Bestiality is sexual abuse of animals. People having sexual contact with animals for their own gratification, or using animals sexually to demean and injure others, is animal sexual abuse.
So what’s this got to do with a blog with a heavy focus on people abuse and kink?
A lot, actually.
I found out some information related to this topic a few months ago that has had me extremely worried.
I also really love animals in general – in a healthy way. I’ve always had pets, who have always been cherished companions, and I take the responsibility to protect these creatures we bring into our lives seriously. I’ve done animal rescue and other volunteer work in the past, both throughout the Bay Area, California, and nationally, and undoubtedly will again. I make financial donations to support groups that engage in this work.
And of course, I have a strong, long-standing interest in the topic of abuse in general.
So, the topic has been on my mind for a while, and I finally realized I may as well use my blog to explore it.
One of the things I certainly can do is try to further understanding of this perversion, and the very real damage it does, both to the animals in question – and to the people involved, particularly if the animal is used as a tool to abuse her (usually a woman or child) with. I can open the door to discussion to a) help people understand the extent of the problem and why it’s so bad, and b) give people who have been victimized this way in some manner a place to vent and share their feelings with other victims, if they so choose. We aren’t allowed to even discuss what’s wrong with bestiality on Fetlife, so I’m opening up a platform for it here, as another aspect of abuse in general. The role that bestiality plays in abuse in general and in BDSM – and why it has everything to do with the former and nothing at all to do with the latter – needs to be aired.
This topic is *not* going to a major focus of this blog, have no fear, but it’s one aspect of the whole abuse picture, so it deserves a place at the table, so to speak. I don’t know of any other website that brings them together to look at them as a package like this, but the relationship is solid.
Sadly, there is a segment of the population who actually considers this to be a legitimate kink, and some even consider it a valid sexual orientation. I am not going to go into all of the horrifying twaddle many of these people posit as justification for these horrifyingly skewed views. I don’t care what their excuses are – bestiality is nonconsensual by definition, because animals lack the capacity to give consent.
It’s the same thing with children and child sexual abuse. Both animals and children depend on adults to protect them, and having sex with them is one of the most flagrant violations of trust possible.
The fact that sex with animals cannot possibly be consensual lands it firmly in the camp of being abuse, plain and simple. Sorry, but in these two areas, your kink is just not OK on any level, end of story.
I don’t care if you, the person, likes it, or what role you’re placing the animal in. The animal cannot consent. Period. That’s abuse of the animal, however you slice it. Continue reading