Sex with animals is still legal in Denmark, and it takes all sorts from all over to make the country an 'animal whorehouse'
The animal sex business is thriving in Denmark. Next week, parliament is taking up the issue and will determine whether a law change regarding bestiality should be implemented.
Daily newspaper 24timer decided to find out for themselves whether the animal sex trade in Denmark is as wild as it is made out to be.
In just a few hours work, the newspaper found 22 Danish website adverts for bestiality and managed to arrange meetings with two providers of animal sex via SMS and e-mail. Germany, Sweden and Norway are the industry's primary customers, according to 24timer, and a website in Germany refers to Denmark as one big 'animal whorehouse'.
Peter Sandře, chairman of the Council on the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said that it is difficult to determine the extent of the problem and how many owners actually lease their animals for sexual purposes.
'It's hard to get a handle on animal sex because the problem crosses over borders. I realise the phenomenon exists and has a certain scope, and that knowledge will be included in the discussions about how we think the law ought to be changed.'