(iWIDK By Jared Raymond) – A constitutional battle is underway over a Florida man’s animal rights.
Carlos Romero of Ocala was arrested on bestiality and animal cruelty charges after being caught having sex with a miniature donkey in his care.
According to the Daily Mail, Romero incites that Florida’s laws against sex with animals violates the Equal Protection clause in the 14th Amendment.
Romero says he is attracted to animals that are mating or in heat, but later claimed that he only masturbated with the donkey and did not have sex with it.
He is also requesting to retain custody over the donkey, Doodle, which he paid $500 for.