Bestiality

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What

Yiffy International defines bestiality as:

  1. Photographs, videos, stories or illustrations of any human or anthropomorphic animal engaged in sexual activity with a non-anthropomorphic animal

Anthropomorphic means having human characteristics, such as physical appearance or sentient thought.

  • Anthropomorphic animals (furries) have human traits and are therefore are more humanistic than other animals. This means means human-furry interactions do not qualify as bestiality.
  • Animals who have no physical resemblance to humans but display clear indicators of human intellect are also not considered animals as they in fact qualify as anthropomorphic.
  • Animals engaged in sexual activity with other animals is not classified as bestiality, however being a furry site such content has no relevance and therefore should not be posted.
  • Monsters are fictional creatures that may resemble animals but are not representations of real animals. This includes Digimon and Pokemon characters. Since monsters are not animals sexual activity with both furries and humans does not qualify as bestiality.

Why

Regardless of moral issues regarding the subject, bestiality and media depicting it is illegal to produce, import, export and otherwise distribute in or from Canada. Yiffy International is hosted in Canada and as such, it is banned. Posting bestiality will result in banishment.

Canadian Criminal Code

Section 160: Bestiality

160. (1) Every person who commits bestiality is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Compelling the commission of bestiality

(2) Every person who compels another to commit bestiality is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Bestiality in presence of or by child

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), every person who, in the presence of a person under the age of fourteen years, commits bestiality or who incites a person under the age of fourteen years to commit bestiality is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction. R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 160; R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 3.

Section 163: Corrupting Morals

163. (1) Every one commits an offence who

   (a) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, circulates, or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation any obscene written matter, picture, model, phonograph record or other thing whatever; or 
   (b) makes prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purposes of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic. 

(2) Every one commits an offence who knowingly, without lawful justification or excuse,

   (a) sells, exposes to public view or has in his possession for such a purpose any obscene written matter, picture, model, phonograph record or other thing whatever; 
   (b) publicly exhibits a disgusting object or an indecent show; 
   (c) offers to sell, advertises or publishes an advertisement of, or has for sale or disposal, any means, instructions, medicine, drug or article intended or represented as a method of causing abortion or miscarriage; or 
   (d) advertises or publishes an advertisement of any means, instructions, medicine, drug or article intended or represented as a method for restoring sexual virility or curing venereal diseases or diseases of the generative organs. 

(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section if the public good was served by the acts that are alleged to constitute the offence and if the acts alleged did not extend beyond what served the public good.

(4) For the purposes of this section, it is a question of law whether an act served the public good and whether there is evidence that the act alleged went beyond what served the public good, but it is a question of fact whether the acts did or did not extend beyond what served the public good.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the motives of an accused are irrelevant.

(6) [Repealed. 1993, c.46, s.1.]

(7) In this section, "crime comic" means a magazine, periodical or book that exclusively or substantially comprises matter depicting pictorially

   (a) the commission of crimes, real or fictitious; or 
   (b) events connected with the commission of crimes, real or fictitious, whether occuring before or after the commission of the crime. 

(8) For the purposes of this Act, any publication a dominant characteristic of which is the undue exploitation of sex, or of sex and any one or more of the following subjects, namely, crime, horror, cruelty and violence, shall be deemed to be obscene. [R.S., c.C-34, s.159; 1993, c.46, s.1.]


Precedent

Kustom Kulture

On Apr. 23, 2008, the CBSA seized four copies of a comic destined for Kustom’s shelves. The comics were seized on the grounds of obscenity, under the subsections of bestiality and necrophilia.

The satirical book was called Boffy the Vampire Layer Meets Britney Spreads!.

A notice of detention was sent to Kustom.

http://uniter.ca/view/656/

Omaha the Cat Dancer

Even non-bestiality furry material has been the target of legal action in Canada. From Wikipedia:

In 1990, issues of "Omaha" the Cat Dancer were seized by New Zealand authorities; the country's Obscene Publications Tribunal declared that the series was not indecent. In the same year, police in Toronto seized issues of the comic, claiming that it depicted bestiality.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_the_Cat_Dancer

Charges were eventually dropped as the court deemed anthropomorphic erotic art to be unrelated to bestiality.

See Also

Wikipedia's article on Bestiality

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