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“Go fuck yourself, Mr. Brenner!”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

(This is what happened when I took my petition to the Taiji Dolphin Action Group on Facebook.)

Thank you for allowing me to join the group! I have put a lot of thought into how to end the dolphin massacres, and as a result I have created this petition to end my home state of Florida’s official relationship with Wakayama Prefecture. I think this is the ONLY way to send a clear and persuasive message that the Japanese government cannot ignore! Please read the petition, sign and share, and thanks for all your concern and efforts on behalf of the dolphins. NOTE: You do not have to be from Florida to sign the petition! Anyone can sign.http://www.change.org/petitions/brad-piepenbrink-executive-office-of-the-governor-of-florida-end-florida-s-sister-state-relationship-with-wakayama-prefecture-japan

  • Steven Thompson The FACT that Florida and Wakayama (where Taiji is) have an official Sister State relationship is extraordinary! I had no idea. 

    This is a pressure point that could flow badly to encourage the Taiji hunt…

    This is what happened about 5 years ago when a major Dolphin organization encouraged the town of Broome Australia to break the Sister City relationship with Taiji, Wakayama. In my opinion, the plan was not thought out clearly, and the Broome City council members ended up losing their jobs with pro-Taiji people being voted in. 

    Or this pressure point could flow positively in terms of just making Floridians aware that they have more to say about the future of Dolphins than perhaps they knew. 

    The current governor’s race in Tallahassee, Florida will culminate on Nov 4th. There is ample time to focus an issue in this race to be about Taiji. 

    For example:

    <<<Should Florida help to end the Dolphin hunt in their Sister State, Wakayama in Japan?>>>

    If the challenger to incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (maybe (Charlie Crist) took issue with this, it would influence awareness of the Dolphin issues and maybe the election.
  • Malcolm J. Brenner Now you’re seeing it the way I do. I intend to put both candidates on record about this, one way or the other!
  • Malcolm J. Brenner Now at least I know what I’m up against! “Mission Impossible,” anyone?
  • Jeremy Olson we dont believe in the word impossible. Great job thinking outside the box. There are a good group of Floridians that stand against the dolphin slaughter that are in this group. I am working with a political campaign manager that is assisting me with a website. I would love to put him in touch with you. He may be able to give you some great advice on how to handle this from a political prospective.
  • Malcolm J. Brenner Thanks, Jeremy Olson, I will take any advice I can get, especially from political experts!
  • Jeremy Olson no problem Malcolm. Im in So Cal but I will support you in anyway possible. I’ll share your petition around as well. Lets get em!!!
  • Milla de Villiers When I first saw this petition I really thought it a novel approach so clicked it to read. Unfortunately I found some contradictions which could cause a lack of credibility if not rephrased. It says: 
    “In Florida, we like to see our dolphins swimming wild and free in our harbors and offshore waters. We do not harass them, capture them for entertainment purposes (…)” and then again “ Floridians do not support the brutal, cruel and lethal exploitation of dolphins for profit and do not support their capture for display in marine attractions. “
    I initially thought it a good approach to speak as a sister state, but in trying to find a travel agent that does not somehow support SeaWorld in its event programmes, I found some information proving that the wording in the petition is not strictly correct, since it says Floridians are anti captivity. They are not. By far. Here are the Floridian Captive Dolphin Facilities: 

    1. Aquatica
    2. Clearwater Marine Aquarium
    3. Discovery Cove
    4. Dolphin Connection
    5. Dolphin Cove
    6. Dolphin Research Center
    7. Dolphin’s Plus
    8. EPCOT: The Seas
    9. Gulfarium Marine Adv Park
    10. Gulf World Marine Park
    11. Marineland Dolphin Adv.
    12. Mote Marine Lab
    13. Miami Seaquarium
    14. SeaWorld Orlando
    15. Theater of the Sea

    Furthermore, there are many dolphins, killer whales/orcas/ belugas and pilot whales. Some of whom are wild caught not just ’rehabbed’, or coming from dubious origins. You can look at these official lists:

