Bestiality Outlawed: Netherlands Bans Sex with Animals
The ban was two years in the making, but the Dutch parliament has finally decided to outlaw bestiality and animal pornography.
A still of a man hugging a horse taken from the film "Zoo," a documentary about beastiality, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film.
The Party for the Animals, however, which has two members of parliament, wanted the ban to be more wide-ranging. The party's Esther Ouwehand called for the castration of pigs and the artifical insemination of cows to also be outlawed, too.
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