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Does this barn have any mood lighting?

barn1.jpgSadly, there have been too many stories about sex with animals here on QuizLaw. One such story is too many, in my book. And yet, here were are again. The subject of this particular story is 63-year-old Arthur Lawton, of Tacoma, Washington. He works in a barn, where witnesses claim they saw him getting it on with one of the goats. Lawton, meanwhile, simply claims he was trying to milk the goat.

It would seem that Lawton is the second person to be charged with animal cruelty under the state’s relatively new bestiality law (a law which was enacted in response to — yikes — “the fatal injury to a man having sex with a horse”). The other man charged under this law was acquitted. What’s more perplexing about that guy’s story in comparison to Mr. Lawton’s (beyond the fact that he was schtupping an animal, of course), was that he was charged with having sex with a pit bull!

I can’t even begin to fathom the mindset of those who seek out the animal love. But I can say that, were I to suddenly to explore the world of Animal Kingdom nookie, I surely wouldn’t go after ferocious beasts that could chomp off my little boy with one bite. Of course, that’s a more general rule of life I established in response to the LA night scene, but it applies equally here.