In case you'd rather not read the ugly details, here it is in a nutshell: A female animal shelter worker has intercourse with a canine of the opposite sex that's been entrusted into her care. A second employee films the act, which then finds its way online. Both employees are charged with 'Crimes Against Nature' and are detained.
First and foremost I'd like to clarify here that I find it absolutely repulsive, depraved and a string of other adjectives that indicate my moral disapproval.
That being said, after reading the article, I was surprised to realize that I disagree with this person's arrest and incarceration.
If this had been a man with a female canine, I'd call it rape, but that's not the case. The dog was a willing participant and no harm came to the animal.
As reprehensible as the act was, what physical or emotional harm/distress was this person causing (upset stomachs to readers withstanding) to anyone aside from, perhaps, herself?
Personal freedoms, in my opinion, are sacred. I've always felt that incarceration should be a last resort and reserved for violent offenders and people who steal the livelihood and essential goods of others.
What business is it of mine what others do as long as they're not hurting other living beings around them? Even if the dog was mine, I'd certainly be baffled, shocked and nauseated, but I wouldn't wish incarceration for the woman. I'd definitely be rushing to give the frisky critter a bath...'Bad dog! No chewing my shoes and no sex with strange women!".
Any thoughts on the legal ramifications of moral crimes or crimes against nature? What do you think should be the fate of this woman and the fate of the guy that filmed it?
Should the original poster perhaps be publicly flogged for having even brought it up?
Dodging the incoming stones...
Edited by ChimX, 14 March 2017 - 06:44 PM.