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Bestiality

Sexual relations between a human being and an animal.

At Common Law, bestiality was considered a crime against nature and was punishable by death.

Today, it is prohibited by statutes in most states as a form of Sodomy. The penalty for committing the offense is a fine, imprisonment, or both.

bestiality

n. copulation by a human with an animal, which is a crime in all states as a "crime against nature." (See: crime against nature)

bestiality

noun animalism, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness, bloodthirstiness, brutality, brutishness, cruelty, ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, grossness, inhumanity, monstrousness, savagery, unnaturalness
See also: brutality

bestiality

the offence of having sex with an animal.
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The bill analysis identifies several new crimes under the bestiality umbrella.
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In these countries, a crime committed deserving capital punishment is judged based on its degree of bestiality and brutality intended to protect life and its nationals from grave harm, such as kidnapping, rape, robbery, murder and even drug smuggling.
Prosecutor Frances Willmott said on the later occasion he was searching for bestiality but council software wiped the evidence.
According to the bill, penalties including jail sentences and administrative fines will be imposed for crimes such as bestiality and causing the death of an animal.
The unmitigated gall of President Barack Obama in threatening Africans in Africa today concerning their own cultural values and customs, while African-Americans in the USA are still being discriminated against, have not received reparations for hundreds of years of the most violent bestiality in human history (slavery in the Americas), and when Martin Luther King Jr, hero of millions of African-Americans, is not even correctly quoted on what is supposed to be a national monument* is just too much-- the straw that broke the camel's back
He is also accused of possessing a pornographic image of bestiality and possessing two indecent images of children in June of this year.
A CYPRIOT MP has drawn fire from a group of European parliamentarians for suggesting a causal link between countries providing a legal status for same-sex couples and the decriminalisation of bestiality.
In another case, Justice Colin Campbell McLaurin of the Alberta Supreme Court fulminated: "The bare possibility that more than one or two were guilty of the offence and the shocking bestiality and perversion thereof would naturally make all decent people in Edmonton apprehensive and disgusted[.
It rises In all its brutality Inhumanity Bestiality A concrete monster Snaking through the land of Palestine Speaking gutturally of one people's Hatred of another The exploitation of one by another The theft of land and lives And dreams And peace A monument of all that is ugly In human nature A badge of shame And dishonor A stain on the history of humanity Even the Gods blush And are shamed At what their hands have wrought
touched off a media firestorm in 2003, when, in an interview with an AP reporter, he suggested that allowing same-sex marriage was a strategic descent down the slippery slope toward acceptance of other perversions, such as incest, pederasty, and bestiality.
The indecent images, found on his computer when he was arrested on February 8, included the highest category of seriousness - including sadomasochism, torture and bestiality.