    Captive dolphins Us & Canada – Note that there are still wild captures in 2004. If you want Florida only – Fl stands for Florida, so one can pick them from the list. http://www.ceta-base.com/phinventory/us-canada.html 
    Captive Belugas – Almost all are wild caught: http://www.ceta-base.com/lugalogue/dl-northamerica.html
    Captive Orcas/ killer whales Most here are artificially inseminated and forced to breed: http://www.ceta-base.com/orcensus/kw-northamerica.html 
    And this page shows that all the pilot whales in SeaWorld Orlanda, Florida, come from the wild: http://www.ceta-base.com/phinventory/ph_swf.html

    www.ceta-base.com

    As of 05 April 2014 there are a total of 509 captive dolphins, excluding belugasSee More
  • Malcolm J. Brenner I will happily re-draft the petition if people want. However, I know one of these places — Mote Marine Lab — is a purely scientific facility studying dolphins who cannot be re-released to the wild. On the other hand, if you can come up with a better idea, let’s hear it!
  • Milla de Villiers One out of !5. And the ‘scientific’ aspect is heavily debated by the experts who, for instance, just fought for Morgan. Also, if you will only change the petition ‘if people want’ then politics are a good field. If however you want the petition to have veracity, credibility, dignity and the ability to persuade without purely emotional pressure built on illusion, then perhaps you may redraft. It is each one’s choice how he acts, and I do accept we all want change. Namaste
  • Gaye Hunter I’ve never actually counted them but Florida then has the most captive facilities in the US, three times more than any other state? Malcolm, were you maybe unaware of that when you wrote that Floridians do not support the brutal, cruel and lethal exploitation of dolphins for profit and do not support their capture for display in marine attractions?
  • Malcolm J. Brenner @Gaye Hunter: if you think there’s any equivalency between the two places, Florida and Taiji, perhaps you should visit both firsthand. I think my petition is a novel and creative way to approach the problem. I never said it represented the absolute solution or couldn’t be improved upon. I dislike these accusations of hypocrisy, feel like I’m being attacked for not being politically correct enough and wonder why I’m not being encouraged instead of discouraged?
  • Gaye Hunter Malcolm, I agree the petition is very creative, but petitions need to be factual and honest. You asked if anyone had a better idea. Bearing in mind that no demand = no supply, and that Florida would appear to be the captivity centre of the world, how about taking action to close some of those 15 facilities? It takes determination and perseverance as was found here in the UK, but our last dolphinarium closed over 20 years ago now. Some people were working on that while you were having sex with a captive dolphin in another Florida facility:~ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/malcolm-brenner-dolphin…
  • Steven Thompson Hmmm…huge tangent opening there…it’s an ad hominem attack on Malcolm…just because you really may disagree with Malcolm’s novel doesn’t mean the fact that an official relationship exists between Florida and Wakaya where Taiji is cannot be used in some way to motivate Floridians to connect more deeply to end the Taiji hunt or even captivity at their nearest Dolphin slave show. 

    The person who inspired virtually every Dolphin researcher, John C. Lilly, had his researchers in St. Thomas not discourage dolphin sexual behavior…even encourage it with Dolphins while both humans and dolphins were on LSD!! While it sounds bat-shit crazy to most of us then AND now, it got people thinking WAY WAY outside the lines to find out how to communicate inter-species. 

    I hope this petition idea motivates people to reach a point…not necessarily agreeing with it but, like has been suggested, maybe just motivating Floridians to be responsible for living in the biggest US Dolphin slave state. 

    It’s a big thing I just learned…I had no idea how popular and “normal” Dolphin slaving is in Florida.
  • Malcolm J. Brenner @ Gaye Hunter: I’d say what I feel about you, but I’d get thrown off this group, and I am more concerned with finding a solution to this problem than I am in casting my uninformed judgment on another person’s life experience, especially when it was so long ago.
  • Gaye Hunter I haven’t cast judgement on you at all Malcolm, I have simply presented facts including a suggestion for helping to save dolphins, since you asked if anyone had a better idea. I believe it was 2011 that you wrote your book about your sexual experiences with the captive, so presumably it isn’t a secret.
  • Malcolm J. Brenner @ Gaye Hunter: I have no love for any for captive facility in this state, with the exception of the aforementioned Mote Marine Lab run by my long-time friend Dr. Randall Wells. I would cheerfully see them all closed down and the dolphins rehabbed to a life in the wild if possible. My thoughts on one of these “Swim with Dolphins” places, the Dolphin Research Center, may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq12juI4MDo

