Voted no because of the consent issue, though Dagoth and Mabool have made that issue significantly more difficult. Human interaction with animals is so radically different than when humans interact with each other. But consent can have a grey area of course. Still voted no.
Man, do you really need a logical or rational answer to see that this zoophilia is absolutely horrendous? Is there not something you feel in your stomach which forbids you to accept it? Why do you need a rational reason such as the denial of consent to oppose it? Shouldn't it in itself be something to throw away forever?
You know that it's not the purpose of sex with animals to produce children, right? As soon as one of both partners has an orgasm, it has succeeded.
Mate, how can it even work? Mathematically it is not compatible. To be blunt about it, a dog's tool does not fit nor was it designed to be in the place of a woman. You see? They are two different species, biologically it is absolute bat insane madness. There was even a case recently of a woman who tried this with a dog and she died from allergic infection. Why was this? Because she and the animal were not meant to go together. You get no such cases between man and woman. If the pleasure of the sex is the only important object then what limits do we set? I guarantee you Mabool, once people accept zoophilia then something even more debauched and sinister will start being debated and already is.
(Actually I've heard of Muslims who had sex with animals because they couldn't have sex with women.)
And so what? This means nothing. Muslims do everything which people should not do, like all people. It says nothing about whether what they do is justified.
I voted yes, because of the lack of definition. Are we just talking of Zoophilia as in sharing a considerable emotional connection to an animal that they become a companion and not just a 'pet'? Or are we talking about the inclusion of sexual relations with any animal (Bestiality). Zoophilia in it's name however isn't too promising, being the obsession of being with an animal, but then you have people that work at wildlife parks, reserves, or even zoos that could have an obsession with animals. I'm sure people that do work there must have some affinity for animals in order to work there.
There is a fine line between loving an animal which is normal and natural and wanting to have sex with it which is out of this world and seems like something from a science fiction novel.
There is also a stigma of being charged and serving jail time for being a zoophile. These instances stemming from people performing Bestiality (which is bad). And while a person that practices Bestiality could be a Zoophile, not all zoophiles practice bestiality. Do I support it? Not quite, the definitions of anything coming close to this topic are in a murky grey area. While I do support people that build a companionship with their animals, I strongly oppose sexual contact with an animal for the purpose of companionship or just for the feeling of it. In either way, legal or illegal, people that are lonely and have no significant other to share their feeling and desires with or to relieve their raging hormones will more than likely practice Bestiality and Zoophilia.
People have always kept their animals as companions. Farmers also often would bring them inside the house. The love you have for animals is different to the one you would have for your wife, its more like the love you have for a child but of course not the same either.
It is interesting to see people who think eating these creatures is cool, but that fragging them is cruel and unusual.
I think both are unnecessary.
It is far more humiliating for the animal to be involved in sex. Once you kill them and eat them their suffering is finished. There is also no indignity for them to endure.
I voted 'other.' I don't think of it as an issue. Not that I would condone bestiality but how would animals consent? We humans have a different definition of consent while other animals might not even have a system of consent.
Consent is a side issue. The fact is that humans and animals are not made for each other for sex.