Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

Frankly I am not interested in what two consenting adults – or three or however many are up for it – do in order to obtain sexual gratification.

However when I read that there is a flourishing business in Denmark in which people pay in order to have sex with animals, I am moved to write a few words about the repugnant practice. Call me a keyboard warrior, if you must.

The law (in both Norway and Denmark) states that bestiality is perfectly legal “so long as the animal involved does not suffer.”

This is a statement so broad as to be comical. The animal must be restrained and is unable to talk. How does one gauge how much suffering is involved or what implements are used in the process?

According to the Danish newspaper 24timer, this “interesting gap” in the law has led to a flourishing business.

On the internet, several Danish animal owners openly advertise their services. Pimping out your pooch, it seems, is quite ‘normal’ these days.

The newspaper contacted several animal pimps who assured them that the animals “have been engaged in this kind of activity for several years and that the animals crave the sexual stimulation.”

This is akin to saying that kiddies crave the sexual stimulation that pedophiles offer.

Apparently the cost charged by the animal owners varied from DKK 500 to 1,000 (USD$85 to $170).

Since Danish laws are so similar to Norwegian laws, the animal bordello phenomenon has led many to question if such a practice could be legal in Norway as well.

Torunn Knævelsrud is the section chief for animal welfare for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. “It is difficult to say yes or no,” is his response as to the legality of animal bordellos in Norway.

“It could be that the animals don’t really care,” Knævelsrud said. “But I think animals will often be victims of injury, stress or suffering in connection with sexual acts with humans. Either that they are held fast, or frightened, or suffer pain or physical injury.”

No-one has, as far as I know, specified the minimum size of the animal.

Norway is currently reviewing its Animal Protection Act and several groups, including the Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance, have proposed making amendments which forbid sexual intercourse with animals.

“The acts provoke moral disgust. The question is whether immorality should be made illegal. The FSA group discussing the new animal protection act has been in disagreement about this,” Knævelsrud said.

One of the owners of an animal bordello in Denmark said that many of his clients come from abroad and travel some distance for his services.

Jesus Christ what is wrong with human beings? I do not blaspheme, rather I question.

Should immorality be made illegal?

My answer is hell, yes! Clearly we live in an age where the recidivism and cruelty of human beings has reached such bizarre and evil expression that if the only constraint is that of the law, then so be it.

Surely there is some irony at play.

Why would the Nordic races, famed for their blonde, blue-eyed beauties have to turn to four-legged, mute victims for their sexual relief?

There are contradictions aplenty in Denmark’s stance towards the treatment of animals in the recent past.

Denmark’s controversial ban on slaughtering conscious animals went into effect two weeks ago on Monday and has already come under fire from Jewish and Muslim groups who say it interferes with the requirements of halal and kosher slaughter.

Though the measure has faced opposition from religious groups since it was first proposed last year, Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen was quoted as saying, “Animal rights come before religion,” according to the Jerusalem Post.

What a load of cobblers. Where are the animal rights considered when it comes to animal brothels?

All slaughter that is not preceded by stunning is now illegal in Denmark, though Jewish and Muslim traditions require the animal to be conscious at the moment of death for the meat to be considered kosher or halal, reported Al Jazeera.

Previously, Denmark compromised by requiring animals to be stunned immediately after their throats were cut.

Finn Schwarz, president of the Copenhagen-based Jewish Community Centre told Al Jazeera that the country’s Jewish community mainly imports its kosher meat, so will not be overly affected by the new decree.

However, the quick implementation of the controversial ban in spite of strong religious objections is still a matter of concern for Danish Jews and Muslims. Schwarz said, “The issue here is both the Muslim organization and the Jewish community agree this has been pushed through in a non-democratic process in a quick way.”

Then there is the matter of Marius the giraffe.

Victim; Marius.

Victim; Marius.

Marius was offered a piece of rye bread – his treat – and then publicly shot, dismembered and thrown to the lions as food. The zoo justified the move arguing that it was necessary to prevent inbreeding.

This baseless and cruel decision is nonsense.

Bengt Holst, Scientific Director of the zoo, said “we must accept that there is a surplus of animals that cannot be included in the genetic chain to not cause problems of inbreeding.”

Rubbish, Sir, Rubbish!

Hundreds of thousands of signatures by various animal rights organizations were collected. There were countless offers to adopt Marius – one from the London Zoo – and offers, too, to purchase Marius in order to reintroduce him into the wild.

But, no, Marius was sacrificed in front of an audience.

What people would gather to see a huge, elegant animal murdered? Why, I suppose those that in previous incarnations enjoyed a public hanging or stoning.

Those whose reptile brains are only hungry for depravity.

Though the macabre spectacle of Marius’ murder sparked outrage in society, the knuckle-dragging spokesman for the Copenhagen Zoo, Stenbaek Bro, argued that the park gave parents the opportunity to decide whether or not their children would witness the operation of cutting the animal and, furthermore “I am proud because I believe we gave the kids a great lesson on the anatomy of a giraffe!”

I put it to you, Bro, that the dismembering of a giraffe which they had just seen alive will have the effect of desensitizing young viewers to brutality in all its forms. This one was called culling. I am not sure why young children need to see a giraffe being dissected.

Is this useful or necessary for the upbringing of a Danish suburbanite?

Grindadráp 1942, Sámal Joensen-Mikines

Grindadráp 1942, Sámal Joensen-Mikines

And then, as if all news from Denmark hasn’t nauseated me enough, there is Grind (grindadráp in Faroese). The Grind takes place once a year in the Danish Faroe Islands.

The Grind is considered a cultural tradition and rite of passage in the tiny island group situated approximately halfway between Britain and Iceland.

This horrendous tradition – 21st century barbarism – involves stranding and capturing pods of pilot whales and violently cutting out their spinal cords with long knives while simultaneously bludgeoning them to death with stones, spears, hatchets, clubs and axes.

All the while young village children frolic in the shallow bloody waters and participate in the butchery of the visibly and audibly terrified sentient whales in what is considered by locals as a community sporting event.

The Grind, I reiterate, is considered part of the Faroese cultural tradition.

This doesn’t make it moral or right.

So was slavery and Mandingo fighting part of the ‘culture’ in the South. America has since realized how unpleasant those traditions were.

There are many things rotten in the state of Denmark.

Time for her shame to be the civilized world’s clarion call to wake up and stop the barbarism and pornographic perversion regarding animals.