At Last! Denmark Bans Bestiality

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Good news! Yesterday, Denmark passed legislation making it illegal for humans to have sex with animals.

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The amendment to the Animal Welfare Act is long overdue. Because every other country in Northern Europe had already banned bestiality, there were fears that the country was becoming a hub for animal-sex tourism, as some foreigners visit the country specifically to go to horrific brothels that sexually exploit animals.

A 2011 Ministry of Justice report surveyed veterinarians and found 17 per cent of them suspected that an animal they treated had had intercourse with a human.

After we contacted the Danish government about this disturbing issue earlier this year, we received this reply from the Ministry of Foods, Agriculture and Fisheries:

The Danish government has decided that a ban on sexual relations between humans and animals shall be implemented in the Danish legislation.

Animals must be treated with respect and care and have the right to a high level of protection. When it comes to sexual relations between humans and animals there is a special concern to be taken into account, as the animals cannot consent to enter into a sexual relation with a human being. Another concern is that it can be difficult to identify and document possible physical or mental damage to the animal as a result of the sexual relation with a human being.

Yesterday, the law was finally amended as promised, bringing Denmark into line with other European countries and putting a stop to the deeply disturbing animal-sex industry.

Thank you to the thousands of people who signed our action alert about this and to everyone inside and outside Denmark who’s been working to make this much-needed ban a reality.

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  • Maurya commented on April 23, 2015 at 12:35 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing the horror of animal borthels in Denmark to light. Is there anything that can be done to get the folks involved prosecuted to the full extent of the law? Seeing the dogs with broken deformed limbs to serve this extreme perversion has enraged me.

    Thank you again

    • Jennifer Garlick commented on August 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Apparently it’s still going on, I’ve just signed a petition to get this sick perversion stopped!

  • Peter commented on April 23, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Shocking! I had no idea that this sort of thing occurred. No animal more depraved than some examples of humans. Sorry to hear that Denmark has been a little slow on this issue, but has now done the decent thing.

  • karen commented on April 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I’m so glad that the Danish Government has banned this evil practise against animals. It is a vile act to bestow upon any animal and very unnatural,because if it was acceptable then god would have created such an animal when he created Adam and Eve.
    Thank you PETAUK for your continued support against all things cruel to animals and for everyone who signs these petitions and being there voice.

  • Pauline commented on April 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Call me naive but I hadn’t even realised that it happened. Some humans are very disgusting sad sacks. I have heard of blow up dolls, why don’t they try those?

    • Karen Lagalla commented on May 7, 2015 at 8:06 am

      me either. Not like this where animal brothels existed

      • Ruth commented on May 8, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        neither had irealised what depths of depravity humans so easily sink to

      • kwhite commented on June 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

        what I want to know is just because its law now in Denmark and other countries is that to shut us up ….what about the underground world…I think this will still go on unless they are caught and made an example of …..that’s the only way we will create an animal free abuse is to make examples and comply with the arrests and punishment…the law is too lenient on the abusers so they go back at it again….this has to stop…shame on your countries for allowing this in the first place disgusting

  • may phelan commented on April 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

    lovely to see that protesting really works. very rewarding, well done everyone.

  • Lynda Gedge commented on April 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    It should have been banned centuries ago, but better late than never.what a disgusting practice

    • Lynda Gedge commented on April 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thank God

  • Doug White commented on April 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Animal brothels? People never cease to amaze me, sadly.

  • David Lavery commented on April 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Thank goodness

  • Elaine Hughes commented on April 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    these people must be sick not right in the head . sub human beings

    • Penta_No_name commented on April 28, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      We shouldn’t down grade humans and try to rob them from thier Human Rights.
      Yes I’m aware that Human Rights does not include animals sex. I’m just affraid of that you take away such rights as Fair trail, free school and security.
      I think your comment was very very rude.

      • What commented on May 2, 2015 at 4:19 am

        You must be trolling, such idiocy cannot exist and be able to type on a keyboard….

      • Karen Lagalla commented on May 7, 2015 at 8:05 am

        the price you pay

      • Brenda commented on June 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm

        You’re kidding right? U think bestiality is a human right? Anyone who can say this isn’t thinking straight. What about the animals? Do they have the ability to say no? Please…don’t waste out time..

      • carolina commented on June 30, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        What a Loser! you are being rude and the worst part is that I don’t think you are aware of it.
        Maybe you are one of those sick losers that likes to have sex with animals, therefore your comment.
        We are talking about the victims in the case the dogs, Humans are the ones causing this pain.

      • Cindy commented on May 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

        Are you frigging kidding me, it is people like you who think they have the right to do whatever they please. Animals have rights too. People who have sex with animals are very sick SUB HUMAN individuals.

