Maggie’s Florida and Alaska consider ban on Beastiality

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In this Tuesday, May 2, 2006 file photo, Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, speaks during a break on the House floor at the State Capitol Building in Juneau, Alaska. Lynn said he was compelled to introduce a bill outlawing sex with an animal after he read a news story in April, 2008 about a 26-year-old Klawock, Alaska man having sex with a Labrador retriever. (AP Photo/Seanna O'Sullivan)

Alaska and Florida consider bans on bestiality

By ANNE SUTTON
Associated Press Writer

Posted: Mar. 21, 2009

JUNEAU, Alaska — It's a subject that can cause nervous snickering, a little uneasiness and even a few bad jokes.

But many in the southeast Alaska community of Klawock, population 800, weren't laughing last April after a 26-year-old registered sex offender was accused of molesting a local family's pet dog.

The man was spotted by a local woman coaxing the Labrador retriever into the woods near a ball field. There he allegedly tied it to a tree, taped its muzzle shut with duct tape and had sex with it, witnesses told police at the time.

The man had been twice convicted of raping a young boy and more recently had served probation for assault after lunging at a child. While the incident with the dog was reported to the police, Klawock Mayor Don Marvin said nothing happened for two days while fearful parents escorted their children home from school.

"When this incident happened, we had a community that was scared," Marvin said.

Because Alaska has no law against such an attack, Ketchikan District Attorney James Scott eventually charged the man with two counts of criminal mischief, which was later changed to a theft charge.

In requesting a $10,000 bail, Scott told the court that the state was concerned that if a small child had been available and unattended that day, "the small child would have been found taped (and) tied in the woods."

Shocked by that and other similar cases of involving humans having sex with animals, lawmakers in Florida and Alaska are considering bans on bestiality. They are among 15 states where the practice is not explicitly illegal.

Alaska's House Judiciary Committee on Friday heard testimony on a measure that would expand the state's animal cruelty law to include sexual conduct. It would make the practice a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

In Florida, a bill that would make sex with animals punishable by up to five years in prison has been unanimously approved by two Senate committees and has two other committee stops before reaching the full chamber.

Florida Sen. Nan Rich, a Democrat, has a thick folder in her office containing news clippings of cases around the state of people having sex with animals. While the act is sickening enough, she says research has shown that people who molest animals are likely to rape or molest people.

"There's quite a number of cases," said Rich, holding up an article. "This one is, unfortunately, a man having sex with his guide dog. This is about a goat's death, a female goat in Walton County that had been sexually assaulted. Unfortunately it's not an isolated incident. We need a mechanism to prosecute."

The Walton County case in 2006 helped bring the problem to light. There were at least four goat rapes in Mossy Head, including one that resulted in the animal dying. Instead of being charged with a sex act, a suspect was charged with stealing two goats, said Dee Thompson, the director of Panhandle Animal Welfare Society.

Authorities in Tallahassee, Fla., also struggled in 2005 to find charges that would fit against a blind man accused of having sex with his guide dog. The man was initially charged with felony animal cruelty, but prosecutors dropped that charge and recharged him with "breach of the peace."

In Tennessee, bestiality was banned in 2007. Arizona did so in 2006 after a Mesa deputy fire chief was accused of bestial acts with his next-door neighbor's lamb. Washington state also banned sex with animals in 2006, after a man died of a perforated colon from having sex with a horse on a farm in rural King County.

In Alaska, state Rep. Bob Lynn's measure is backed by the Department of Corrections, the Alaska Farm Bureau, the Humane Society of the United States and the Alaska Peace Officers Association.

Rachel Dzuiba, a veterinarian at the Gastineau Humane Society in Juneau, said it would not only protect animals but also protect the public against a cycle of abuse and violence.

"The act of forcing a living creature to engage in a sexual activity without the ability of consent cannot simply be viewed as a personal choice - no more than forcing a child or an impaired adult would be," Dzuiba told the judiciary committee.

The society's executive director, Chava Lee, said she has received several complaints at the Juneau animal shelter about sexual deviancy against animals.

"In each case that has come to my attention, coercion, abuse, threat of physical harm or terrorizing a human during the practice of a sexual assault on an animal was present," Lee said.

According to the national Humane Society, several studies highlight the link between the sexual assault of animals and sex crimes against humans, including:

- FBI research on the backgrounds of serial sexual homicide perpetrators that uncovered high rates of sexual assault of animals;

- A report in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry that said twenty percent of children who sexually abuse other children also have histories of sexually abusing animals; and

- A Utah State University study showing 37 percent of sexually violent juvenile offenders have a history of animal sexual assault.

The committee also heard testimony from Klawock Chief of Police Cullen Fowler who said the dog that had been allegedly assaulted did not require veterinary care but appeared to have suffered.

Fowler said the pressure of the taped muzzle cause blood vessels to burst in its eyes and the dog was sensitive to the touch, jumpy and afraid for a long time after the incident
 

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Damn! Just when I was really getting close to the big Iguana that lives behind my house. That color changing is such a turn on!
 

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Humble you are one sick man every one knows that bats are far more attractive then any old lizard.
 

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california will allow it!
 

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I think West Virginia's invented it
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I love dogs - not like that though- and anyone doing that to a dog, ESPECIALLY a male dog - ough to be castrated, ON THE SPOT..
 

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Too bad he didn't try it on one of M Vick's rescued dogs. Castrated on the spot would be the least of his worries.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hickman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Too bad he didn't try that on a bear... </div></div>

That what I was thinking . Send him to Kodiak island with box of condoms and some candles. There maybe some lonely female bears that need some lovin.
 

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Hmmmmm, just when Rosie O'Donnell was starting to look good.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: riverguide</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If they caught Rosie O'Donnell having sex with a poodle they'd charge the dog with beastiality... </div></div>

Good one!
 

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I think they should tie him over a log, shove a large tube in his ass and then insert a nice furry cute litle badger. And next time he should stick with sheep instead of the family pet.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: riverguide</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The man had been twice convicted of raping a young boy and more recently had served probation for assault after lunging at a child. </div></div>

Why is this guy still alive? Ill guarantee in my neck of the woods he would of committed suicide the first night behind bars.
 

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LMAO

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: riverguide</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If they caught Rosie O'Donnell having sex with a poodle they'd charge the dog with beastiality... </div></div>
 

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yeah disappear him

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ridgerunner</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: riverguide</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The man had been twice convicted of raping a young boy and more recently had served probation for assault after lunging at a child. </div></div>

Why is this guy still alive? Ill guarantee in my neck of the woods he would of committed suicide the first night behind bars. </div></div>
 

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if Montana changes their laws, I'll have nowhere to retire as a sheep farmer!
 

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We have a sick bastard in my neck of the woods who is drinking young boys urine, he has been caught around town putting cups in the urinal where young kids usually hang out, pools in the summer, movie theaters, etc etc, he has already been convicted in the past of fondling young boys, local lawmakers are trying to draft a law that would make it a crime to collect a persons bodily fluid without there consent, this guys face has been all over the paper and on TV..he cant go anywhere in public without somebody reconizing him and calling the law.