After two years of debate and fierce opposition from the porn industry the Netherlands has outlawed bestiality and bestiality pornography. Offenders risk being jailed for six months. Previously the law only covered cases where animals suffered.
"The Netherlands has been a magnet for perversities - and we want to stop that," said MP Harm Evert Waalkens who proposed the law. Animal pornography is explicitly forbidden in 80 countries.
The two MPs from the Party for Animals are disappointed with the law. They had hoped to outlaw pig castration and bovine artificial insemination at the same time.