Decision Maker Response

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s response

Jun 12, 2015 — 
Thank you for contacting PETA about bestiality (humans’ use of animals for sexual pleasure). It is a very serious issue and should be considered an act of abuse. Sexual assaults against animals can be fatal, and we encourage everyone to take action against this type of violence.

If you encounter a website that depicts acts of bestiality, please report the site to its host. For information about what to do about websites depicting or supporting cruelty to animals, please see http://www.PETA.org/action/get-active-online/cruelty-internet. The Department of Justice has developed a division to help investigate Internet crime. Please go to http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/ to learn more about this program. To submit a complaint, please go to http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/reporting.html.

Animal abusers need to be aggressively prosecuted. If you visit the action alerts page on our website (http://www.PETA.org/action/action-alerts), you will find that many alerts address cruelty cases. Our Cruelty Investigations Department (CID) pursues animal-abuse cases by contacting law-enforcement officials, pushing for vigorous prosecution and strict sentencing, sending out news releases (http://www.PETA.org/media/news-releases), and offering rewards for information leading to convictions of perpetrators. CID has also mailed our “abuse link” packs—which explore the connections between cruelty to animals and violence against humans—to hundreds of prosecutors and judges across the country.

Please visit http://www.PETA.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/ to learn more about the following topics:
• What to do if you witness cruelty to animals
• The link between animal abuse and human abuse
• How to campaign effectively for tougher laws

Thanks again for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely,

The PETA Staff
http://www.PETA.org