You can tell a lot about a society by how it treats its animal population and on that front, Florida has failed," says Florida Senator Dave Aronberg.
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Senator Aronberg has pushed to get a beastiality law in the state, and he's been shot down.
He'll support a new attempt this year by Senator Nan Rich out of Sunrise.
Aronberg expects that legislation will also fail. He says even though the crime is shocking, what's more shocking is that the state isn't doing anything about it.
"You're dealing with a lot of legislators from rural North Florida who are worried that the language in this well-intended statute could impinge on their farming or rodeos or other things done in rural areas.""How does rodeo or farming have anything to do with beastiality?" asks Holmes.
"To me it has nothing to do with any of those," says Aronberg.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Senators push for passage of bestiality bill
I'd posted previously about proposed legislation barring bestiality in Florida. WPTV reports here on the proponents of the bill. The article notes contains a number of quotes from an investigator who are frustrated with the current state of the law and a previous attempt to pass similar legislation from Senator Dave Aronberg, one of the bill's proponents: