Denmark has approved a law banning bestiality, in a move to tackle animal-sex tourism. Those found guilty of engaging in sexual relations with an animal will now face fines and prison terms.
Danish lawmakers approved the ban in a 91-75 vote on Tuesday. Five abstained from voting.
Those in favor of the legislation said Denmark did not want to remain the last northern European country where bestiality was legal, as this was attracting animal-sex tourists.
“There are frequent reports of the occurrence of organized animal sex shows, clubs and animal brothels in Denmark,” the Danish Ethical Council for Animals, an independent advisory board under the food and agriculture ministry, said in a report, as quoted by Reuters. The group added that it had been unable to verify the reports.