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Man Dies Fucking A Horse.

I saw this on bookslut, but the details were pretty much what I have in the title. It failed to mention, for example, that "that the man -- who died of internal bleeding from anal sex with the animal -- died after visiting a farm in nearby Enumclaw that attracted "a significant number of people" looking to engage in bestiality."

A farm for bestiality. Yes. Naturally. Nothing's more normal out in rural life, of course. By the way, shockingly, the internet is involved: "The farm was discussed in Internet chat rooms as a "destination" spot for people looking to have sex with animals. She [Sullivan] reported that this prompted an investigation into whether the chickens, goats and sheep on the property had also been victimized."

"When they searched the farm, police had found hundreds of hours of videotape showing men having sex with horses. Police are still making sure that sex was not forced on the smaller, weaker animals, thus constituting animal cruelty (which is a crime). Investigators are also checking to see if other crimes like child abuse or rape occurred on the premises."

Clearly, being a cop without this fetish today, sucks.

But the best bit in this article, is this, where apparently "Washington is one of 17 states that does not outlaw bestiality, [so] having sex with a horse is not a crime and his death will not be investigated."

Full thing here.

Edit: mariness listed the link to the wikipedia entry for Zoophilia, which is really kinda fascinating. It's legal in the ACT, did you know? Check it.

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lonewolf23
Jul. 20th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
Washington is one of 17 states that does not outlaw bestiality

Why does that not surprise me, in a state - and country - where every man, woman and child is repeatedly sodomised by both donkeys and elephants?
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
it's terribly shocking, isn't it? gay marriage is totally outlawed, but if you want to fuck a horse, you're all good.
mariness
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
And yet we have been repeatedly told that one excellent reason for outlawing gay marriage is that if you allow gays to marry, people might, gasp -- marry animals next!

Although, based on this article, that argument may have a point...

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capnoblivious
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
I can't imagine it'd be a fun day for a cop *with* the fetish.

"So, explain this one again, Bob?"
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
maybe it would bring them together.

"wow, bob, i've never experienced the feelings i have now."
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
So...it's not the fucking of animals that's wrong... just the fucking of animals that are smaller than you? that's an interesting place to draw the line...

so a chicken fucker is a pervert, but a horse fucker can be a respectable member of the community...

benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
it appears that you can be both a horse fucker and the president and suffer no ill will.
deborahb
Jul. 20th, 2005 10:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, that division really spoke to me, too.

Maybe bigger, stronger animals are just renowned for being hornier. Or more sexually attracted to people. That's probably it.
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llbatt
Jul. 20th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)
I like the definition of horses as "Smaller, weaker animals." The 1/4 tonne horse my daughter owns qualifies, I'm sure, especially the other week when it threw Erin's grandmother and broke her collarbone.

Maybe he was upset she wasn't trying to fuck him.......
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
i don't think the horses were the smaller weaker ones. i think they meant, you know, chickens. do you have a chicken you can share round with your family, lee?

;)

i wonder why it's legal in the ACT. i wonder what else is legal there. the little corrupt heart of australia.
tanuja
Jul. 20th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
"that the man -- who died of internal bleeding from anal sex with the animal"

He did what? I had to read this post twice before I realised that it was the man that died and not the animal. Ach y fi, that's a Cloud 13 situation if ever I read one. Cloud 13, BTW, is the special place in the afterlife reserved for people who died by stupid means, you know the sort of person that puts the metal knife in the toaster without unplugging it first. Mr Tanuja and I first heard about Cloud 13 from an American comedian who was playing at a small venue in Edinburgh at the Fringe festival ca 1995. We've never heard of him since, but we've both remembered Cloud 13.

benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
yeah, if you click the thing, they explain it in more detail. but yes. dead from fucking the horse. wasn't thee an english queen who died like that? the horse crushed her or something, i heard.
chrisbarnes
Jul. 20th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
That would be the famous rumour about Catherine the Great of Russia. Nothing more than a rumour, though she did have a great many (human) lovers.
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chrisbarnes
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
Another interesting thing in that Wikipedia article is the existence of Jervis Bay Territory, mentioned alongside the ACT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jervis_Bay_Territory
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
yeah, wasn't something i knew. wasn't sure if it was true or not, though, you know?
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