Cases of sexual abuse on animals are nothing new. However, today authorities are seeing these cases at an alarming rate. The specific reasons behind why people commit these cruel acts are unclear, but researchers have found that most of the time these people seem to be functioning members of society that show no signs of erratic or strange behavior. Recently, authorities have seen a staggering number of people committing horrendous sexual acts on horses. Read below to get the full story.
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Zoophilia is the sexual attraction to animals, and bestiality is the act of a human participating in sexual relations with an animal.
A large number of the cases involving animal sexual abuse involve people who live on farms.
The Internet allows people who share an interest in bestiality and zoophilia to come together, resulting in the creation of several websites and forums where people discuss their dark fantasies without fear of consequence.
It is unclear as to why people choose to have sexual relations with horses. However, one theory is that people who have sex with animals have a lack of sexual outlets. Additionally, some people actually believe the animals wanted the acts.
The number of animal cruelty reports has risen recently, specifically in Switzerland, where a shocking 10 percent of these reports involved people having sexual relations with horses.
According to Swiss newspaper the 20 Minuten, an estimated 10,000 people in the country experience zoophilia, at least partially as a result the nation’s large horse population.
It is estimated that there are about 110,000 horses living on 18,000 Swiss farms, which could contribute to why bestiality happens more often with horses than any other animal.
In Switzerland, a large number of people are involved in recreational equestrian activities.
Researcher Tier im Recht says says an alarmingly large number of incidents of sexual abuse on horses go unreported.
Recht’s research shows that the number of animal abuse cases in Switzerland has more than tripled over the past 10 years.
The fine for sexual abuse on animals is 300 francs, which is surprisingly low given the seriousness of the offense.
There are also numerous reports of sexual abuse on horses in the U.S.
Surprisingly enough, there is no federal law against zoophilia in the U.S., although most states recognize zoophilia and bestiality as felonies or misdemeanors.
A man in Texas was arrested for a third time after breaking his leg while attempting to engage in sexual intercourse with a horse.
Another man in Seattle died after his colon ruptured from being penetrated by a horse.