  • Susan Keller commented on April 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    My gosh thank GOD. Those poor poor animals. No telling what all was really done to them. Are people so stupid& Patient that they have to be told they cant have sex with animals? Mabey we need to send some Bibles over there along with that new law. Thats really sickening. Those poor little helples s Babys. Thank God for Peta. I will always support you and your exelant work! Thank you so much for always being on the right side of our beautyful ANIMALS in this world. Thank you again for always looking for our animals in trouble&coming so quickly to the rescue of them. Gods Speed!!!! Susan Keller

    • Karen Lagalla commented on May 7, 2015 at 8:05 am

      What good would a bible be except to hit them over the head. These people are ill and should be locked up

    • jbdean commented on May 30, 2015 at 12:50 am

      Thank god? I think you should be thanking PETA and the thousands of PEOPLE that worked to bring this to fruition. If god had anything to do with it, it would be having turned a blind eye to it all along. It just amazes me how religion and reason are like oil and water. You have a deity that “creates” a living, breathing, feeling (physically and emotionally) being and then not only denies it a reward for its pain and suffering (Jesus didn’t die for the animals to have eternal life) but ALLOWS it to suffer in the first place all the while not giving it the ability to speak out or physically take action on its own against its abusers. Why does this “god” continue to get followers? Just boggles the mind.

      “May the light of REASON illuminate your path.” –jbdean

      • Shelly commented on September 19, 2015 at 2:48 am

        Well said and completely agree!….in all aspects of life!

  • barbara loftus commented on April 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

    I cannot believe that this is happening

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  • Tami commented on April 24, 2015 at 3:23 am

    THANK YOU to everyone who has petitioned for this legislation!!

  • B. Holden commented on April 24, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Thank you so much PETA UK for this great victory for animals in Denmark! So wonderful to hear! You guys are really awesome – you all help so many animals! Keep the great work going! Thank you again!

  • Luz Collaozs commented on May 1, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Thank you God for this victory and thank you PETA and the court that made it happened.

  • Mr Greer Hart, senior commented on May 9, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Such an activity as bestiality is on the same list of condemnation as the abuse of vulnerable children in orphanages, special homes, in detention etc. The media is replete with such gross abuse of young people by those in high authority or celebrities, yet nothing has been revealed about those misusing animals for sexual purposes. Could the two activities be linked, along with the forcing of women into prostitution? When will those still decent in authority become more circumspect and quicker to action, when the public complains or a whistle-blower reveals something of public interest. Domination of the weak comes in all forms and its abuses can be interactive.

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on May 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      A very good decision.

      Coz animals could not say whether they like it or not. Consentment is NOT possible in case of bestiality.

      But, this does not prevent me to have great admiration for actress Bodil Joensen. A beautiful girl, ahead of her times and an outstanding artist.

      • Cindy commented on May 25, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        Are you serious, you admire Bodil Joensen, she exploited animals for fame and money. She was no animal lover if she was she would never have forced them to have sex with her. Karma made sure she was miserable when she died. She was a sick individual.

  • Naushad Korimdun commented on May 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    A good decision.

    But it does not prevent me to admire Bodil Joensen. A great actress, well in advance of her times

  • kim rauchrlle commented on May 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    How sick is this practice and its been allowed. .im in shock here with this.
    Dirty filthy humans. .do they then infect humans ..omg disgusting.

  • Line commented on May 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I am from Denmark and i am so ashamed of it.
    Those people who actually do/did this ARE psychoes.. They should really get some therapy!
    And how is it possible that this law was first made this year??

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on May 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Bodil Joensen was an animal lover, directoress of her husbandry farm.

      But she never does anything wrong to human race or cause harm to even an ant. Now see how many fanatics, are killing people in the name of religions.

  • jbdean commented on May 30, 2015 at 12:58 am

    This is WONDERFUL news! I was one of many that signed countless petitions, demands, and letters to stop this barbaric and inhumane practice!

    Now, how long do these hell holes have to stop doing business and how can we help the animals that were used in them?

    We must not be satisfied until EVERY animal is in a safe and loving environment for them to spend their remaining days!

  • dil commented on June 1, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Thank you Denmark
    Shame we had to go through all the hard work to get this done ..It shouldn’t be . We suppose to be most advanced yet we behave worse beast in the planet …Hoping other countries follow this path ..

  • Naushad Korimdun commented on June 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

    All the commentators ignore famous actress Bodil Joensen. She was a great actress, a star of outstanding beauty.

  • Patricia Milla commented on June 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm



    GOOD JOB!!

    • Edmund Verwey commented on July 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      I don’t know anybody who signed petitions as I only came across this blog tonight. But I want to thank each and every individual from the bottom of my heart who signed the petition. even if I was not involved. I said some pretty harsh stuff to some of the bloggers on this site but THAT is just how I feel about animals. I am involved in a few animal shelters and have many rescue dogs myself. God bless all of you animal lovers.

  • Naushad Korimdun commented on June 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I hope we can struggle to avoid cruelty even when it is done in the name of religions.

  • Marie Rickard commented on July 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Well, Denmark – welcome to 2015. It’s bad enough that some human beings are still brutal and depraved enough to think they have the right to rape animals but the fact that many countries still condone it and have to be pressured and shamed into legislating against it is horrifying. What took you so long??

