Is Sex with Animals Really Just Another ‘Lifestyle Choice’?

Over the past few years another lifestyle choice, zoophilia (sex with animals), has been increasingly propagated in America as “normal.”

And — it is legal to have sex with non-human animals (horses, cows, pigs, dogs, dolphins, or rabbits) in 10 states and Washington, D.C.:

  • Hawaii
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming.

No federal law explicitly prohibits sex between humans and non-human animals.

Also known as bestiality, zoophilia is illegal in all other states, where it’s either considered a misdemeanor or felony. In some states bestiality is defined as “cruelty to animals.” In others, as a “deviant sexual act” and “a detestable, abominable crime against nature.”

Zoophiles like Malcolm Brenner argue relationships with animals, like he had with Dolly, a bottle nose dolphin, should be as normal as those in interracial relationships.

ZETA, in Germany, argues zoophilia is a legal right and lifestyle choice.

But is zoophilia a sexual orientation and do people have the “right” to choose a lifestyle choice– especially if it violates animal welfare and cruelty laws?

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