    An informal look at the culture of the swim-with-dolphins program at the non-profit Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key, Florida.
  • Malcolm J. Brenner I am sorry that this has stopped being about saving dolphins and become about me. I did not come here to be abused and disparaged. I will leave now, and let you all get back to your important work of bickering, backstabbing, and name-calling. Sorry I interrupted, and don’t worry, i won’t let the door hit my ass on the way out. @ Jodie: It wasn’t back in 1971 honey, and for the record I have been smoking pot since 1969, and that happens to be illegal too.
  • Milla de Villiers Malcolm you ARE being encouraged. Encouraged to act in an informed, rational, dignified, credible way. This is VERY important to the cause. Anything with inflated claims that are so easily refuted will be seen as egotistical, inflated self-righteousness – whacktivism instead of activism, it does TREMENDOUS harm. What is wrong with having your facts straight? How can that work against the cause? Can it be of value…YES. It is encouragement to point out the weaknesses here among those who are working for change rather than letting a bomb of totally justifiable criticism burst later from outside. I won’t even go into the supposed ‘purely scientific’ sexual or hallucinogenic experiences that whoever may have had with dolphins, for whatever reason they used as justification, and however justified they may they have thought this to be, and however long ago that was. Gaye Hunter is not being nasty: she is doing you a favour. These ‘personal experiences’ are going to be mentioned by anyone who queries or refutes the petition as it stands, and it WILL be queried and refuted by anyone who really cares and who has the integrity to check the facts before they sign, ….because of the errors. However, had the Japanese in Taiji conducted the same at the Whale museum, it still would be used against them today. Point being: we cannot throw stones from glass houses. 
    So, does that mean we cannot work for change? Not at all. But we must come from a place based on understanding and facts. Therefore we encourage you to by all means work for change, but will point out where there are discrepancies, and points that can harm rather than help. . 
    I cannot ‘tell’ you what to do. You have choices. Along with these comes responsibility. One choice would be to still work on the Sister state thing, but in a positive, credible way. You can for instance point out to the governor that there is a global outcry at the drive hunts, and that these are fuelled by the captivity industry. As the Sister state, and given the facts that Florida is the state where dolphin captures happened throughout the 1980’s, where there were all sorts of experiments with them even sexual, and where even today there are more captivity centres than anywhere else in the US , and where many of the cetaceans are still wild caught or otherwise force-bred, Floridians can set an example to their Sister state by showing them that change is possible. Therefore close down these centres, and thereby show the world that there is no need to drive the demand. 
    It won’t be an easy petition to rewrite, but can be done.
  • Gaye Hunter My thoughts too Milla. It seems to me that Wakayama Prefecture is the perfect place for Florida to have a relationship with anyway, since it was from there that reps (SeaWorld) were sent to encourage Taiji to capture dolphins for them in the first place. Demonstrating to them now that change is possible by closing down their own captive facilities, seems to me a far better option than cutting ties. Too many people are looking for a quick fix but there isn’t one, it takes dedication and perseverance. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3fZ2dMdtu8
  • Mark Bamberry “”””Malcolm J. Brenner
    18 minutes ago
    Just got run off the Taiji Dolphin Action Group. Because we still have some captive dolphins here in Florida, they didn’t support my petition, and oh yeah, that whole sex-with-dolphins thing is just so totally WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS, ya know? Well I for one do not need the abuse any more. So glad to get out of there.””””

    He left
  • Milla de Villiers It is a huge pity when ego gets in the way of common senseMark. He did not want to hear or rethink, he wanted to be seen as a hero and have his ego stroked. I honestly think there is scope to work on the sister state thing, but that it has to be done based on facts, and incorporating these’….
  • Jodie Hillier I won’t say what I think because it will get deleted lol
  • Milla de Villiers It is also interesting to note yet another ‘gloss – his spin on reality “because we still have SOME captive dolphins…” Quite a few, I’d say. Most in the States. 15 facilities, wild caught too. Noooo that is not the reason. The reason is that the so-called ‘facts’ are fallacies. Since when has truth become a swear word in activism?
  • Mark Bamberry Sometimes it’s not the message but the messenger (ie Malcolm)
  • Milla de Villiers Sorry – had to dash, am snowed. Well I hope he nontheless gets over the ‘messenger’ block, as well as anything concerning any kind of interspecies communication or sexuality which is not in the petition as it stand for signing- that is another huge topic Hope he realises: that is not what is wrong on the petition…Florida is the Captivity Capital of the Us. So in some or other way the petition must be rephrased. Even if he just specifies that the people who sign the petition are against captivity, and drops the claim that Florida does not support it in any way. Enough said, let;s leave it up to him. Thank you for your understanding Mark & Steven.
  • Gaye Hunter Reflecting here because I’m very uncomfortable with some of what’s been written both here and elsewhere as a result. Given that Mr Brenner has no regrets about his sexual relationship with a captive dolphin, and has in fact stated he might consider another relationship with a dolphin in the future, “Under the right circumstances I would if I had the energy for it,” Brenner said. “I’m 40 years older now” ~ and yet Dr Denise Herzing commented “Glorifying human sexual interactions with other species is inappropriate for the health and well being of any animal, it puts the dolphin’s own health and social behavioural settings at risk” ~ is he the type of person who should be given any credence at all with any petition relating to dolphin welfare? This is an action group for used and abused dolphins, is it acceptable for a self-proclaimed zoophiliac to even be here?
    17 hours ago · Like · 8
  • Jodie Hillier Well said Gaye!!
    17 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Jeremy Olson he left the group. I will admit, i like the idea behind the petition though. I didnt know that Florida had #1 such a high captivity market and #2 such ties with Wakayama. id like to find a way to put some legs behind that petition, even if it needs to be rewritten by someone else
    17 hours ago · Like · 2
  • Jodie Hillier I was called a stuck up woman because i said it was wrong on every level to have sex with a Dolphin. Then all my comments were deleted.
    17 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Gaye Hunter I saw that Jodie… 

