.... But in the deer's defense, it's hard to protest unwanted sex when you're dead.*
Hathaway's lawyer argues that there is no crime, as his client had sex with a carcass... not an animal, which he argues is defined as a living thing.
This is one of those things for me that's just so out-there, I find it difficult to take a position. The guy obviously wasn't harming the deer, but having intercourse with a dead animal is... well it's just not right. So, if bestiality laws are in place to protect the animal (which I'm pretty sure is the case), this guy technically did nothing wrong.
But he effed a carcass. Which, quite frankly, just doesn't sit well with me. However... how do you punish someone who's fucked a dead deer? Is there something out there that's even more degrading and pathetic?
Actually, yes there is. You could fuck the 4 day old cadaver of your girlfriend's dead dog in full view of a day-care center.
* Requires free poopy registration, but kinda' worth it for the article.