‘FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE ZOOPHILES AND I WAS NOT SILENT!’
Street-theater piece for E.F.A. in honor of the world’s first Zoophile-Rights Day/Zoophile-Rights Demonstration in Berlin, February 1, 2013
In response to Germany officially criminalizing all sex with animals, even when loving and consensual, Zeta, an E.F.A.-inspired German based zoophile-rights group organized the world’s first-ever Zoophile-Rights Day Demonstration right in the heart of Berlin.
Sir Tijn Po was invited by both E.F.A. and Zeta, to contribute to the demonstration with a theater piece, and he accepted with a brief work entitled, ‘First they came for the zoophiles and I was not silent, even though I am not a zoophile’. The piece explored similar themes as COMING SOON, namely, the blatant hypocrisy behind meat-eaters, animal-experimenters and fur-lovers persecuting those who love animals so deeply as to even see them as potential romantic and/or (consensual) sexual partners.
The piece was performed several times reaching hundreds of passerby of all types and ages, and was greatly appreciated by the vast majority of them. Several anti-zoophile protesters arrived as well and were asked to leave by the police, but they, too, seemed moved, or at least somewhat confused, by the piece.
Sir Tijn Po also contributed to the proceedings of the evening prior with a free screening of COMING SOON at Berlin’s famed Kino Babylon, followed by a discussion with reporters and the general public led by one of his assistants.
Those events were monumental in the history of zoophile-rights, and for the rights of all types of love and sexuality, and was written about in the New York Times that day, including a description of the Coming Soon screening.
You can find some other interesting reaction from around the globe here.
Video COMING SOON! Larger gallery below.
LOVE VS. HATE (& Police)
Real-life rival demonstrations in honor of the second Zoophile-Rights Day/Zoophile-Rights Demonstration in Berlin, 2014
On the first anniversary of Germany officially criminalizing sex with animals, even when loving and consensual, Zeta, the E.F.A.-inspired German Zoophile-Rights group, organized a larger Zoophile-Rights Day Demonstration right in the heart of Berlin.
This demonstration was met by a counter-demonstration organized skinheads and animal-rights activists, who weren’t necessarily happy to be together, but were nevertheless united by their hatred of zoophiles. These two demonstrations were initially to be held across the street from one another, with a large armed police presence to ensure peace and safety, but the skinheads ended up crossing the street and harassing the zoophiles, culminating with a small amount of violence and one arrested skinhead who threw a punch.
Sir Tijn Po was unable to contribute with another theater piece that year, but he did send in a large banner.
Later that evening Kino Babylon hosted a screening of some Zoo-themed films, and, once again, two police trucks had to be present to ensure their safety as there had been some serous threats made online.
Video COMING SOON!