    I can’t agree Jeremy, people need to be acting in their own backyards. The major power of Floridians is in Florida not Wakayama. How can they have anything at all to currently say to Wakayama Prefecture, unless it’s to work together with them to end captivity as Milla said, rather than making an enemy of them?
    17 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Jodie Hillier And can i just point out this…..how can we take a man who is a part of this seriously? https://www.facebook.com/…/Make…/547708628659683

    Zoophilia is a person that loves and cares and respects animals but also has sexSee More
    Community: 179 like this
    17 hours ago · Like · 4
  • Lindsey Tornay Graves Gaye Hunter - thank you….just thank you!
    17 hours ago · Like · 4
  • Jeremy Olson Gaye, i agree, i think this is just the first ive heard of a US state having a sister relationship in Wakayama. Seems like we can tie this into the captivity market that Florida seems to have as well.
    17 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Milla de Villiers I think he is trying to get himself identified with John C Lilly, who is of course famous for his work with dolphins under what remains very controversial circumstances…sort of reflected glory, if you will. In the poorly made little video to which he gave the link higher up on this thread, he actually claims that Lilly offered him a job which he turned down as he thought Lilly was too ‘normal’…this may be true but the vid has only 2 likes and 1 comment and anyone watching it can get his perspective..so look and see. Interspecies communication is a very wide, interesting field. Sexuality is definitely part of communication, and interspecies sexuality is nothing new, even though seen as taboo, unacceptable and also illegal in most countries. Does that, together with a complete ignorance of facts as to what is happening in the real world, i.e. in Florida with captivity inspire confidence in someone as a protector of these beings? And the videos are all of swim with dolphins: the ones in the video above are in captivity. His conclusion on that one is that he does not know if the dolphins are not happy: as far as he could see they are, and the people are having a great time. So he has nothing against interspecies sexual communication with dolphins for scientific reasons because dolphins are polymorphous sexually, and seem to enjoy it. Well apparently so do goats. What would we say and how would we react if someone from Taiji said stop killing dolphins because I would like to put them in a swim with facility and explore sexual communications.?
    17 hours ago · Edited · Like · 3
  • Milla de Villiers The petition, if used, should actually retain ONLY the fact that there is this sisterhood thing. Using that as a point of departure, use it to build rather than to break. For instance, urge the governor to extend a hand in working out alternatives to captivity for both places. Set a time limit. Get international attention on this. Inform the public. Work out how to use existing facilities as rehab or how to give them make-overs..the possibilities are endless…and both sides retain honour, peace is achieved, and the CETACEANS win. Yes, this is going to be bloody hard. but easier than getting anywhere on lies
    17 hours ago · Edited · Like · 4
  • Gaye Hunter The petition as it stands is one of the most dishonest I’ve ever seen. The fact a zoophiliac is writing about how Floridians like to see their dolphins free is ludicrous given they’re currently supporting 15 facilities. Are there any protestors at these places? And I don’t mean one off protests, I mean weekly, week after week, educating the public and standing up to be counted. It doesn’t need to be hundreds of people either, half a dozen dedicated people at each facility can achieve a lot. Lobbying the authorities and government, is that being done? Attending council meetings? Challenging their regulations and laws? That’s how we ended captivity in the UK. I don’t understand whatsoever why any dolphin advocate in Florida would even have time to be thinking about writing a petition to Japan on any subject, when there’s so much work to do on their home turf. Think globally, act locally. Unless people do that, Florida and other states too, will have captives for decades to come.
    16 hours ago · Like · 5
  • Jeremy Olson I agree Milla de Villiers. I like your thoughts on how to go about this. It’s a big task indeed.
    16 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Jodie Hillier Im with you Gaye.
    16 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Jeremy Olson I never knew Florida had 15 facilities. Lots of work to be done there.
    16 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Jodie Hillier Can i make a suggestion….considering we have a petition floating around from a zoophiliac that has cause for concern. Wouldnt it be easier for someone to make another petition with all the points that have been made here. That way everyone would be happy with what is in it. That way we know that it comes from a true activist. Not from someone who has sex with animals!
    16 hours ago · Like · 5
  • Milla de Villiers Gaye the petition must be to the Governor to change locally, then the hand can be extended, not before…the people of Florida need to buy into change
    16 hours ago · Edited · Like · 4
  • Gaye Hunter It’d be better not to have a petition at all I feel, and for the authorities of Florida and Wakayama to be discussing the issues. Perhaps a well informed Floridian advocate/activist could talk to their authorities. Even with social media now, it’s still the case that most achievements for dolphins happen behind the scenes, not on here.
    16 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Milla de Villiers Hear you loud and clear.
    16 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Kathleen McGarr I stupidly signed it… I didn’t realize… 
    16 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Gaye Hunter Don’t worry Kathleen, I doubt it’s going anywhere.
    15 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Sarah Del Vecchio why is this post not deleted?
  • Steven Thompson TDAG members are now advising activists in San Antonio and in Tenerife about doing protests there. It looks like it’s time to encourage and support protests at each Dolphin slave location in the States, especially Florida, the Birthplace of Worldwide DSee More
    15 hours ago · Like · 4
  • Steven Thompson This post is now closed. Please share Florida action or petition ideas in the new post above on the UK model.
    15 hours ago · Like · 3

