Pinjarra | Australian Federal agents cracked down on unsuspecting party goers in a privately owned petting zoo yesterday where more than 40 arrests were made over allegations of bestiality and animal cruelty, reports the Western Australian Herald this morning.
Suspected for some time by local authorities of running a petting zoo functioning as an underground animal brothel, where clients paid for sexual services with the animals, the 67-year old farm owner was arrested with two of his sons and some 30 guests who were present for an all-night party.
Caught in full action during the festivities, the Federal police raid engaged more than 16 agents in what local officials believe to be the biggest crackdown on an animal brothel in Australia’s history.
A thriving business
Local authorities fear a recrudescence in sexually deviant behavior with animals in the region since this is the third animal brothel to be closed down in recent months in the area.
“We can’t explain why animal brothels seem to be in high demand in the region” explains psychologist Dane Banff.
“That human beings are allowed to unleash their wildest fantasies in such a context, even though illegal, might prevent such abuses as rape from being committed” she admits.
“But at the same time, having sexual relations with koalas and other animals is not considered to be a healthy behavior and should not be encouraged” she acknowledges.
The farmer and his sons could face up to five years in prison expect legal experts.