Thursday, February 20, 2014

Who would have guessed "barnyard sodomy" was legal in Alabama? Well, until SB 151 passes

I simply assumed bestiality was illegal in Alabama but apparently not. SB 151 will change that, making bestiality and possession bestiality porn a crime. Damn, the stuff I have to read as a legislative analyst. Feel free to comment away on this new bill, but ReFORM-AL will refrain from making an official statement.

After all, while I could write a MOOving statement, I don't think I'll crow about it. That would be b-a-a-a-d humor.

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
AN ACT

To provide for the crime of bestiality; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:  

Section 1. For purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) SEXUAL CONDUCT. Any touching or fondling by a person, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs or anus of an animal or any transfer or transmission of semen by the person upon any part of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the person.
(2) SEXUAL CONTACT. Any contact, however slight, between the mouth, sex organ, or anus of a person and the sex organ or anus of an animal, any penetration, however slight,
of any part of the body of the person into the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration of the sex organ or anus of the person into the mouth of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal of the person.

Section 2. 
(a) A person commits the crime of bestiality if he or she:
(1) Knowingly engages in or submits to any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.
(2) Knowingly causes, aids, or abets another in engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.
(3) Knowingly permits any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal upon premises under his or her control.
(4) Knowingly organizes, promotes, conducts, advertises, aids, abets, observes, or performs any service furthering an act involving sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal for a commercial or recreational purpose.
(b) Bestiality is a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) This act shall not apply to accepted animal husbandry practices, conformation judging practices, or accepted veterinary medicine practices.

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