Four Hindustani males are under arrest in India for the wanton rape and abuse of a Bengal monitor lizard in a tiger preserve. They were discovered by a forest guard and later found to have videos of the animal abuse on their smartphones.
Not that it makes any difference, but their names are Sandeep Tukram, Pawar Mangesh, Janardhan Kamtekar and Akshay Sunil.
According to the Indian Penal Code, anyone who voluntarily commits intercourse with an animal “shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.”
The “intercourse” presumably took place with the animal’s cloaca, a word which comes from the Latin word for “sewer.”
Bengal monitor lizards can grow up to five and a half feet long and weigh almost 16 pounds. They are currently categorized as reserve species under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
In addition to the video of the monitor being sexually abused, officials found photos of various animals such as porcupines and deer on the smartphones. It is not known whether sex acts were involved.
Animal abuse is rife in South Asia, where human life is cheap and there is little respect or love for God’s creatures.
Report via Yahoo! News.