A day to celebrate for the great state of New Jersey! At long last, animal-lovers (in the Biblical sense) are no longer welcome in the Garden State.
On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that makes bestiality a crime punishable by 18 months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. According to the Associated Press, the penalties could get more severe if cases of abuse or injury to the animal are involved, too.
There’s no federal law that outright bans bestiality. The only thing close to it is the sodomy law under the military code, which states that “[a]ny person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with . . . an animal is guilty of sodomy.”
Now that New Jersey’s law has been signed, there are still ten states in which bestiality has not been outlawed. This is in an age where it’s illegal to walk across a road in a particular spot. What a world we live in.