Legality of bestiality by country or territory

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Laws affecting zoophilic activities vary across different countries and other sub-national jurisdictions. In general, these laws regulate performing or receiving sexual activity from non-human animals, or the sale, distribution, and ownership of zoophilic pornography.

Zoophile-related laws by country or territory[edit]

Legality of zoophilia by country or territory
  Legal
  Unknown status
Illegal;
  Unenforced penalty
  Unknown punishment
  Whipping
  Determined by judge
  Fine if the animal is compelled to act contrary to the law, legal if the animal is not compelled to act contrary to the law
  Fine
  Imprisonment
  Imprisonment if penetration occurs, legal if penetration does not occur
  Up to life imprisonment
  Death penalty

Africa[edit]

Northern Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Algeria Algeria X mark.svg Illegal since June 8, 1966

Penalty: Maximum of three years in prison and a fine 10,000 Algerian dinars[1]

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Canary Islands Canary Islands
(Autonomous community of Spain)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 30, 2015

Penalty: Minimum of three months and one day to a maximum of one year of imprisonment and a year's disqualification and a day to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or business that is related to animals and animal husbandry[2][3]

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Ceuta Ceuta
(Autonomous city of Spain)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 30, 2015

Penalty: Minimum of three months and one day to a maximum of one year of imprisonment and a year's disqualification and a day to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or business that is related to animals and animal husbandry[2][3]

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Egypt Egypt Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Libya Libya Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Madeira Madeira
(Autonomous region of Portugal)
X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Melilla Melilla
(Autonomous city of Spain)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 30, 2015

Penalty: Minimum of three months and one day to a maximum of one year of imprisonment and a year's disqualification and a day to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or business that is related to animals and animal husbandry[2][3]

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Morocco Morocco Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Sudan South Sudan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Sudan Sudan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tunisia Tunisia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of three years' imprisonment[1]

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Western Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Benin Benin Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cape Verde Cape Verde Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
The Gambia Gambia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years' imprisonment[1]

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Ghana Ghana X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of three years' imprisonment[1]

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Guinea Guinea Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Liberia Liberia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Mali Mali Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Mauritania Mauritania Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Niger Niger Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Nigeria Nigeria X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years' imprisonment[1]

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Senegal Senegal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

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Togo Togo Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Central Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Cameroon Cameroon Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Central African Republic Central African Republic Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Chad Chad Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Gabon Gabon Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Saint Helena Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
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São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Southeast Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Burundi Burundi X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Minimum of one year's imprisonment, maximum of three years' imprisonment, fine of fifty thousand to one hundred thousand francs, or both[4]

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Kenya Kenya X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years' imprisonment or the common law offense[1]

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Rwanda Rwanda Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Uganda Uganda X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

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Tanzania Tanzania X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

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Horn of Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Djibouti Djibouti Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Eritrea Eritrea Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Ethiopia Ethiopia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Imprisonment[5]

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Somalia Somalia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Somaliland Somaliland Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Indian Ocean States[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
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Comoros Comoros Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands
(Overseas territory of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Madagascar Madagascar Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Mauritius Mauritius X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of five years' imprisonment[1]

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Mayotte Mayotte
(Overseas department of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Réunion Réunion
(Overseas department of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Seychelles Seychelles Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Southern Africa[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Angola Angola X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: A bond of good behavior, being put on probation for a certain period, or internment in a workhouse or agricultural colony for a maximum of three years[1]

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Botswana Botswana X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of seven years' imprisonment[1]

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Lesotho Lesotho Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Malawi Malawi X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years' imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment[1]

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Mozambique Mozambique Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Namibia Namibia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Determined by judge[1]

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South Africa South Africa X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Determined by judge[7]

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of five years in prison and R200,000 fine[8]

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Swaziland Swaziland Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Zambia Zambia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

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Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Americas[edit]

North America[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Bermuda Bermuda
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
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Canada Canada Yes check.svg Legal / X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Penetration Legislation: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the country's current legal definition of bestiality only bans penetrative sexual acts with animals, but also that it didn't legalize any other similar activities.

