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NJ Senate Unanimously Approves Bestiality Ban

New Jersey lawmakers are poised to advance a measure that would bar people from having sexual contact with animals

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    NJ Senate Unanimously Approves Bestiality Ban
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    The state Senate unanimously approved a measure that would bar people from having sexual contact with animals. 

    The vote on Monday was 35-0.

    State law now prohibits torturing or neglecting animals. The new measure would add any sexual contact to the list of prohibitions.

    The bill designates bestiality as a fourth-degree criminal offense, punishable by 18 months in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.

    The Assembly unanimously passed an identical measure last June.