Make Bestiality a Felony in All 50 States


Target: John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Goal: Pass federal legislation making bestiality and the filming of any sexual act with animals a felony

There are still 13 states in which the practice of bestiality remains legal. In nearly all 50 states filming acts of zoophilia remains entirely legal. It is unacceptable that the United States has passed federal laws making animal cruelty a felony, but has yet to consider the sexual assault of an animal a federal crime. Bestiality must be made a felony in all 50 states.

There is only one federal law pertaining to bestiality in the United States, which applies only to zoophilic pornography. It prohibits distribution in interstate commerce because laws are regulated state-by-state and not on a federal level. The federal government continues to ignore such heinous acts and zoophilia groups continue to defend their lifestyle, saying that the animals are not being harmed and that they are okay with it. Just as with humans, however, if a participant of a sexual act is not capable of saying “no” to a pursuer, it is a violent crime.

There is a comparison to be made to California’s recent “Yes Means Yes” law, which requires sexual acts on college campuses to take place under affirmative consent. “Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent,” the law states, “nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time.” The violation of this agreement is considered sexual assault, as is supported by most state and federal laws. Why is this not the case for animals? A violent crime is a violent crime.

Please sign the petition below and demand that the United States federal government give animals the protection they deserve and keep animals safe from sexual assault by making bestiality a felony in all 50 states.


Dear Speaker Boehner,

The United States has yet to pass a federal law making bestiality a crime. With animal cruelty now a felony in all 50 states, how is it that such an egregious act as the sexual assault of an animal has yet to be considered a crime at all at the federal level? Most of Europe and other countries throughout the world have long condemned this practice, and with serious consequences for offenders.

Please pass legislation to keep animals safe from sexual assault by making bestiality, including the filming and distribution of zoophilic acts, a felony in all 50 states.


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  1. Tammy Merrill says:

    I think theses perverts need to be punished and not have any animals at all plus be on The same thing as if they have sex with a young kid. Plus a big fine as well.

  2. Betty Louise Martin says:

    This is one of the cruelest act I know of and it should be outlaw in every State and a person who does this act should be punished.

  3. Cynthia dsouza says:


  4. The article would have been ALOT more effective if the 13 states were LISTED who do NOT outlaw this act of inhumanity.

  5. anyone who does this is one sick s.o.b. You need to be castrated and sent to a place where all pediphiles,these types of people,and rapist,and perverts are sent to live in an encampment together in an isolated place on earth where you are locked up forever. Better yet if caught having sex with an animal or filming the act you are crucified in public. These people need to be made an example of. There are many ways to rid the world of these sickos that many people would love agree to do. Throw you in a wild animals cage,
    throw you in a swamp with the alligators, or a pit of snakes. Pick one.these states that condone this are just as guilty as the people who do this.There needs to be strict laws made for this to be illegal and enforced.

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