Maximum of ten years' imprisonment or is guilty of an offense punishable on summary conviction[9][10][11]

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Yes check.svg Legal[10]
Greenland Greenland
(Constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.svg Saint Pierre et Miquelon
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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United Mexican States[edit]
Country, federal district, or state Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Mexico Mexico N/A N/A N/A
Aguascalientes Aguascalientes X mark.svg Illegal since 2009[12]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Baja California Baja California Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Baja California Sur Baja California Sur Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Campeche Campeche Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Chiapas Chiapas Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Chihuahua (state) Chihuahua Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Coahuila Coahuila Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Colima Colima Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Durango Durango X mark.svg Illegal since 2013[13]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Guanajuato Guanajuato Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Guerrero Guerrero Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Hidalgo (state) Hidalgo Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jalisco Jalisco X mark.svg Illegal since 2012[14]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg unknown

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Michoacán Michoacán Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Morelos Morelos Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
State of Mexico Mexico Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Mexico City Mexico City X mark.svg Illegal[15]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Nayarit Nayarit X mark.svg Illegal since 2006[16]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Nuevo León Nuevo León X mark.svg Illegal since 2016[17]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Oaxaca Oaxaca X mark.svg Illegal since 2015

Penalty: Maximum of one year in prison and a fine of 800 days of salary[18]

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Puebla Puebla Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Querétaro Querétaro X mark.svg Illegal since 2009[19]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Quintana Roo Quintana Roo X mark.svg Illegal since 2013[20]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Sinaloa Sinaloa Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Sonora Sonora X mark.svg Illegal[21]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Tabasco Tabasco Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tamaulipas Tamaulipas X mark.svg Illegal since 2010[22]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Veracruz Veracruz X mark.svg Illegal since 2010[23]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Yucatán Yucatán X mark.svg Illegal since 2011[24]

'Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Zacatecas Zacatecas Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
United States[edit]

Central America[edit]

In the early 2000s, sex with animals was legal in all Central American countries except Belize. From 2011 to 2017, all Central American countries banned it.

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Belize Belize X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years' imprisonment[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
France Clipperton Island
(Overseas minor territory of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Costa Rica Costa Rica X mark.svg Illegal since 2015[25][26]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown[27]

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El Salvador El Salvador X mark.svg Illegal since 2016[28][29]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Guatemala Guatemala X mark.svg Illegal since 2017[30][31]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal since 2017[30][31]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Honduras Honduras X mark.svg Illegal since 2015[32]

Penalty: Seizure of animals, and 10 minimum salaries to 25 minimum salaries

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Nicaragua Nicaragua X mark.svg Illegal since 2011[33]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Panama Panama X mark.svg Illegal since 2012[34]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Caribbean[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Anguilla Anguilla
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
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Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Aruba Aruba
(Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
The Bahamas Bahamas Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Barbados Barbados X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands
(Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba; Special municipalities of the Netherlands)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cuba Cuba Yes check.svg Legal[10] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Curaçao Curaçao
(Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Dominica Dominica Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Grenada Grenada X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years' imprisonment[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
(Overseas department of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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United States Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
(Extraterritorial jurisdiction of the United States)
Yes check.svg Legal for civilians

X mark.svg Illegal for armed service members since September 16, 2016


Penalty: Maximum of dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 5 years.[35][36][37]

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Haiti Haiti Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jamaica Jamaica X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years' imprisonment and hard labor[1]

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Martinique Martinique
(Overseas department of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Montserrat Montserrat
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Commonwealth of the United States)
X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 6 months in prison and a $25,000 fine[38][39]

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Flag of Saint Barthelemy (local).svg Saint Barthélemy
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of four years' imprisonment, with or without hard labor for buggery
Maximum of four years' imprisonment for attempted buggery[1]

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Saint Lucia Saint Lucia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Unknown[27]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Flag of France.svg Saint Martin
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years' imprisonment[1]

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Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
(Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
(Insular area of the United States)
X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of five years' imprisonment[40]

