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Bestiality and Australia

The atheist philosopher Peter Singer defends the practice of bestiality (as well as abortion, infanticide and euthanasia). Despite holding these immoral views the liberal and pro-evolution academic establishment rewarded his views with a bioethics chair at Princeton University.[1]

In a June 14, 2012 article entitled Infanticide and bestiality advocate given Australia’s highest civic award, LifeSiteNews reported:

Notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) this week, sparking strong criticism by pro-life advocates, ethicists, and columnists.

Singer was presented with the award, which is the greatest civic honour in Australia and given for “merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large,” on Monday at the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. It was granted for his “eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.”[2]

Peter Singer is an Australian atheist philosopher and evolutionist. See also: Atheism and bestiality and Evolutionary belief and bestiality

According to the Sydney Morning Herald:

Australia is one of the least devout countries in the Western world, although two-thirds of its population identifies itself as Christian, an international survey comparing religious expression in 21 countries has found.

Religion does not play a central part in the lives of many Australians: 48 per cent of Australians surveyed said they did not partake in personal prayer and 52 per cent said they rarely attended a place of worship for religious reasons.[3]

A 2004 study by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart found that 25% of Australians do not believe in God/gods.[4] In 2006 study was done by Monash University, the Australian Catholic University and the Christian Research Association which found that 52 per cent of Australians born between 1976 and 1990 have no belief in God/gods.[5]

In 2009, Australia's newspaper The Age reported:

The surprising findings from an Age Nielsen poll show Australia is a credulous nation, willing to mix and match religious faith with belief in other phenomena.

Australians are more religious than we might have thought - 68 per cent of us believe in God or a universal spirit, and 50 per cent say religion is important or very important in their lives.

But atheists and agnostics also had a strong showing in the national survey of 1000 respondents, which was taken early this week.

Almost one in four Australians (24 per cent) do not believe in either God or a universal spirit, and 7 per cent are not sure or say they don't know.

Nearly a quarter of us believe the biblical account of human origins over the Darwinian account. Forty-two per cent of people believe in a wholly scientific explanation for the origins of life and 32 per cent believe in an evolutionary process guided by God.[6]

Law Journal mentions three Australians plead guilty to bestiality and refers to Peter Singer

Australia's Alternative Law Journal reported:

For what appears to be the first time in the state’s history, the District Court of South Australia has had to consider bestiality offences. In November 2011, two women and one man, all in their 50s and without prior convictions, pleaded guilty to bestiality offences involving domestic dogs that occurred from 2008 to 2010. After protracted sentencing hearings throughout 2012, the three defendants each received suspended prison sentences....

Neither the SA parliament nor courts have engaged with the argument, most prominently promoted by ethicist Peter Singer, that sexual activity between animals and humans is not necessarily exploitative or abusive of the animal and not an affront to an individual’s humanity, as human beings are also animals. The comparison with the penalty for incest demonstrates the seriousness with which the parliament views bestiality. Until now, the judicial attitude to the offence was untested.[7]

Australian man on bike accused of bestiality while women were walking dogs

On September 15, 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald reported:

A man will appear in court on Tuesday to answer charges that he hopped off his bike to allegedly perform sexual acts on two dogs in a shock attack in Sydney's west.

The man is alleged to have cycled up to two young women walking their dogs through an enclosed bicycle path in the western Sydney suburb of Greystanes last month.

Police will allege he exposed himself to both and assaulted one of their dogs. The pair fled as the man allegedly began to turn and attack another animal.

The 39-year-old man has been charged with bestiality and committing an act of indecency.[8]

The News Daily reported, "The man fled police, despite the police helicopter and the dog squad being deployed in the chase."[9]

Australian nurse with bestiality conviction deregistered

In 2014, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Kathleen Modystack, an Australian woman, convicted of bestiality in 2012 has been deregistered as a nurse and banned from working in the nursing field for three years.[10] The Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMB) won its legal case with the Health Practitioners Tribunal (HPT) after accusing Kathleen Modystack of damaging the nursing profession's reputation.[11]

Australian woman convicted of bestiality is allowed to reapply for a card which permits her to work with disadvantaged children

In 2015, the International Business Times declared

The Queensland Court of Appeal on Tuesday reversed a decision by Southport District Court Judge David Reid who meted two years of probation and recorded the conviction on a woman in her 20s who had sex with a dog. The higher court allowed the Gold Coast woman convicted of bestiality to reapply for a blue card which permits her to work with disadvantaged children.

The unnamed woman responded in 2013 to a Craigslist advertisement from a man who sought a female willing to perform bestial acts, which he recorded. She agreed and had sex with the man’s dog which the Herald Sun reported was believed to be a terrier.

Court of Appeal Justice David Jackson, in overturning the lower court’s decision, explained, “The offence was instigated by the man who sought sexual gratification from it … It does not appear that (the woman) sought the same gratification, rather, she was prepared to accommodate the man’s wishes for a short time.”[12]

Queensland woman pleads guilty to three counts of bestialiy

The Daily Mail reported in 2016:

A Queensland woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of bestiality after police found videos of her having sex with a dog.

Jenna Louise Driscoll, 26, faced Brisbane District Court on Thursday when she also entered guilty pleas to three drug-related matters.

She is expected to be sentenced on November 3.[13]

Canberra man faces court on sexual assault, child pornography, and four bestiality charges

In 2016, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation declared:

Jeffrey David Lee, 47, has appeared in court charged with 23 offences that occurred between 2011 and 2013.

Four of the charges were for engaging in sexual activity with an animal.

The remaining charges related to several offences that took place between January and November 2012.

Lee has been charged with unlawfully confining a 15-year-old girl, rape, assault causing actual and grievous bodily harm, accessing child pornography and using a child for the production of child pornography.[14]

Australian television station puts up a bestiality billboard in 2013

In 2013, an Australian television station put up a bestiality billboard.[15]

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  1. Infanticide and bestiality advocate given Australia’s highest civic award
  2. God's OK, it's just the religion bit we don't like
  3. Norris, Pippa and Ronald Inglehart. 2004. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press
  4. Fenton, Andrew. Faith no more – atheists in the city of churches, The Advertiser, 2009
  5. God is still tops, but angels rate well
  6. Three plead guilty to bestiality offences by Kellie Toole, (2012) 37(4) AltLJ 289
  7. [ Man on bike accused of bestiality while women were walking dogs], Sydney Morning Herald
  8. Police hunt alleged dog attacker
  9. Nurse with bestiality conviction deregistered for damaging profession's reputation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  10. Nurse with bestiality conviction deregistered for damaging profession's reputation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  11. Court of Appeal reverses conviction of Gold Coast woman who committed bestiality, International Business Times
  12. Woman pleads guilty to having sex with a DOG after police discovered three bestiality videos with the same animal on her phone
  13. Canberra man faces court on sexual assault, child pornography, bestiality charges
  14. Australian TV Station Receives Backlash For Bestiality Billboard By Jonathan Hailey