 

Re-availability of “Wet Goddess”

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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As regular readers of this blog (both of them) know, my dolphin-love-story-memoir-as-novel regularly goes in and out of print at Amazon, although it has always, on those occasions, been available also here, from Sandman Books.  So technically it has never been out of print since I first published it in early 2010.  However, it has at some times been more difficult to acquire than at others.  It is my pleasure to announce Wet Goddess: Recollections Of A Dolphin Lover is available from Amazon again, and will be for the foreseeable future, thanks to my having a more regular income due to retirement.  Hopefully the book will pay for itself, in that it will pay for the costs of its own printing.

“Cut his dick off.”

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Okay, so I am starting to get some feedback from the interview I did with Matt Saincome for SF Weekly.  It turns out to be as controversial in the diverse San Francisco market as it was here in little ol’ Punta Gorda, as evidenced by this response from “suzeaa”:

Since he knows he was molested he also knows how sick and twisted it is, yet he does it to the most innocent on Earth.  Cut his dick off.

Let me repeat that: She calls on somebody, somewhere, to cut my penis off.  She advocates sexually mutilating me, a human animal.  Some animal rights advocate!

Dolphins are “the most innocent on Earth”?  Obviously, this woman is no marine biologist!  Also obviously, she did not read the whole article.  Or she didn’t believe it.  Her response is – probably – merely the jerking of a knee, the running of a mouth.

But… do I want to take that chance?

As a journalist of the extraordinary, I am a public person, not a person of privilege.  I do not live behind gates of wrought iron, walls of stone or electrified security systems.  If anyone, and I mean ANYONE, reading this is tempted to put “suzeaa’s” plan into action, let me forewarn you: I am not now, and never have been, a believer in the doctrine of pacifism.  I take my right to self-defense deadly seriously.  I believe in meeting force with overwhelming counter-force.

Let me spell out this doctrine: If you come at me with your fists, I will use a knife.  If you come at me with a knife, I will use a handgun.  If you come at me with a handgun, I will use a shotgun.  And so on.  I reserve the right to defend my life and my physical integrity with whatever means I deem necessary, and worry about the legal niceties of the situation later.

Are we quite clear on that, self-styled moral police and sexual vigilantes?  I certainly hope so, because I don’t want to be responsible for harming anyone who tries to harm me, or for defending my property.  But I will if I have to.

Am I armed?  You don’t know, and that’s how I prefer it.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am not stupid enough to say “Bring it on!”  On the contrary, I mean KEEP AWAY.  It’s a very clear and simple message, don’t you think?

Interestingly, I also have my defenders, people who get it, like the un-pictured “Sine,” who wrote:

The relationship was clearly mutual. Where’s the problem with it? He didn’t rape the dolphin, and the dolphin wanted it. Excellent read.

Thank you, Sine, whoever you may be, for your sympathetic comment.  Not only did the dolphin want it, she convinced me to want it, too.  She wanted it enough to drastically modify her sexual behavior toward me, which is something not many other species of mammal can do.

But supporters of my right to freedom of expression on this issue are outnumbered by the angry knee-jerk mob ten to one.  And they don’t need to be bothered by no stinking facts about the behavior of humans, or dolphins.

I suppose I am bound to find these kind of people wherever I go, there’s no escaping them and their rabid opinions.  My feeling  is, I am not compelling or forcing anyone to buy my book and read my words, an ode to a long-lost dolphin lover.  But by the same token, I will actively resist all attempts to use compulsion and force against me, and stand my ground.   I am not afraid of the likes of this castrating woman.

Please let me know how you feel about me affirming my right to self-defense.

