They’re pretty darn sick up north!
Pretty darn sick indeed!
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a person must actually penetrate an animal or vice versa in order for the act to be considered bestiality.
In a judgement released Thursday, Canada’s top court ruled in agreement with a lower court that overturned a bestiality conviction.
The graphic ruling explains the case like this: A man, known in the judgment as D. L. W., tried to make his teenage stepdaughter have sex with the family dog, but that proved impossible, so he spread peanut butter on her vagina and made the dog lick it off while he photographed it. Later, he asked her to do it again, so he could make a video.
The judge presiding over the man’s first trial ruled bestiality “means touching between a person and an animal for a person’s sexual purpose,” and penetration isn’t required. He was convicted of numerous sexual offenses, including bestiality. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
But when the man appealed that conviction to the Court of Appeal, he won his case, and the bestiality conviction was dropped. The Crown then appealed that decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
In today’s decision, a majority on the Supreme Court upheld the acquittal.
The ruling goes into the history of the crime of bestiality, which was once categorized as “buggery” and/or “sodomy.” But bottom line, in all cases, someone had to be penetrating the animal or vice versa.
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