Christina Callello, 36, who lives in Florida (United States), was arrested for the crime of bestiality, last Tuesday, August 2. The woman allegedly committed sexual acts with her dog while her ex-boyfriend, who was also arrested, recorded on video, according to local police.
The Sheriff’s Department claimed the woman “voluntarily engaged in sexual activity with the dog on multiple occasions.” over the course of approximately eight years. His ex-lover Geoffrey Springer, 39, would have recorded the meetings and saved them on a hard drive.
The dog, which had no visible injuries, was taken to an animal hospital by officers for a routine exam. Police did not disclose the nature of the sexual acts.
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The couple was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and charged with sexual activity with animals. According to local media reports, based on county jail records, Calello posted $5,000 bail and was released. Springer was also released on his own recognizance.
Animal cruelty is a crime in the United States, as well as in many other countries. The North American country made the decision to consider actions of animal cruelty as a federal crime. It has integrated into its criminal code a set of attitudes whose definition is that of animal abuse. Now the courts will also be able to judge these behaviors: whoever carries them out will receive an exemplary sentence.
The United States Congress has voted positively to approve the Protection Against Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT). This law is an extension of the content of a pre-existing one, the so-called Animal Crush Video Prohibition Law.
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This is the law that was approved in Congress in 2010, and had the main intention of monitoring all kinds of recording and distribution of videos in which the torture of animals is carried out. The main problem with this regulation was that it left a legal vacuum, since, although it prohibited recording and distributing torture, it did not make torture itself illegal.
Now, with this new law, no individual who carries out behavior as despicable as the mistreatment of defenseless animals can escape.