The sick men having sex with donkeys

The sick men having sex with donkeys

MASERU-A CASE in which some men from Tsikoane, Leribe are being accused of assault has brought the issue of bestiality to the fore.

The men are accused of assaulting a 35-year-old man allegedly caught “raping” a donkey belonging to a neighbour.
They appeared before the Leribe magistrate court on Tuesday.
’Mantlali Mokoena, the donkey’s owner, told thepost on Monday that she had given the animal to ’Malekhooa Mokebe, a fellow villager to use.

Mokebe claimed she caught the man in the act.
Woken up by her barking dogs, Mokebe said she peeped through the window to the shock of her life.
She said she called family members and went to the kraal when the man was still in the act.
The man claimed he was just passing by the kraal, said Mokebe.
Villagers trooped to the kraal after Mokebe raised alarm, resulting in the alleged assault.
Mokoena said prior to the incident, she had been reporting to the village chief that she suspected that someone was raping their donkey.

Mokebe said the donkey died a day after giving birth to a foal that villagers claimed had human features, suggesting that it was fathered by the assaulted man.
However, experts dismissed such a possibility.

Dr Mohlalefi Moteane, a veterinary doctor, said although people do have sex with animals it is impossible for the animal to conceive from such an act as suggested by the Tsikoane villagers.
This is the second time in three months that a local man has been accused of bestiality.
In November, Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli reported that 34-year-old Thabiso Setšeo of Ha-Paki in Mazenod appeared before the Maseru magistrate court in September last year for having sex with a neighbour’s pig.

However, the suspect was granted free bail and made a second appearance in court in November last year.
“The report indicates that this man was seen coming from the side of the pigsty and the owner with suspicion went there to investigate and caught Setšeo red-handed raping her pig,” Mopeli said.
There are no statistics on bestiality in Lesotho, but there have been several cases of men either charged or clobbered by the public for allegedly sexually assaulting animals.

One of them, a 29-year-old from Mapoteng, was beaten to death by angry villagers after he was accused of bestiality.
Police said the man was assaulted after he was caught “raping” a goat.
The man was beaten with sticks and other weapons until he died.
The village men were arrested after the incident while the local chief fled.
Bestiality has been reported in other parts of the world.

Last year, a man from Florida, in the United States was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after he allegedly got stuck inside a dog he had “raped” in front of his house.
It took surgery to separate him from the dog, according to reports.
In South Africa, there have been a number of cases of bestiality that have caught the attention of local news.
In 2013, News24 reported that a Pretoria woman was found guilty of having sex with two dogs.
Three years earlier, an Mpumalanga man was shot after resisting arrest when police found him having sex with a pig, according to reports.

These experiences are just a tip of the iceberg as far as bestiality is concerned, according to News24’s research.
News24 opened a special channel in which zoophilic people asked questions and got answers from experts.
One woman asked: “Is it ok if I have sex with my pet dog? The dog is always sniffing me in the region and even licks. I once tried and exposed my vulva to him and he relished licking and it was also very satisfying to me.”
There is also a harrowing account of zoophilic people narrating how they trained dogs, both men and women, to have sex with them.

News24 also said zoophilic people have formed their own international community and have so-called “bestiality brothels”, especially in countries where the practice has been recently outlawed.
The Daily Mail brought the issue to light in 2013 after a slew of such brothels were rumoured to exist in Germany, though institutions of this nature are likely to maintain a low profile given their illegality, reported News24.
News24 also reported that certain cultures enshrine the practice of having sex with animals, such as those on the northern coast of Colombia.

It referred to a documentary titled “Asses of the Caribbean (Warning: VERY NSFW)”, which narrated the widespread practice of pubescent boys having sex with donkeys.
It reported that in their local culture “women generally do not have sex until marriage and until that time, many young men ‘practice’ on donkeys believing it will improve their sexual prowess and increase the size of their genitals”.
“This practice is widespread and socially accepted, with one man in particular who continued his interspecies relationships even after getting married,” according to the report.

Local psychologist Calvin Motebang said he was baffled.
“Psychologically, words fail me,” said Calvin Motebang, director of Effective Counseling Services.
“How does one have an intercourse with an animal? This shows mental illness in a way,” Motebang said.

Another local psychologist, Tšepiso Sesioane, said “people masturbate in order to attain sexual stimulation without necessarily being in contact with a person”.
“Sometimes people use toys hence they will engage in an intercourse with an animal because it has physical features of a person like vagina or penis,” Sesioane said.

Health experts say having sex with animals is a health hazard.
Livescience.com says there are several ways in which zoophilic activities can have negative effects on the animal and the human, not least the possibility of the transmission of diseases from one party to the other.
While most illnesses are not contagious cross-species, there are many that can be quite dangerous.
Conditions that can be transferred from a human to an animal are referred to as anthroponotic diseases and can often cause serious harm as animals generally receive a much lower standard of care than humans, according to medical reports.

Also there are a number of diseases humans can catch through sexual intercourse with animals, some of the more dangerous according to Livescience.com.

Leptospirosis: This is carried by dogs, horses and sheep amongst other animals and can be transmitted through any contact with an animal’s sexual organs. The infection generally leads to meningitis and about 10 percent of cases are life-threatening.

Echinococcosis: This is carried by cats and dogs and involves the transmission of parasitic worms from the faeces of the animal. The onset of this disease often has no symptoms and this phase can last for a year, complicating diagnosis. Eventually cysts will begin to grow in the liver, brain and lungs, as well as other organs. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal.
Rabies: Present in the saliva of cats, dogs and horses, rabies is probably the most severe disease a zoophile can catch. In unvaccinated humans the disease is almost always fatal if treatment is not undertaken swiftly.
There is also the threat of physical damage that can be caused by intercourse with animals of vastly different size to a human.

One of the most famous cases is the so-called Enumclaw horse sex case in which a 45 year-old man died after getting anal sex from a stallion.
The horse’s large sex organ perforated the man’s colon and he died several hours later, as reported in the Seattle Times.

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