 

 

Cruising the Castro

Monday, December 24th, 2012

It was rainin’ hard in Frisco, I needed one more fare to make my night.  A lady up ahead waved to flag me down, she got in at the light. – Harry Chapin, “Taxi,” 1972

View west from my daughter's apartment

View west from my daughter’s apartment

Not like I can afford to take a taxi in this, or any other, city, but the weekend’s relentless rain here, driven by Pacific Ocean storms, reminded me of it and of course I had to look up the lyrics to see if Harry Chapin really did say “Frisco,” a jumbled contraction which I understand San Franciscans hate.

I am feeling somewhat more comfortable in the city, having to some extent mastered the transportation system and become enured to my surroundings.  Lubricating my harmonization with the San Francisco vibe were a couple of nights spent in the bars of the Castro district, drinking with my old friend David from New College.

Although I used to live on Capitol Hill in Seattle, this was really my first exposure to gay culture. (My wife and I used to joke we were the neighborhood’s token straight couple.)  Since I don’t like being drunk and I have a low tolerance for alcohol as a recreational drug, I seldom go into bars anyway, and when I do it is usually with the expectation of meeting women.

The damn thing about it is, in the 40+ years I’ve known David, I didn’t realize he was gay until just now!  Needless to say, I feel a little thick.

Fortunately I was prepared for this experience in a number of ways.  For one thing – and I am not being sarcastic here – I had recently seen the Sean Penn film “Milk” about the life and times of assassinated city official Harvey Milk and the struggle for gay rights in the city that he came to represent.  Being form a sexual minority myself (an even less understood one), it was easy to relate to the character that Penn so vividly re-created on the screen.

Altogether it was a nice time. David was a very generous host.  The drinks were excellent.  Nobody hit on me, although I suspect this had more to do with my arriving with David than anything else.  Regardless of one’s orientation, bars are where we go to hit on other people, or to let ourselves be hit on if we are in a receptive mode.

We visited The Café, The Mix and Toad Hall, although I must say I found the ambiance at The Mix the most interesting. It’s the sort of place that would attract drunken poets.  I just wonder where the water running across the floor came from.  The other two are more like nightclubs.

While I was in The Mix with David, an amazing creature swept in, a drag queen standing about six foot three with a D cup.  She was dressed in black with a platinum blond wig.  It was quite the sight, but the guys at the pool table didn’t seem to take much notice.   I must have marked myself as a tourist, there.

Yesterday was so stormy I spent it indoors, figuring out how to watch NetFlix on my daughter’s large-screen home entertainment system.  I watched a couple of episodes of “Full Metal Alchemist,” which was cheesy anime fun, and then “Captain America,” which was pretty much a tragic waste of perfectly good celluloid.  I kept stopping the download at various points to get up and do things because I was getting bored.

Shortly hereupon today I must venture out to shop for food as well as some oil to lubricate the squeaky doors in this apartment, as I am liable to be up at all hours of the day and night and my daughter insists I keep the doors closed to keep the cats out of the bedroom and the bathroom.

Author publishes unpublished stuff for free!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

 

EYES OPEN MEDIA PRESS RELEASE

12 p.m. NOV. 22, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PUNTA GORDA, Fla: “WET GODDESS” Author Publishes Unpublished Chapters – In a move bound to rock the publishing industry to its foundations, Malcolm J. Brenner, author of the world’s most successful dolphin-human love story, announced today that he is releasing hitherto unpublished sections from his 2010 masterwork Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover.

“The 79 additional pages that I have just published for free on the Internet  as Wet Goddess: The Unpublished Chapters are the sweepings off the cutting room floor,” Brenner admitted when questioned closely about the move.  “It was a whole bunch of stuff I foolishly wrote for the novel, not realizing it would have made it so long it would have been like reading Herman Melville or James A. Michener.  But having written it, I was reluctant to throw it away as it answers certain questions about the narrative and character development that otherwise, and from my point of view unsatisfactorally, fail to get resolved,” Brenner said, constructing an unnecessarily complicated sentence.

“But I mean, if my readers want to read this tripe, I’m happy to dole it out to them,” he added, “especially since I already had it written.”  Some of the material is so old the Brenner was forced to retrieve it from 3.5-inch floppy disks.  Chapters about two captive killer whales planning an attack on their trainer were originally typed in 1978, long before the first known fatal killer whale attack on a human being occurred in 1991.

“The melange spice I take gives me the ability to see the future,” Brenner said when asked about his astonishing prophetic powers.  “When I decided to release Wet Goddess: The Unpublished Chapters, I was originally going to make it a for-sale ebook on Smashwords, alongside the ebook edition of Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover but at a much lower price, around $2.99.  I wanted to remain loyal to Smashwords because they were the only ebook publishing house that didn’t freak out about the elements of zoosexuality in my story.

