16 July 2005

Of course, this was on the east side of Lake Washington


The things I never knew about Enumclaw: apparently there was a farm there where many people went to engage in bestiality. It seems that a man had sex with a horse there — which is, surprisingly, not illegal in Washington State — and was somehow (the story is unclear on this point) injured badly enough during the act that he died.

All interesting enough in its own right. But then there's this:
The Humane Society of the United States intends to use the case during the next state legislative session as an example of why sex with animals should be outlawed in Washington, said Bob Reder, a Humane Society regional director in Seattle.
Are they arguing that it should be outlawed because it's potentially dangerous to the humans? Couldn't a much better argument be made that it's inhumane to the animals, which are, after all, incapable of consent, as the Humane Society did in the case of a blind man who had sex with his guide dog.