Animal Brothels Open In Germany As Migrant Population Surges-Fiction!

Animal Brothels Opening In Germany As Migrant Population Surges-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Migrant populations flooding Germany in recent years have led to a rash of animal brothels opening in Germany.

The Truth:

False rumors that immigrants from Middle Eastern countries are behind animal brothels opening in Germany are based on an outdated and misprepresented report from 2013.
The rumor surfaced at the Conservative Tribune on December 20, 2017. The story appears under the headline, “Animal Brothels Open in Germany as Migrant Population Hits 22 Percent.” And, to make the case, the story cites recent immigration statistics and an outdated Daily Mail story about animal brothels in Germany from 2013.  These stories are unrelated, however. And the 2013 report is outdated.

A false rumor about animal brothels opening in Germany as migrant populations rise is based on an outdated 2013 report.

Reports About Animal Brothels Opening in Germany

The Daily Mail reported in 2013 that animal brothels were opening in Germany “faster than ever.” The reason? People discovered in 2012 that it had been legal to have sexual relations with animals in the country since a law expired in 1969. German lawmakers set out to reinstate animal protections in response to reports of bestiality — and they succeeded.
Germany successfully banned animal brothels in 2013. And a court upheld a legal challenge to the law in 2016, ruling “that the protection of the well-being of animals by guarding (them( from unnatural sexual assaults is a legitimate goal”.
The law makes sex with animals a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to $25,000 in fines. And the law had its desired effect. Reports of bestiality in Germany dropped off. However, Denmark soon adopted a law of its own after the animal brothel black market moved there from Germany in 2014.
So, the 2013 report about animal brothels opening in Germany has been long outdated.

Germany’s Immigration Trends Don’t Match Animal Brothel Trends

Germany welcomed a wave of immigrants in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, Germany recorded a 46 percent increase in the number of refugees arriving in the country. By 2016, 22.5 percent of the country was a first or second generation immigrant — which was a record high. That’s according to the Federal Statistics Office.
But again, there’s no correlation between migrant populations and brothels opening in Germany. Although Germany’s immigrant population has been steadily growing in recent years, the country closed the legal loophole three years before the country reached the 22 percent immigrant mark in 2016. For those reasons, we’re calling claims that migrants have driven brothels opening in Germany “fiction.”