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Should Human Sex with Animals be Legal? It Already Is In 11 States.

Americans may not realize that in 11 states (Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wyoming) it is legal to have sex with non-human animals (like horses, cows, pigs, dogs, dolphins, rabbits, or other living creatures.)

Known as bestiality, zoophilia is illegal in all other states. Bestiality is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. In some states bestiality is defined as “cruelty to animals;” in others a “deviant sexual act;” and in others, “a detestable, abominable crime against nature.”

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

Zoophiles like Malcolm Brenner argue relationships with animals, like he had with Dolly the bottle nose dolphin, should be as normal those in interracial relationships. But is zoophilia really a sexual orientation choice? Is it really comparable to inter-racial relationships?

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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