X mark.svg Illegal[40]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[40]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

South America[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Argentina Argentina Yes check.svg Legal[27] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bolivia Bolivia X mark.svg Illegal since July 1, 2015

Penalty: Maximum of 1 year's imprisonment and a fine of 60 days, or lose work benefits of 6 months[41]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Brazil Brazil X mark.svg Illegal since 2015

Penalty: Maximum of three years' imprisonment or a minimum of 1 year's imprisonment, and a fine[42]

X mark.svg Illegal[43] Yes check.svg Legal[10]
Chile Chile Yes check.svg Legal[44] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Colombia Colombia X mark.svg Illegal since 2015

Penalty: Maximum of 63 months' imprisonment or a minimum of 21 months' imprisonment, special inability of 1.75 to 5.25 years for the exercise of profession, trade, trade or tenure related to animals, and a maximum fine of 105 minimum wages or a minimum of 8.75 minimum wages[45][46]

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Ecuador Ecuador X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 8 years in prison[47]

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Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
French Guiana French Guiana
(Overseas department of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

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Guyana Guyana X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

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Paraguay Paraguay Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Peru Peru Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Suriname Suriname Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Uruguay Uruguay Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Venezuela Venezuela Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Asia[edit]

Central Asia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tajikistan Tajikistan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Eurasia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Akrotiri and Dhekelia Akrotiri and Dhekelia
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Armenia Armenia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cyprus Cyprus X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

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Georgia (country) Georgia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Western Asia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Bahrain Bahrain Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Iran Iran X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: The first three convictions are determined by a judge and the fourth offense is capital punishment[48]

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Iraq Iraq Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Israel Israel X mark.svg No specific laws against bestiality or zoosexual activity[49], but prosecuted as animal abuse[50] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jordan Jordan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Kuwait Kuwait Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Lebanon Lebanon X mark.svg Illegal since March 1, 1943

Penalty: Maximum of one year's imprisonment[1][51]

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Oman Oman Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
State of Palestine Palestine Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Qatar Qatar X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of capital punishment[1]

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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of capital punishment[1]

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Syria Syria X mark.svg Illegal since June 22, 1949

Penalty: Maximum of three years' imprisonment[1][52]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of capital punishment[1]

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Yemen Yemen Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Southern Asia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Afghanistan Afghanistan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bangladesh Bangladesh X mark.svg Illegal since July 25, 1828 (As part of Company rule in India)

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment (Unenforced)[1][53]

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Bhutan Bhutan X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of one year imprisonment[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
India India X mark.svg Illegal since July 25, 1828 (As part of Company rule in India)

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1][53]

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Maldives Maldives X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of thirty months' imprisonment[1][54]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Nepal Nepal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Pakistan Pakistan X mark.svg Illegal since July 25, 1828 (As part of Company rule in India)

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment (Unenforced)[1][53]

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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years' imprisonment (Unenforced)[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Eastern Asia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
China China Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Special administrative region of China)
X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 10 years in prison and $50,000 fine[55]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Japan Japan Yes check.svg Legal Yes check.svg Legal Yes check.svg Legal
Macau Macau
(Special administrative region of China)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Mongolia Mongolia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
North Korea North Korea Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Korea South Korea X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of one year in prison or fines which can total up to 20 million

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Taiwan Taiwan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Southeast Asia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Brunei Brunei X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of capital punishment[56]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Myanmar Myanmar X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of life imprisonment[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cambodia Cambodia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
East Timor East Timor Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Laos Laos Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Malaysia Malaysia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of twenty years' imprisonment and shall also be liable to whipping[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Philippines Philippines Emblem-question.svg Unknown[27] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Singapore Singapore X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of two years in prison and fine (Unenforced)[57]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Thailand Thailand X mark.svg Illegal since 2014

