We are living in an era of liberation. As the melting
pot of the world, United States' citizens deserve a certain level of
respect, understanding, and freedom. How else are we to get along with
our vast cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs? But how far is too far? At
what point does the state and/or federal government have a right or
responsibility to step in and deem that one's personal actions are
wrong, immoral, and damaging to either themselves, another being, or
society in general?
We, as a country, have decided that a crime against a
child, a defenseless, innocent being, is cause for action. For instance,
each and every state has resolved that pedophilia is an illegal offense,
no matter what the offender's personal beliefs and whether or not they
have received consent from their victims. In some states, it is illegal
to have sex with a 16-year-old if you are 20 years old, even with the 16
year old's consent. If you take a poll, I doubt you would find many, if
any, individuals who oppose these laws.
What about crimes of sex committed by a human against an
animal, another innocent, defenseless creature? It appears as though
most states choose to ignore these plights against the voiceless. In
fact, in approximately 30 states, it is perfectly legal to commit
zoophilia, more commonly known as bestiality.
That's right! You cannot join together for prayer in a
public school, despite the fact that our currency and pledge of
allegiance declare witness to God. Yet, in most of this country, you can
commit violent sex acts against a defenseless creature and neither the
state nor the country will even so much as blink an eye.
The state of Pennsylvania originally had a "voluntary
deviant sexual intercourse" statute that included both homosexuality and
bestiality. In 1995, in an attempt to remove the law against
homosexuality from the books, the legislature left a very large
loophole; for the last four years, bestiality has been perfectly legal
in Pennsylvania. That is, until one county came upon an individual who
was involved in a sexual "relationship" with a cow. Fortunately, the
state immediately began working to reinstate the anti-bestiality law.
Despite the fact that it took this particular state four
years to discover the loophole, bestiality is rampant these days. One
simple search on the Internet reveals over forty sites dedicated to
sexual acts against animals. The problem with this crime, as with all
acts of violence and cruelty committed towards animals, is that the
victims are incapable of speaking out against their offenders. The abuse
can go on day after day and no one knows unless the offender confides in
This is why we must ban together and speak for the
voiceless. Over fifty percent of the states in this country protect
individuals who choose to forcefully take sexual advantage of animals.
Research your state statutes and discover if you reside in one of these
states. If you find that you do, immediately contact your legislature
and let them know that you can no longer tolerate living in a state that
does nothing to protect its animals from being raped, let alone allows
the deranged individuals who commit these disgusting acts of violence to
walk free, without even the threat of punishment.
Countless animals are suffering day after day in this
country from sexual acts of violence committed against them. They know
neither why it happens to them nor what they can do to make it cease.
They need someone to speak up for them, on their behalf. That is why we
must step in!
For further information and to locate your state's
position on this issue, please visit the website below.
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