eric Olsen

    Whoa, creepy!

  • Dawn

    Eating ice cream on your apple pie is decadence, having sex with an animal is perverse and twisted.

  • Dwaine AKA Scooter AKA D.J.

    Tell that to Michael Jackson.

  • http:// Thrillhouse

    Okay, wait a minute…

    It wad DEcriminalized in 1944? They decided “Hey, everyone wants to have a go at the livestock every now and then; what’s so wrong about that?”

    I’d love to know what other laws the Swedish passed or tossed by the wayside that year. Wow.