Several hundred pets are injured each year in Sweden because of sexual assault by humans, the Swedish veterinary organization Svenska Veterinärforbundet said this week. “We have seen an increase since 1999, when child pornography became illegal,” said veterinarian Johan Beck-Friis. “It appears, in other words, as if there are some people who have replaced children with animals.” The group is lobbying for such acts to be punished as animal abuse. Sweden decriminalized bestiality in 1944, as part of a general liberalization of sex laws.
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