Kentucky adopted a decree forbidding bestiality, but in 4 States it is still legal

It’s official: bestiality (zoophilia) will become illegal in Kentucky.

On 27 March, the Governor of Kentucky , Matt Bevin signed the law prohibiting sex between humans and animals in the state.

Senate bill 67 prohibits sexual contact between man and animal, defining sexual contact as «any act committed between man and animal for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, abuse or financial gain».

Several previous attempts to ban bestiality in Kentucky failed in years past.
Bill 67 makes bestiality a felony class «D», the punishment is from 1 to 5 years in prison.

The persons who committed the crime within 5 years after signing will not be allowed to have animals, as well as to work or volunteer where there is uncontrolled access to animals. The bill also requires skotolozhtsev to receive treatment or counseling.

«The law will not only protect our animals from abuse, but also protect women and children from violence, said Julie Adams, Senator-a Republican and one of the sponsors of the bill. — Perpetrators of sexual assault on animals are likely to also turn their violent tendencies on women and children.»

According AmericanHumane.organimals were abused in 88% of families where there has been physical abuse of children. Bill 67 will take effect in 90 days.

Kentucky is one of the last States where there was no law prohibiting bestiality. She is still legally permitted in Wyoming, new Mexico, West Virginia, Washington (D.C.), and Hawaii.