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PORN PRODUCERS SUE DUTCH GOVERNMENT FOR LOSS OF INCOME
stories are so bizarre and ridiculous that you couldn’t
make them up. Two video companies in the Netherlands
are suing the government for lost earnings after animal
porn was banned in the country in 2010.
Topscore (makers of such classic titles as Dirty
Old Bitch Esmeralda and Horse and Tropical
Dog in Heat) and Studio Martis (whose output
remains unidentified) claim to have lost millions (!)
since the ban was imposed, and also claim that most
of their work was made before the draft legislation
was drawn up in 2007 – and that they are therefore
due compensation for having to withdraw previously legal
material. Others might suggest that they'd got away
with profiting from their dubious productions for far
too long as it was and that they should simply shut
up and be grateful that they are not in prison like
Ira Isaacs or various hapless people in the UK.
According to Dutch newspaper The Telegraaf,
the two companies were responsible for 60% of the world’s
animal porn production. And as any visitor to Amsterdam
before the ban could tell you, their products were widely
available, even proudly displayed in shop windows. But
who knew they were so prolific? And does this suggest
that there was a wide and steady market for such stuff?
The mind boggles.
Quite what the Dutch government and population think
about the idea of shelling out large sums of money to
animal pornographers is anyone’s guess.