“However, when I re-read the Smashwords contract, it specifically prohibited ‘incomplete or partial books,’” Brenner continued, “so marketing it commercially was out, at least for the present.  That’s when I decided to give the material away free on my website to my more than 700 readers as a way of saying ‘Thank you for buying my book!’”

Brenner said the release of the unpublished material on the American holiday of Thanksgiving was purely coincidental.  “What, are you accusing me of crass commercialism or some kind of twisted holiday tie-in?” he asked.  “Shit just happens, you know, and it don’t mean shit.  But if my fans want to take it as a gift in the spirit of the holidays, I am totally down with that.”

Brenner is preparing to spend the Christmas holidays apartment-sitting for his daughter in San Francisco, California.

 

A new zoophilia book

Friday, July 20th, 2012

A few days ago a writer named Carreen Maloney got hold of me about Wet Goddess.  She’s working on a book about zoophilia tentatively titled “Heavy Petting” (not to be confused with the Peter Singer article of the same name), and she’s trying very hard to understand the subject, who we zoophiles are and why we are the way we are.

Carreen is a former professional journalist and has a 20-year involvement in animal rescue efforts, including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  In some people’s minds that might mark her as an enemy of zoophiles, but not so fast!  After doing some research, including reading Dr. Hani Miletski’s classic study Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia, Carreen came to realize the same feelings that motivate animal rescue people also motivate zoophiles, namely, a love of animals.  We just express it a little more emphatically.

So far we’ve done two, two-hour phone interviews, and over the course of that time I’ve come to trust her.  Carreen is polite, knowledgable, professional, funny and sweet.  I’ve read a couple of her articles about animal rescues on the Internet.  She’s a very good writer, capable of being compassionate without getting sentimental, and she’s strongly motivated to get her facts straight.

Carreen asked if I could refer her to other zoophiles who would be willing to talk to her confidentially about our sexuality.  I referred her to a couple of my friends who are experienced zoophiles, but she says she’d like to talk to as many people as possible.  With her permission, I am posting her e-mail address here: carreen@fuzzytown.com.  If you feel like it, drop her a line, because I feel her book could be a solid and much-needed contribution to the literature on and about zoophilia.

I mean, what have we got?  Aside from Wet Goddess we have Miletski’s book, which is a psychological study of zoophilia, and Mark Matthews’ The Horseman, which in my humble opinion is not only badly written but presents a rather distorted view of the zoophile as a pathetic character.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel that way about myself!

So please, if you feel it’s important to promote an honest and positive image of zoophilia, please get in contact with Carreen.  I think you’ll find her easy to work with, and the results will be worth it.

Bestiality bond: $11,000

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Down in Metairie, Louisiana, a 21-year-old guy named Blake Sanderford had sex with his two-to-three year old female Siberian husky.  I don’t know all the details, only what this news report tells me, but the husky (name not given) was old enough to be mature, and if she was in heat and receptive she probably had no problem with Mr. Sanderford mounting her.  Female dogs are, for the most part, just like that; in heat, they are receptive to any kind of sexual stimulation and they don’t particularly care whether it’s coming from another dog or a man.

But Mr. Sanderford was guilty of a “crime against nature” under Louisiana law.  He might have gotten away with his act of bestiality if he hadn’t been dumb enough to post a video of himself and the husky getting it on to gaybeast.com, where some anti-zoophile troll picked up the video and alerted the local chapter of the SPCA, which forwarded the video to the Louisiana State Police.

As a result of that, Mr. Sanderford now finds himself sitting in jail on $11,000 bond, accused of not only “crime against nature” but also “aggravated cruelty to animals.”  To which I wonder: if it’s not “aggravated cruelty” for two dogs to mate, get stuck and drag each other around by the genitals, why should it be “aggravated cruelty” for a man to have sexual intercourse with a dog?  And what about the nature of this crime justifies an $11,000 bond?  Admittedly, Mr. Sanderford may not be the brightest bulb in the box for broadcasting his video on the World Wide Web, but I fail to see how someone having intercourse with a large mature dog — which can presumably defend itself from unwanted advances, canine or human — makes him a threat to the community at large, the way a murderer, rapist or pedophile is.

Laws like “crime against nature” are not based on common sense or the notion of the actual harm they cause, they are founded in Biblical law, specifically Leviticus 18:23 and 20:15.  In nearby, relevant passages we can find laws commanding the death penalty for cursing your father or mother, for adultery, incest, homosexuality and conjuring or mediumship with “familiar spirits.”  What is it, I want to know, about bestiality that makes it so offensive that the ancient Hebrews were commanded not merely to kill the offending man or woman but also the offending animal?  I believe it is the superstitious concept that the animal could be inhabited by an “unclean spirit,” or as some among us would now call it, a “demon,” that seduced the human offender.  Surely, most of us have given up on ascribing our undesirable actions to the influence of “demons”… haven’t we?

