Week of 9/11/2017
A former Missouri lunch lady was just sentenced to 18 years without parole for making porn videos with kids and dogs. Bestiality is a misdemeanor in Missouri, so sexually assaulting dogs could not have added more than a year to the ex-cafeteria-worker’s prison stay. Still, this case is informative for lawmakers who still refuse to make bestiality a crime in Kentucky.
Carrie Anne Allred of Springfield worked in the kitchen of Wilsons Creek Middle School for five years prior to her arrest. Allred was convicted and recently sentenced for making a video of her dog performing a sex act on a four-year-old child.
That would be illegal in Kentucky too, but only because it involves sex with a minor. Sex with dogs (and other animals) is still okay in the eyes of Kentucky law. While cops are fully aware that people who sexually abuse animals tend to sexually abuse people (often children), our state legislators don’t seem to have learned that yet. I hope that’s not because the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Houndsmen Association would stop supporting their reelections if they were to outlaw bestiality. I get no pleasure from the thought that Kentucky lawmakers are putting their political careers ahead of the safety of our children. But if that’s what is happening, then we need legal checks and balances to remove such self-serving parasites from public office. We cannot rely on the wisdom of the electorate.
Side note: HuffPost recently published a piece on the link between animal abuse and murder. Check it out.