Penalty: Maximum of one year in prison and a fine of up to Bt20,000[58]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Vietnam Vietnam Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Republic of Indonesia[edit]
Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Indonesia Indonesia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Aceh Aceh X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of being whipped one hundred times[59]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bali Bali Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Bangka Belitung Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Banten Banten Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bengkulu Bengkulu Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Central Java Central Java Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Central Kalimantan Central Kalimantan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Central Sulawesi Central Sulawesi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
East Java East Java Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
East Kalimantan East Kalimantan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
East Nusa Tenggara East Nusa Tenggara Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Gorontalo Gorontalo Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jakarta Jakarta Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jambi Jambi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Lampung Lampung Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Maluku (province) Maluku Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
North Kalimantan North Kalimantan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
North Maluku North Maluku Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
North Sulawesi North Sulawesi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
North Sumatra North Sumatra Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Papua, Indonesia Papua Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Riau Riau Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Riau Islands Riau Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Southeast Sulawesi Southeast Sulawesi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Kalimantan South Kalimantan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Sulawesi South Sulawesi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Sumatra South Sumatra Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Java West Java Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Kalimantan West Kalimantan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Nusa Tenggara West Nusa Tenggara Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Papua (province) West Papua Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Sulawesi West Sulawesi Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
West Sumatra West Sumatra Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Special Region of Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Europe[edit]

Central Europe[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Austria Austria X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of a year's imprisonment and a fine of 360 days' rates[60]

Yes check.svg Legal[60]
Croatia Croatia X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Czech Republic Czech Republic Yes check.svg Legal[61] X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of a 1 year's imprisonment, prohibition to undertake an activity, or to confiscation of a thing or another property value[62]

Yes check.svg Legal[63]
Germany Germany X mark.svg Illegal[64][65][66]

Penalty: Maximum of a €25,000 fine[67][68]

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of a fine or 3 years' imprisonment[69][70]

Yes check.svg Legal (as long as it is not owned with intention of publicizing, sharing or selling)[69][70]
Hungary Hungary Yes check.svg Legal[2][71] X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Yes check.svg Legal[10]
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Poland Poland X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 3 years in prison, donation to animal welfare charity and prohibition of owning an animal for up to 10 years (if done in order to distribute or sell the penalty is increased to a minimum of 6 months and maximum of 8 years in prison)[2][72]

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum 5 years' to a minimum of 3 months' imprisonment[73]

Yes check.svg Legal (if not possessed with intent to sell or distribute)
Romania Romania Yes check.svg Legal[2] Emblem-question.svg Unknown; Law only mentions a ban on "sites with […] zoophilic content", which are to be blocked by ISPs at the request of the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications[74] Yes check.svg Legal[74]
Slovakia Slovakia X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Slovenia Slovenia X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Switzerland Switzerland X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Imprisonment (In the case of repeated or serious infringements, authorities may prohibit the keeping or breeding of animals for trade or professional occupation)[75][76]

X mark.svg Illegal[77]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Eastern Europe[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Abkhazia Abkhazia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Armenia Armenia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Belarus Belarus Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Georgia (country) Georgia X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Moldova Moldova Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Republic of Artsakh Artsakh Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Russia Russia X mark.svg Illegal[78]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[78]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[78]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

South Ossetia South Ossetia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Transnistria Transnistria[79] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Ukraine Ukraine Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Northern Europe[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Denmark Denmark X mark.svg Illegal since July 1, 2015

Penalty: Fine or a maximum of 4 months in prison[80][81]

Yes check.svg Legal[10] Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Estonia Estonia X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Finland Finland Yes check.svg Legal since January 15, 1971[82][83] X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[27]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Iceland Iceland Yes check.svg Legal since August 12, 1940
(As part of Denmark)[82]
Yes check.svg Legal[10] Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Latvia Latvia X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Lithuania Lithuania X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Norway Norway X mark.svg Illegal since 2008[84]

Penalty: Fine and/or maximum of 3 years in prison.[85]

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Sweden Sweden X mark.svg Illegal since 2014

Penalty: Fine, maximum of 2 years' imprisonment, or both[86]

