High profile cases like that of Carol Bowditch, the Lincolnshire pensioner who was filmed having sex with several dogs at a bestiality party, unaware that she had done anything wrong, show that work needs to be done to ensure that others don’t unwittingly fall foul of the law by going too far with their pets, a Home Office spokesman explained.
“It’s a grey area that needs to be cleared up,” acknowledged Evening Harold agony aunt, Brenda Ferguson. “As a nation, we love our pets. We stroke them, we kiss them, sometimes with tongues, and nobody is saying this should stop. But how far is too far? What if a friendly tummy tickle led to something more in the heat of the moment? If your dog started humping your leg, is it better to let him get on with it, or should you try to pull him off?”
Graphic posters setting out what is and is not unlawful will appear up and down the country in the summer, when animals are arguably at their sexiest.
Nicky Campbell, the face of the campaign, said he hoped it would be as successful as previous ones he’s fronted such as “Other people’s things – don’t take them home.” and “Shitting on the escalators? That’s a £200 fine!”