A bill has passed the state Senate, that would make it a crime for a person to have sex with an animal in Louisiana – but the vote to pass it was non-unanimous.
The bill now heads to the House, but 10 state senators voted against it.
The bill would make sexual abuse of an animal illegal, and set penalties for those convicted. It would also require that sexually abused animals be taken from their abusers and delivered to a veterinarian for treatment. If convicted of the crime, a person would not be allowed to own any animals in the future.
You can read the bill for yourself below.
The 10 senators who voted against the bill were John Alario, Brett Allain, Dan Claitor, Jack Donahue, Jim Fannin, Ryan Gatti, Gerald Long, Beth Mizell, Jonathan Perry and Neil Riser.