Wisconsin Assembly passes bill making bestiality a felony

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MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The state Assembly has passed a bill that would make having sex with an animal a felony. Right now bestiality is a misdemeanor.

The bill would create a new crime punishable by up to 12½ years in prison.

Sentences would vary depending on the circumstances, such as whether the animal dies and whether a child is present or coerced into sex with an animal.

Convicts would have to register as sex offenders. The Assembly passed the measure on a voice vote Tuesday evening.

The Senate passed the bill in October.

It goes next to Gov. Tony Evers, who can sign it into law or veto it.

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