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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.
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.
Transient arrested for having sex with a wild animal
September 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, USA - Richard ("Ricky) Delp, 35 has a lot of trouble staying out of jail. He's been arresed for domestic violence, burglary, malicious mischief, urinating in public, simple assault, property destruction, intimidation, carring a concealed weapon, assault, drug possession, trespass (at least 14 times), and now for having sex with a wild animal in a public park.
On Monday night, a beaver was struck by a vehicle and its legs were broken. An unidentified woman rushed to her house to grab a box so that she could transport the animal to a veterinarian. When she got back, she found Delp partially clothed and holding the beaver. She called local law enforcement, who arrested Delp and booked him on charges of first degree animals cruelty/bestiality and possession of methamphetamine.
The animal did not survive - either due to the accident or the sex act.