I came across this via the Tacoma, Washington News Tribune.
Sixty-three year old Arthur Lawton has been charged with first degree animal cruelty in relation to an incident on May 8. Apparently, the now former employee of the Pioneer Farm Museum in Eatonville was observed by a witness who believes he was having sex with a goat in the museum’s barn. Mr. Lawton claims he was just trying to milk the goat.
OK, odd. Possibly a misunderstanding, possibly not. His now former employer reports that Mr. Lawson confessed to the sex part the following morning, hence the “now former” part of employee and employer.
Here’s the part that struck me:
Deputy prosecutor Brian Leech said Lawton is only the second person charged with the crime in Pierce County since the Legislature made bestiality a felony last year.
Lawmakers passed the law in response to a case where a man died after having sex with a horse near Enumclaw.
The first person Pierce County prosecutors charged with the crime was acquitted by a jury in May. He had been accused of having sex with the family pit bull.
OK. Setting aside the odd sexual proclivities of Washingtonians, what I’m bemused and bepuzzled by is the … um … physics … of the whole “died after having sex with a horse” thing. Is this perhaps one of those “you really do not want to know the answer to that, JanieBelle” things?
From whence came the art: