TORONTO - The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the definition of bestiality as “sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal.”
And it states under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 160 (1) “every person who commits bestiality is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.”
Under Section 160 (2) it also states “every person who compels another to commit bestiality is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.”
Did you even know bestiality was an issue in 2013?
The subject has come up twice so far this year.
It was a Halton police news release — issued Jan. 17 — containing allegations of a dog being victimized that had a lot of editors doing a double take.
And then, in a separate incident, an eastern Ontario father could not believe raw Facebook video of what appeared to be an act of bestiality between a dog and a woman that his 15-year-old son accidently came across.
It shockingly had 1,931 likes, 795 shares and the poster was invited on a TV program that celebrates viral online videos.
Is it becoming mainstream?
The father says what his son found online was troublesome.