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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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Aldhelm's Enigma 60 thus resembles Symphosius's number 32, which similary evokes zoophilia with the story of the bull and Pasiphae.
For this reason, the idea and practice of zoophilia itself demands critical evaluation lest ecopedagogy be committed to a highly limited form of eduction of irrational (and possibly fascist) mythologies of the primeval, or to reactionary combinations of either nature/culture or human/nonhuman that work curricularly throughout society to re-inscribe the domination of nature proper.
Zoophilia may be a seductive, sometimes droll construct, but in this novel it appears truer to nature.
The result of either substitution is a pattern in which homophilia and zoophilia mirror, complement, and displace one another.
Other offenses listed in the case summary included attempted sadistic rape, exhibitionism, frotteurism, and zoophilia.
Indeed, so anxious were certain commentators to define the correct relationship with the nude that `Pygmalionism', one of the most common themes of Victorian nude painting and sculpture because of the peculiarly intense encounter between artists and their models, was classified and theorised by Havelock Ellis in his groundbreaking Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897-1928), alongside homosexuality, exhibitionism, erotic zoophilia, and various other so-called perversions.
Hitler's zoophilia, and Nazi environmentalism more generally,(18) were connected with a hostility to "cosmopolitan" intellect, that is, intellect not rooted in ethnic or other local particularities.
Steve, who featured under Z for Zoophilia, also wanted a stable relationship.
One such site, "The First Church of Zoophilia," offers to perform marriage ceremonies between adherents of the church and the animals they love.
81) If this "morbid" attraction was not of a sexual nature, it was called zoophilia, which was manifested more by women; if there were sexual acts involved then it was bestiality, which men were more prone to.