Canada’s Supreme Court has legalized oral sex with pets as long as no penetration is involved in a ruling slammed by animal rights groups.
The court ruled 7-1 in favor of a British Columbia man convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters who also “smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act,” court documents revealed.
“Although bestiality was often subsumed in terms such as sodomy or buggery, penetration was the essence — ‘the defining act’ — of the offense,” the court ruled. “There is no hint in any of the parliamentary record that any substantive change to the elements of the offense of bestiality was intended.”
The lone dissenter, Justice Rosalie Abella, said penetration should not be considered essential when defining bestiality.
“Acts with animals that have a sexual purpose are inherently exploitative whether or not penetration occurs,” she stated.
Animal rights groups echoed a similar sentiment.
“As of today, Canadian law gives animal abusers license to use animals for their own sexual gratification,” said Camille Labchuk, the executive director of Animal Justice. “This is completely unacceptable, contrary to societal expectations, and cannot be allowed to continue.”
The Canadian legislature also made headlines recently after the Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, demanded two year prison sentences for people found guilty of “transgender discrimination.”