Karl-Friedrich Lentze's dream has died. Lentze is a German artist who decided to start a business, specifically, a brothel. Even more specifically, a brothel for dogs. This could have been the start of a new era for animal sexual liberation, but the Berlin city council has denied Lentze's application for a business permit. The council has decreed that dog sex is for the purpose of reproduction only, and encouraging recreational sex would just make the animals harder to manage.
Herman 'Big Herm' Thrust roots out the weirder and more pressing animal-rights-related new on his Web site www.veganporn.com. Reprinted from the punk-flavored vegetarian magazine Herbivore (Fall 2003). Subscriptions: $15/yr. (4 issues) from 5254 NE 32nd Place, Portland, OR 97211; www.herbivoreclothing.com