    • Cindy commented on May 25, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Yes my question too, why has it taken this long to stop it and why was it allowed in the first place. It is a disgrace that a government would allow these things to happen.

  • Speedyblupi commented on July 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    “the animals cannot consent to enter into a sexual relation with a human being.”

    Or to anything else you might do to them…
    An animal can’t give informed consent to being neutered, fed or petted either.

    The consent issue is irrelevant. What is relevant is whether harm is caused. In the case of the animal brothels harm obviously was caused, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you should have a blanket ban on bestiality – contrary to popular belief, not every zoophile is a rapist who views all other species as inferior and purely sexual objects.

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on July 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Great and enligheninging comment. I still insist to say that Bodil Joensen, the famous actress, NEVER does any harm to her animals film partners.

    • joanna commented on September 10, 2015 at 6:14 am

      i agree. judging this particular paraphilia as “immoral” even in the absence of harm is comparable to christian moralizing about sexual orientation, in the sense that the judgments/conclusions made are more dependent on emotional response than reason (esp. in relation to harm reduction). concepts like consent and rape are human conceptions with equally human-specific implications that would not reasonably be thought to bear the same meaning within the sphere of animal experience. in other words, your feelings of discomfort or wrongness are not evidence of some harm or injustice being committed.

  • Kim Kuo commented on July 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    It is staggering to me that Denmark STILL HAD animal brothels !??! How sickeningly depraved is that ?!? Thank you, PETA for bringing this to light, and stopping it. It horrifies me that 16% of animals at a vet had been raped. In a “civilized” and wealthy country like Denmark!!! Shameful.

  • Gabriele fandry commented on July 29, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Ich verbiete Ihnen die Tiere zu vergewaltigen oder sonst irgendeiner míßhandelung.

  • CC commented on October 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    ” in 1981, following a change in Denmark’s laws, she was raided for “sickening”animal neglect,[6] and went to prison for 30 days. None of her animals ultimately survived, and Bodil herself did not recover after they were euthanised.”

    This is a quote from Wikipedia ^^^

    To all those people who love bodil joensen. You are sick, you disgust me. I had no idea who she was. Had to look it up. She was fucking and exploiting animals. And making money in porn movies that way.

    And even her own farm was an animal brothel. And she all let them rot eventually too. She stopped taking care of them so they died or were so weak and sick they had to br euthanized.

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on October 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      I totally disagree, that you attack Bodil Joensen and her fans.

      She was a top husbandry-farmer, who back in 1970, could drive trucks, ride horse and remain still so beautiful just like a top rated actress. Now, she never did anything wrong to her animals on purpose. Only after she went to prison, upon sudden change of laws, that her animals were neglected. She was a great person, well ahed of her times.
      I admire her.

  • Debi Martinez commented on November 26, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Stop this its discusting!!

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on November 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Not Bodil Joensen. She is an admiring woman.

      • Cindy commented on May 26, 2016 at 2:18 am

        She was an animal abuser, it is not normal to want to have sex with animals and it sounds like you are just as sick as her

      • Naushad Korimdun commented on May 26, 2016 at 10:14 am

        Ms Cindy don’t call me sick. I’m just like you, against bestiality and animal sex. But actress Bodil Joensen has not done anything wrong to her animals.

        Why not consider her as a talented artist, who has been exploited by porn industry. She has such an innocent and fairy like looks.

        She is probablt among the persons i admire most.

    • Edmund Verwey commented on July 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      I totally agree with you Debi. STOP Naushad Korimdun from commenting about his perverted and sick actress. NOBODY WANTS TO KNOW about who she was or how she treated her animals. She was SICK.

  • Maria Teresa Cristini commented on December 20, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Finalmente qualcosa di buono x salvaguardare e rispettare gli animali.speriamo che riescano a far rispettare la legge è ci possano essere condanne molto severe.

  • Elizabeth Shanahan commented on June 28, 2016 at 7:18 am

    At ‘long’ last is all I can say. A big thank you to all of you for bringing this to the public arena .

  • Abhijeet Rawat commented on August 26, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    These people are mentally ill frustrated. I was shocked to hear about this that animal sex is in practice in europe. I think Asia is far much good then Europe. why it was allowed??? and why govt not banned it before?? At least this is not in practice in asian countries. Its really too sad too dirty to even think.

    • Naushad Korimdun commented on August 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Before judging her, better read a bit about her life.

      I think the debate is over, with Denmark banning bestiality.

      But Bodil Joensen remained an iconic figure. An admiring person.

  • Naushad Korimdun commented on August 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Edmond Vergey, it’s better to know before passing on a judgement.

    Mind you, that me also is very happy than bestiality is banned.

    Bodil Joensen was a great actress, an icon for me.

    Did you guys know that after her films, she got marriage proposals by hundreds, from renowned people around the world?

    Read a bit about her life, watch to her only interview available on You Tube,

    You will happen to like, or just like me, adore her.

    She is of an outstanding beauty, matching Lady Diana, Adrianna Karembeu and Amber Heard or Ashwarya Rai.


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