Human Exceptionalism

Update on Bestiality Case in Washington

Readers may recall a disgusting case awhile back of a man who died while having sex with a horse. It turned out that there is no law against bestiality in Washington, and I was peeved because supporters and opponents of proposed legislation there to outlaw bestiality were missing the point that human/animal sex is intrinsically demeaning to human dignity.

Here’s the latest on that story. The man who rented the farm and let people use the animals has been arrested on trespass charges. Since the horse wasn’t hurt (he did the hurting), no animal abuse charges could be filed. Only in America.