I don’t know if Mr. Sanderford is an actual zoophile, that is, someone sexually attracted to animals, or whether he was just an unpopular young man who took advantage of his dog’s estrus cycle to satisfy himself.  Either way, he has been marked for life.  He faces a $2,000 fine and up to five years in prison for having sex with his dog.

Here’s the state statute:

§89.  Crime against nature

A.  Crime against nature is the unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal, except that anal sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime against nature when done under any of the circumstances described in R.S. 14:41, 14:42, 14:42.1 or 14:43.  Emission is not necessary; and, when committed by a human being with another, the use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime.

B.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both.

Amended by Acts 1975, No. 612, §1; Acts 1982, No. 703, §1; Acts 2010, No. 882, §1.

“Unnatural carnal copulation?”  Will somebody please explain that to me?  While the law somehow makes exceptions for anal sex, it seems like fellatio (getting a “blow job”) would qualify… if that’s the case, then about half the men in America are guilty of breaking this law!

But with presidential candidates talking freely about banning birth control because “it’s not God’s way” and dismantling Planned Parenthood, which provides much-needed healthcare to women, why am I surprised that Blake Sanderford is rotting in a Louisiana jail for fucking his dog?

Open letter to Smashwords – thanks!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

(Mark Coker is president of Smashwords, which publishes the ebook version of Wet Goddess.)

Mr. Coker,

I read where you have resolved the onerous censorship issue with PayPal, and as a result I have re-published “Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover,” my inter-species romance novel.  Thank you for sticking up for independent authors with something to say; I had written you off as a sell-out.  Apparently I was wrong, and you have my respect.
While some have condemned my novel as “bestiality” the subject is clearly the developing emotional and psychic connection between the narrator and the dolphin, which leads them to express that love physically. The novel is closely based on my actual experiences with dolphins in the 1970′s, and I make it clear that the dolphin instigates and sustains the sexual aspects of the relationship in the face of the narrator’s attempts to discourage her.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone who is familiar with dolphin behavior, which I assume you are not.  If you have any doubts about the material let me encourage you to actually read the book and decide for yourself whether it is appropriate and deserving of publication by Smashwords.  While my sales on Smashwords are still small (88 copies, 365 downloads) the self-published trade paperback has sold more than 700 copies in 12 countries, so I must be doing something right.  In any case I will abide by your decision.
I chose Smashwords in the first place because you were the only ebook publisher I could find who did not ban bestiality outright, along with rape and incest.  Thank you again for defending freedom of speech.  In America, we shouldn’t have to defend it… but we do.
Sincerely yours, Malcolm J. Brenner

“Humananimal” finally airs

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Kaitlin Prest sent me a link to her podcast, “Humananimal,” which finally aired on the Audio Smut website.  An alert reader somehow got it before I did and posted it as a comment below, but I thought it deserved its own blog entry because it’s a very good interview.  Prest did a lot of very judicious editing and managed to put my rather rambling discourse into a semblance of chronological order, and she gave me plenty of air time, a little more than 10 minutes, to tell the story.  (I come on around 14 mins. 30 sec. into the piece.)    She didn’t back off from the intimate details, either.  And no sucky dolphin sounds!  So thumbs up to her, and my thanks for a good interview.

Snoring in Whalish?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Recently from France we have this story of dolphins snoring in whalish, that is, dolphins apparently repeating snatches of recorded whale songs they heard during the day later at night, while they were sleeping.

You can read all about it here at the AAAS “Science Now” website, or if you wish read the original paper here. 

I go with Peter Tyack of the U. St. Andrews on this one; the whistles do sound rather whalish but are not outside the boundaries of the type of sounds I’ve heard when dolphins were vocalizing.  Like Tyack says, the notion that the dolphins are rehearsing the show in their sleep is intriguing, but the recordings the French team presents as evidence don’t convince me.

Meanwhile, I am getting very good feedback from London.  My contact with Watershed Productions there writes of her contact, a producer at the interested English TV network,

Her ambition for the film is to emphasise the emotional aspects of zoophilia over the sexual (although this too will be covered in the documentary). Her big thing is that it should be a really surprising and sympathetic film about loving relationships. She wants to really challenge the idea that zoophilia is about abusing animals and to show the depth, intensity and mutual warmth of animal-human partnerships.

Sounds like a really remarkable documentary if they can pull it off.