Assembly bill would make sex with animals a crime

A bill that criminalizes bestiality passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday by a 6-0 bipartisan vote.

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Illustration by Megan Archer

 Use, or cause or procure the use of, an animal or creature in any kind of sexual manner or initiate any kind of sexual contact with the animal or creature, including, but not limited to, sodomizing the animal or creature.  As used in this paragraph, “sexual contact” means any contact between a person and an animal by penetration of the penis or a foreign object into the vagina or anus, contact between the mouth and genitalia, or by contact between the genitalia of one and the genitalia or anus of the other.  This term does not include any medical procedure performed by a licensed veterinarian practicing veterinary medicine or an accepted animal husbandry practice.

Penalties for those convicted include fines up to $15,000 and imprisonment for as long as five years. Additionally, the bill directs the courts to impose Community Service for up to 30 day at a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or a municipality”s animal control program.  Is that a good idea?

Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Assembly bill would make sex with animals a crime”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 9:10 am on June 13th, 2014:

    Yet “Rome Burns” around us with taxes out of the roof, an irreparable budget and people vowing to leave the state in droves when they retire and this is all they can come up with.

  2. TheDigger said at 12:37 pm on June 13th, 2014:

    It depends upon your definition of “what an animal or creature is”.

    Does this bill specifically exclude a “human” from “animal or creature”?

  3. TR said at 2:31 pm on June 13th, 2014:

    Is that a RINO making love to a liberal?

  4. jrsmith said at 2:37 pm on June 13th, 2014:

    No sex for jim

  5. Bill said at 2:50 pm on June 13th, 2014:

    @JR- I do not agree with jim at all but he has the right to make any comment. That is shameful.

  6. Trenchcoat Chris said at 8:58 pm on June 13th, 2014:

    Will heavy petting still be OK?