Emblem-question.svg Emblem-question.svg

Southern Europe[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Albania Albania Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Andorra Andorra Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Bulgaria Bulgaria X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Gibraltar Gibraltar
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Greece Greece X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Italy Italy X mark.svg No specific laws against zoosexual activity, but in 2012 the Supreme Court of Cassation sentenced a man to six months in jail for forcing his dogs to have sex with women.[2][27]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Yes check.svg Legal[60] Yes check.svg Legal[60]
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Malta Malta X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Montenegro Montenegro Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Portugal Portugal X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
San Marino San Marino Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Serbia Serbia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Spain Spain X mark.svg Illegal since March 30, 2015

Penalty: Minimum of three months and one day to a maximum of one year of imprisonment and a year's disqualification and a day to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or business that is related to animals and animal husbandry[87][2][3]

Yes check.svg Legal[60] Yes check.svg Legal[60]
Turkey Turkey X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years' imprisonment[88][10]

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Minimum of one year's imprisonment and a maximum of four years' imprisonment[27]

X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Minimum of one year's imprisonment and a maximum of four years' imprisonment[27]

Vatican City Vatican City Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Western Europe[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Belgium Belgium X mark.svg Illegal since 2007

Penalty: Maximum of 6 months in prison and a fine of €1,000[89]

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[27]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

France France X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Guernsey Guernsey
(Crown dependency of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Republic of Ireland Ireland X mark.svg Illegal since 1634[91]

Penalty: Maximum of life in prison[92][93]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Isle of Man Isle of Man
(Crown dependency of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Jersey Jersey
(Crown dependency of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Luxembourg Luxembourg X mark.svg Illegal[2]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Monaco Monaco Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Netherlands Netherlands X mark.svg Illegal since 2010

Penalty: Maximum of 1 year in prison and €19,500 fine[94]

X mark.svg Illegal since 2010

Penalty: Maximum 6 months' imprisonment or a fine of €7,800[95]

X mark.svg Illegal since 2010

Penalty: Maximum 6 months' imprisonment or a fine of €7,800[95]

United Kingdom United Kingdom X mark.svg Illegal since 1558
(As part of Kingdom of England for England and Wales only)

X mark.svg Illegal since 1634
(As part of Kingdom of Ireland for Northern Ireland only)[91]
X mark.svg Illegal
(As part of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for Scotland only)


Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison for conviction on indictment
Maximum of 6 months in prison and a fine for summary conviction[96][97]

X mark.svg Illegal since January 26, 2009

Penalty: Maximum of 12 months' imprisonment in England or 6 months' imprisonment in Northern Ireland, a fine, or both on summary conviction
Maximum of 2 years' imprisonment, a fine, or both on conviction on indictment[98]

X mark.svg Illegal since January 26, 2009

Penalty: Maximum of 12 months' imprisonment in England or 6 months' imprisonment in Northern Ireland, a fine, or both on summary conviction
Maximum of 2 years' imprisonment, a fine, or both on conviction on indictment[98]

Oceania[edit]

Australasia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
New Zealand New Zealand X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of 7 years in prison ("bestiality")
Maximum of 3 years in prison ("indecency with animal")[99][100]

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

X mark.svg Illegal[10]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Commonwealth of Australia[edit]
Country, state, or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Australia Australia N/A X mark.svg Illegal[101]

Penalty: Emblem-question.svg Unknown

N/A
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Australia Australian Antarctic Territory Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory X mark.svg Illegal since 2011

Penalty: Maximum ten years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Christmas Island Christmas Island Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Australia Coral Sea Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Australia Jervis Bay Territory Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
New South Wales New South Wales X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum fourteen years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Northern Territory Northern Territory X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum three years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Queensland Queensland X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum seven years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
South Australia South Australia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum ten years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tasmania Tasmania X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum 21 years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Victoria (Australia) Victoria X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum five years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Western Australia Western Australia X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum seven years' imprisonment[102]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Melanesia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Fiji Fiji X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years in prison with corporal punishment[103]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
New Caledonia New Caledonia
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Vanuatu Vanuatu Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Micronesia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
Guam Guam
(Unincorporated territory of the United States)
Yes check.svg Legal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Kiribati Kiribati X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Nauru Nauru Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
(Unincorporated territory of the United States)
Yes check.svg Legal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Palau Palau Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

