A small group of protestors in Germany are calling on government officials to decriminalize sex with animals.
The group, which calls itself “Equality For All,” arrived at an unrelated protest to advocate for decriminalizing beastiality. One man at the protest defended the group’s movement saying, “it is much easier to build a relationship with animals than humans.”
Their arrival sparked outrage from civilians, who demanded they be arrested as they stood on the street side with signs and their animals.
Germany’s animal protection law bans any sex acts with animals or supplying animals to others for any variation of sexual intercourse. Breaking this law can result in fines of up to 25,000 euros ($27,800) and even prison time.
According to the group’s website, the organization says “We need animals and they need us! Throughout the ages, this was natural and obvious. The human and animal worlds were intermingled – we complemented and enriched each other. But two millennia of European culture were sufficient for human arrogance and selfishness to thoroughly suppress and tread drown the animal spirit. Thus mankind lost part of its own essence and, looking back at this block of history, it is apparent that it was the better part of our essence which was lost. Let us join forces to remedy it! Indeed, we may be a small minority, scorned by the majority who may consider our movement to be immoral or perhaps even twisted. But who is truly twisted and immoral, those who yearn to live with animals as partners and love them as equal creatures, or those who violently abuse nature, raise themselves above the rest of creation and, for their perverse comfort, destroy everything and everyone around them.”