Did you know that in New Jersey it is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder (I assume murder is illegal also), It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season, and it is illegal to slurp your soup (it was also illegal in my house growing up). However in the 227 years since New Jersey became a state, sex with animals was never made illegal.
The item below is from today's NY Post:
New Jersey may finally make sex with animals illegalBy the way did you notice the word "May" in the headline...MAY????
The sponsor of the proposed bill says the state's current animal cruelty laws don't do enough.
TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals.
New Jersey is one of 14 states that does not explicitly ban bestiality.
The bill’s sponsor says the state’s animal cruelty laws just don’t cut it.
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli of Somerset County tells The Star-Ledger of Newark prosecutors had to drop animal cruelty charges against a Moorestown resident in 2009 who was accused of molesting cows.
The bill would make bestiality a fourth-degree crime, punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The penalties would be upgraded if the animal dies.
Either way, next time I go visit relatives in New Jersey remind me to leave my dog home.