This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we finally have a reason to think about why Canada's bestiality laws may be a problem that solves itself. Then, we look into the port-a-potty pilfering that saw over 100 public toilets disappeared. And finally, we get to revisit cannibalism. Because that's always fun.
So grab your barf-bags, and click on to read this week's roundup of three weird and wacky legal cases from around the world.
Two men in Germany have been convicted of stealing over 100 port-a-potties. Yes, I know the burning question at the back of your mind is whether they were in use or had been used at the time of the crimes. I wish. Sadly, this was a case of employee theft. The men were stealing them from their German employer, and selling them to a competitor in the Netherlands, with the involvement of a broker.
Surprisingly, the men were given suspended sentences, meaning that they will not serve any jail time. With a theft this significant, over such a long period of time, in Canada the typical sentencing position for such an offence would likely be jail. But I suppose a conviction for toilet theft is perhaps stigmatizing enough.
I had no idea there was a such a competitive or fruitful market for port-a-potty sales, but I feel a new business idea brewing in my brain.
Finger Lickin' Good
Canada's existing bestiality laws are weird and wacky enough to warrant their own mention in this series, but I've been patiently waiting for a chance to talk about them. That has finally come. But, like all good things, it comes at a cost. The cost is a man's genitals.
Yes, folks, some weird sick dude smothered his junk in peanut butter, in an apparent attempt to gain some sexual pleasure by having a dog lick it off. That's not exactly what happened. Instead of the twisted sexual pleasure he sought, the man's manhood met its maker. The dog was not into it, and in protest he chewed off and devoured the man's penis and testicles. He was found unconscious on his apartment floor, bleeding.
Incidentally, while really ill-advised, this is not technically illegal in Canada. At least not yet.
I Mean, Technically It is Vegetarian
If you ask a vegetarian what it means to be a vegetarian, most will say they do not eat animals. Some will wax poetic about animal cruelty, and breeding animals in cages to feast upon them later on. So is it technically a violation of vegetarian principles to eat a human? Perhaps not.
I suppose the problem with the consumption of human flesh really comes to the consciousness of consumption. If you know that you're eating a human, like in previous weird and wacky posts, then maybe it's just fine. But if you do not know that you are eating a human there may be a problem there. And the problem because much bigger than that when you feed blissfully ignorant vegetarians a human that you murdered.
As far as body disposal techniques go, this was innovative. But it certainly does not fall within the permissible limits of cannibalism in Canadian law.
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