Bestiality: Is it a Practice or Behavioural Problem?

  • Suryansh Mishra
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  • Suryansh Mishra

    Student at Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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From the ancient period to the present time, animal cruelty has been a serious concern for the legal, animal rights community, and psychiatric communities all over the world. This article is going to deal with that one type of animal cruelty which is an important issue but with the least attention, and that is Bestiality which means sexual intercourse between animals and human beings. Many people get confused between Zoophilia and Bestiality, but both are different. Bestiality is an unnatural sexual offence under Indian law, but not everywhere; in some places, it's legal. What do you think an act of Bestiality is natural or unnatural? In this article, I have tried to highlight all the cases, laws and possible reasons for Bestiality along with experts and public opinion for Bestiality. After reading this article, you will get to know whether Bestiality is the result of practice or behavioural problems. Sometimes the world becomes a weird place where same-sex is prohibited, and no law for bestiality and bestiality tourism. Further, this article deals with what can be the side effects of Bestiality on humans and animals and does the laws made by countries are they meeting the purposes for which they are made? In addition, this article will give you the details of the source of motivation from where an individual is taking for committing Bestiality. This article will also highlight the position of Bestiality and laws related to it during the ancient periods in countries like Rome, Kenya, India and other countries. One important thing to note down that there are several countries around the world where Bestiality was practised, and mentioning all those countries in this article is not possible, so I have mentioned as much possible data I have.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 663 - 674


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