Norway’s Supreme Court sentences man to 75 days in prison: “Sexual intercourse with dogs is a gross violation of the Animal Welfare Act”

Supreme courtPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The Supreme Court has concluded that sexual intercourse with dogs is a gross violation of the Animal Welfare Act and has sentenced a man in his 20s to 75 days in prison.

The man was sentenced to five months in prison last year when the Nedre Romerike District Court processed the case. According to the indictment, he had abused three dogs over a period of seven years by having sexual intercourse with the animals. He was also denied the right to own or care for animals.

The man appealed to the Court of Appeal, which reduced the sentence to 90 days in prison, but like the district court, it ruled that the violation of the Animal Welfare Act was serious. The man disagreed that the abuses were to be regarded as serious and appealed to the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court concluded that the violation of the Animal Welfare Act was serious. In the assessment, the Supreme Court emphasized that the actions constituted a marked violation of the ethical goals for how animals should be treated,” the Supreme Court noted.

However, the Supreme Court reduced the sentence to 75 days in prison and wrote that the verdict provides guidance for other cases concerning punishment for sexual intercourse with animals.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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