What year is this again?
Welcome back to another installment of our occasional feature, What Year is this Again?
Quick quiz: The Dutch Parliament banned human sex with animals in…
Yeah, I know 1622 SEEMS like it should be the answer, but it’s really 2010.
Just today, as a matter of fact. Of course, the ban passed the lower house nearly two years ago, but I guess it takes time for these controversial issues to get through the upper house. It isn’t immediately clear when the law will take effect.
A Dutch newspaper has reported that distributors in the Netherlands were responsible for some 80 percent of bestiality videos worldwide.
According to our story, sex with animals had been legal in the Netherlands “as long as it could be proven the animals were not injured,” so let’s all think about that one for a while.
Top: Lambs in the Netherlands in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Michael Kooren
Bottom: Dutch farmers peruse cattle in a 1996 file photo. REUTERS/Jasper Juinen