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The Curious Case of Bestiality Laws: Uncovering Peculiar Legalities

Sept. 6, 2023

Hey everyone! Have you ever wondered how laws are made? It's a fascinating process, but sometimes the outcomes can leave us scratching our heads. Take for example the laws on bestiality.

In Minnesota, there's a law (609.294) that states engaging in sexual acts with a dead body, animal, or bird is considered bestiality and is classified as a misdemeanor. But here's the interesting part: why was the bird specifically mentioned alongside the more general term "animals"? There must be a story behind it! Did someone mount a defense that argued a bird did not fall into the larger category? I imagine some things we would prefer not to know.