Justin Schatz is The Paper's daily news reporter.
September 15th, at pm. Updated September 16th, at am. Only two states, New Mexico and West Virginia, have no laws against sexual abuse of animals but a new push in Santa Fe is seeking to change that.
In an interview with The Paper. Fiebelkorn spoke about the historical lack of action by New Mexico lawmakers and how, by tackling this issue, it will have far greater benefits to New Mexico communities.
About one-third of animal sex offenders also sexually abuse children or adults. Another third of offenders who do not commit contact offenses collect child pornography.
In addition, bestiality offenders often commit crossover crimes, suggesting that these offenders may be more likely to reoffend or exhibit escalating behavior over time. Fiebelkorn said that the bill was received with enthusiasm by New Mexico lawmakers, with Sen. Gail Chasey D-Albuquerque speaking in support of the legislation.
Fiebelkorn also noted that there had not been any opposition to the proposed legislation from either party. When asked about the intention of the post, the author of the post blatantly said that his motivation was that there was no legal consequence and that he was seeking a community of people with similar interests.
Positive Links is pushing for legislation that will invest in infrastructure to respond to cases, including funding for professional training, support for co-sheltering models and further support for CARE-related services Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere. They also hope that legislation will require and institutionalize cross-reporting between relevant agencies.
The legislation would also finally make bestiality illegal in New Mexico. September 15th, at pm Updated September 16th, at am Only two states, New Mexico and West Virginia, have no laws against sexual abuse of animals but a new push in Santa Fe is seeking to change that.
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