Alabama Senate votes to outlaw bestiality

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has voted to make bestiality a crime.

Alabama currently has no law specifically addressing bestiality. The Senate voted 21-1 Thursday to create the crime of bestiality for having sexual contact with an animal. The offense would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tom Whatley of Auburn now goes to the House for consideration.

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