(The Local) A new law put into effect on Tuesday completely outlaws sexual intercourse with animals in Sweden.
For the last 70 years, the penal code has avoided mention of bestiality, as the laws on animal cruelty were seen as adequate to cover such assault. Previous rules only prohibited sex with animals if it could be proved that the animal suffered mental or physical harm.
The move was backed by Rural Affairs Minister Eskil Erlandsson who has long been behind a push to make bestiality illegal in Sweden.
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"There should be no doubt whatsoever that bestiality is unacceptable," he said in June.
Cattle farmer Gudmun Stenström told The Local he did not think the law would have any effect.