All the US states where bestiality is still legal

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Friday 02 December 2016 11:30

If you thought America couldn’t get any weirder at the moment, you should probably know that the Ohio Senate has only just got round to voting through a bill banning bestiality, but it still has to go through more lawmakers before it becomes law.

Oh, and that it’s one of the 10 US states where bestiality currently isn’t illegal.

The others are:

Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming, and the District of Columbia, according to Michigan State University College of Law.

The seriousness of the crime also varies in the states where it has been outlawed. Some see it as a misdemeanour, and others class it as a felony. Some states also require the defendant to undergo psychological assessments and counselling, for instance, or prohibit the perpetrator from owning or living with animals.

Here's a map of the US states that currently permit bestiality:


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