Animal Sexual Abuse Information & Resources

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M Jenny Edwards © 2018



WHAT IS BESTIALITY?

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

WHO DOES IT?


ABOUT 5% OF THE POPULATION

There is no single profile that fits all animal sex offenders, just as there is no single profile that fits all human sex offenders.  

While the majority of offenders are white, middle-aged men, the number of women and couples has risen in recent years, and cases have been reported worldwide, so ethnicity, race, gender, and even primary sexual preference can vary.

Bestiality has been linked to a number of other criminal acts such as pedophilia, making and distribution of extreme pornography, and aggravated cruelty toward humans and animals.

On this site, you'll find cases grouped by primary behaviors. New cases and updates can be found on our Facebook page.



ARTICLES, RESEARCH, and TRAINING

Bestiality is a topic that generally provokes a strong reaction, whether its disgust, derision, or discussion.

Although reports of bestiality may seem to be rare, it actually happens far more often than you think, and is likely happening someplace in the world right now.  

Based on proprietary research, the number of arrests for bestiality has risen by more than 600% in the past seven years.

In the NEWS & EVENTS, you'll find links to academic publications, research papers and articles, and commentary on current issues.  

Specialized TRAINING is available for enforcement officers,veterinarians, social workers, and legal professionals.

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THE BEST KEPT CRIMINAL SECRET

Bestiality (sometimes incorrectly referred to as zoophilia) is the intentional sexual conduct or contact between a human and an animal.  Penetration may or may not occur.  Semen emission may or may not occur.  Physical injury may or may not occur.  What's important is the sexual motivation or intent of the human toward the animal and how the act is defined by the jurisdiction in which it occurs.

Scott Heiser, an attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, says the lack of bestiality laws in states without them is due more to a lack of awareness than a lack of desire.

Bestiality is specifically illegal in most US states; please check for current laws in your jurisdiction.  

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TOP STORY

Young teens blackmailed into performing sex acts with animals

December 6, 2018

     As reported by The Detroit News, US Federal prosecution and sentencing is underway to convict multiple defendants involved in an international child exploitation ring infiltrated by the FBI in 2015. The sites ringleaders have been sentenced, but only a fraction of the more than 100 girls have been identified.

     In a sextortion site called the "Bored Group", men posing as teen boys trolled social media sites for years to identify and lure girls as young as 10 into performing sex acts on camera. Often the young girls were blackmailed into performing increasingly deviant acts on camera.  

     The sextortion site was run by a tech-savvy group of men including a well-educated co-founder of a computer graphics company, IT managers of well-known companies, and men with advanced degrees, who organized organized themselves by specialty: "Hunters" lured the girls into private chatrooms, "Loopers"  posed as teen boys to gain their trust, and "Talkers" convinced the girls to strip, masturbate, and perform sex acts - including bestiality - recorded on web cams. Outcome for many of the victims has been devastating; some have turned to cutting or anorexia; others became severely depressed, even suicidal.

     Sadly, outcomes for animal victims of sexual abuse is not dissimilar. Animals seized from sexually abusive homes are also often depressed, have appetite disturbances, and behave inappopriately with people. Unlike human sex abuse victims however, animals seldom receive therapy, and are frequently euthanized instead.

     For more information about sextortion, watch this short video.