Critter Files isn’t naive and blind to the depravity that critters face at the hands of humans.
But we admit, we were shocked and frankly sickened by the knowledge that dog brothels exist.
It’s exactly as grotesque as it sounds.
It’s called bestilaity or zoophillia and it should be as illegal as child pornography.
While the ethics of human prostitution are hotly debated, certain countries like Denmark have pushed the boundaries of sexual depravity by legalizing dog brothels.
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The brothels cater to patrons with the only legal stipulation being that dogs “not suffer.”
Operating under such ambiguous constraints, these places have become havens for the sanctioned abuse of helpless animals.
Since canine genitalia are not physically tailored to human genitalia, sexual intercourse can be extremely harmful. For dogs, sex with human males often involves forced entry which can cause internal bleeding and other potentially fatal injuries and even paralysis.
Psychological harm from such a stressful event is not taken into account, so how does one determine if a dog has “suffered?”
The section chief for animal welfare for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority details the inherent abuse in bestiality. According to Torunn Knaevelsrud:
It is in the nature of the case that animals will often be victims of injury, stress or suffering in connection with sexual acts with humans. Either that they are held fast, or frightened, or suffer physical pain or injury.”
Because Denmark law is so ill-defined when it comes to bestiality, people typically escape punishment despite raping innocent dogs.
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