Horse dies following severe sexual assault
19 May 2004 , AMSTERDAM — A horse was killed on Tuesday night in a small town near Rotterdam after it was seriously sexually assaulted, police have confirmed.
19 May 2004
AMSTERDAM — A horse was killed on Tuesday night in a small town near Rotterdam after it was seriously sexually assaulted, police have confirmed.
A police spokesman said the horse had been raped both anally and vaginally with an unknown object. The animal is also believed to have been stabbed several times.
The horse — identified as five-year-old mare — was penned in a pasture in Lekkerkerk, near Rotterdam. Police are investigating the incident and are trying to track down witnesses.
In March, MPs reacted with shock as a man escaped prosecution for raping a pony in Utrecht because he had not broken the law.
Dutch Agriculture Minister Cees Veerman has since confirmed he will examine the possibility of making sex with animals a criminal offence. Currently it is only a crime if the animal sustains serious injury. A majority of MPs are in favour of criminalising all forms of bestiality.
Meanwhile, investigations continue into a case in which three asylum seekers were kidnapped in Belgium and forced to have sex with both men and animals in a farm shed in the village of Kraggenburg, near Lelystad.
The women were beaten and photographed while performing the sexual acts. Police have detained at least six men and three women, but further arrests have not been ruled out.
[Copyright Novum Nieuws 2004]
Subject: Dutch news