Polynesia[edit]

Country or territory Zoosexual activity Sale and distribution of zoophilic pornography Ownership of zoophilic pornography
American Samoa American Samoa
(Unincorporated territory of the United States)
Yes check.svg Legal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Easter Island Easter Island
(Overseas territory of Chile)
Yes check.svg Legal[44] Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Cook Islands Cook Islands
(Part of the Realm of New Zealand)
X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of seven years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
French Polynesia French Polynesia
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Niue Niue
(Part of the Realm of New Zealand)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands
(Overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Samoa Samoa X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of five years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tokelau Tokelau
(Part of the Realm of New Zealand)
Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tonga Tonga X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of ten years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Tuvalu Tuvalu X mark.svg Illegal

Penalty: Maximum of fourteen years in prison[1]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
United States United States Minor Outlying Islands
(Unincorporated organized territory of the United States)
Yes check.svg Legal Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
(Overseas collectivity of France)
X mark.svg Illegal since March 9, 2004

Penalty: Maximum of 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine[6]

Emblem-question.svg Unknown Emblem-question.svg Unknown

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap "State Sponsored Homophobia 2016: A world survey of sexual orientation laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition" (PDF). International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Denmark passes law to ban bestiality
  3. ^ a b c d Organic Law 1/2015 of 30 March, amending the Organic Law 10/1995, of 23 November, of the Criminal Code.
  4. ^ Code of Burundi
  5. ^ Criminal Code of Ethiopia 2004 - Article 633.- Sexual Intercourse with an Animal.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n French Penal Code Article 521-1
  7. ^ Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007, s. 13.
  8. ^ Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 s. 24A(2) read with s. 18(3)(b)(ii).
  9. ^ "Most bestiality is legal, declares Canada's Supreme Court". The Independent. 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Worldmap Zoophilia
  11. ^ "Criminal Code, Section 160". Canadian Dept. of Justice. 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.aguascalientes.gob.mx/gobierno/leyes/leyes_PDF/11082011_102428.pdf Ley De Proteccion A Los Animales Para El Estado De Aguascalientes. Accessed January 24, 2017.
  13. ^ http://congresodurango.gob.mx/Archivos/legislacion/LEY%20DE%20PROTECCION%20Y%20BIENESTAR%20ANIMAL.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.informador.com.mx/jalisco/2012/400747/6/aprueban-ley-de-proteccion-animal.htm Aprueban Ley de Protección Animal. Informador.com.mx. Accessed January 12, 2017.
  15. ^ ANIMAL PROTECTION LAW FEDERAL DISTRICT
  16. ^ http://docs.mexico.justia.com.s3.amazonaws.com/estatales/nayarit/ley-de-proteccion-a-la-fauna-para-el-estado-de-nayarit.pdf Ley De Proteccion A La Fauna Para El Estado De Nayarit. Docs.mexico.justia.com.s3.amazonaws.com. Accessed January 12, 2017.
  17. ^ http://www.hcnl.gob.mx/trabajo_legislativo/leyes/pdf/LEY%20DE%20PROTECCION%20Y%20BIENESTAR%20ANIMAL%20PARA%20LA%20SUSTENTABILIDAD%20DEL%20ESTADO%20DE%20NL.pdf
  18. ^ Animal Protection Act Oaxaca
  19. ^ http://www.venfido.com.mx/ley-de-proteccion-animal.php?estado=queretaro Ley De Proteccion Animal Del Estado De Queretaro. Venfido.com.mx. Accessed January 12, 2017.
  20. ^ PROTECTION LAW AND ANIMAL WELFARE STATE OF QUINTANA ROO.
  21. ^ http://es.slideshare.net/VernonPRA/ley-de-proteccin-a-los-animales-para-el-estado-de-sonora
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