Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Human Exceptionalism. Homo Sapiens Über Alles. Hoist the multicultural, bipedal, opposable thumbed swastika, warm up the bulldozers and pave the planet. As far as "master race" idealogues go, they're king of the hill.


So there was little surprise when I stumbled upon this bigoted little article -

Bestiality Denigrates Human Exceptionalism - by Wesley J. Smith

A man has been given three years in jail for having sex with a horse. I feel somewhat sorry for the defendant in this case, who is clearly disturbed. But I do think it is a sufficiently important issue of human exceptionalism that sex with animals should be punished as a crime. First, it is abuse. But beyond that obvious point, by definition, bestiality denigrates human dignity

No. No, no, no. "Performance reviews" with supervisors you detest denigrates human dignity. Karaoke denigrates human dignity. Workplace "sensitivity training" denigrates human dignity. But unloading your sac in a barn somewhere does not denigrate human dignity (unless you get caught).

Wesley rails hard and drips with sincerity, citing, and glibly dismissing both philospher Peter Singer and bioethicist Jacob Appel's contrary musings in a tirade that impresses only the choir -

Bestiality is so very wrong not only because using animals sexually is abusive, but because such behavior is profoundly degrading and utterly subversive to the crucial understanding that human beings are unique, special, and of the highest moral worth in the known universe–a concept known as “human exceptionalism.”…

This grandstanding may sound impressive, but it is grossly ill-informed and lazy. At no point has Wesley even bothered to consult with the true connoisseurs such as the enigmatic BeastBoy of usenet fame from the 90's. A regular and prolific poster of all things zoophilic, BeastBoy established quite a reputation as an absolute authority on the subject. Sadly, BeastBoy faded from public view and is now a figure of such obscurity, he no longer even exists in google caches. People are wondering if perhaps he was the fatality mentioned in the article - but this is unlikely as he was strictly hetero.

Wherever BeastBoy is, one thing is certain - he would find Wesley's frequent assertions of beast love as "abusive" to be deeply hurtful and offensive. If there is one constant theme BeastBoy's dissertations it is that consent and respect are everything. An abusive relationship is not a relationship. BeastBoy truly loved his animals, and it was evident in his writings. It can really be seen where he states how much sheep like being rolled over on their backs for love making, because that way, he can kiss them at the same time. To call it "abusive" is both shameful and ignorant.

It is sad that folks like BeastBoy have been driven underground now that the common man has arrived and overwhelmed the greater internet. The world is drabber for it, and bigots like Wesley ought to be ashamed. Here is a surving document from BeastBoy's legacy. The man was a lover first and foremost, as only he himself can explain -

A Guide to Selecting a Female Animal for Fun and Friendship

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Enthusiasm can be measured by persistance. The same farm that Kenneth Pinyan fatally ruptured his colon at has just resulted in the charging and sentencing of 2 more free thinkers -

http://www.wreg.com/news/sns-ap-tn--animalsexabuse,0,473839.story
SciAm weighs in on the subject:

On the heels of their 2002 study, Earls and Lalumière report having received a number of letters and emails from people who also self-identified as zoophiles (or “zoos” as many of these individuals refer to themselves on the Internet, which has served to connect them in unprecedented ways and to attract curious researchers like flies on a barnyard wall). And many of these respondents were vehement that they didn’t fit the mentally challenged, rural stereotype reflected by Kinsey’s analysis. Some were, in fact, highly educated professionals. In other recent surveys, the majority of zoophiles scoffed at the notion that they were abusive toward animals in any way—far from it, they said. Many even consider themselves to be animal welfare advocates in addition to zoophiles.

And Hani Miletski, referenced in the article, wants to tell you more than you'll ever want to know [PDF, 2mb]
Sexual abnormalities are more abhorred than anything else. Some attention is paid to murderers, but more attention and contempt are reserved for perverts. People want to have something that's below reproach and that they can always look down on. ("I may be an alcoholic and cheat on my wife, but at least I don't do that!") I think people also have a prurient interest or at least morbid fascination.

There are a lot of taboo things where we can't pinpoint a concrete reason why they are intrinsically wrong, and most of the reason for being against it is the "EEW!" factor.
Proggie: Sexual abnormalities are more abhorred than anything else. Some attention is paid to murderers, but more attention and contempt are reserved for perverts.

It is at the very least absurd. At it's worst, it is witch hunting with accompanying public immolation in some sanitised 21st version. See this thread - where a woman's murder is a lesser crime than her corpse being diddled after the fact. Puritanism - more pointless misery through the ages than all other factors combined.
It is a witch hunt. Why else was "to catch a predator" on TV? I don't defend the "predators" in question, but the only reason it was a TV show was b/c people were entertained by it.

Necrophilia is another "EEW!" thing. "Gross" is equated with "wrong". I think that's the vast majority of homophobes' reasoning for why homosexuality is morally wrong: because it's gross (to them, anyway--I think it's hot.)
There's something in the water in Washington state. Not a 100 miles from where Mr. Hands got the HorseDickOfDeath -

Felon accused of running animal-sex farm in Whatcom County

A beasty bordello no less.

A convicted drug smuggler and horse trainer was ordered held in federal custody Friday morning following his arrest for allegedly operating a Whatcom County farm that catered to people who want to have sex with animals.

Douglas Spink appeared before a federal magistrate in Seattle. He was ordered held until another hearing scheduled for April 30.

Spink was arrested on Wednesday after federal investigators discovered he was allegedly running a Web site advertising the farm, which is not only a crime but it violates his federal probation for drug smuggling, said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.

"They were promoting tourism of this nature for bestiality," Elfo said.
Of course it takes high calibre British journalism to clarify the story. Somehow related image -

It does seem undeserved.

And I am so proud to be a native and resident of Washington State right now.
But upside-down felch, did you miss the part where the sexually battered and asphyxiated goat was pregnant?! What about the poor, innocent goat fetus? Stop being so damn rational for just a second and emote profusely about the helpless fetus!

Actually, the goat incident would seem to run afoul of the existing animal cruelty act, would it not? Asphyxiation seems like an unpleasant way to go.
I'm sure even the freethinkers would agree with you on that. If it's not consensual and loving, it should be a crime.
More human exceptionalism codswallop. And to add insult to insult, it equates beast love to catholic boy buggering.

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