“There are even animal brothels in Germany,” she said.
Sex with animals was being increasingly seen as a lifestyle choice, and thus more acceptable.
In the 21st century there have been numerous reports from around the world of humans marrying their pets and other animals.
Human–animal marriage is often seen in accordance with zoophilia, however they are not necessarily linked.
As a Royal Institution event called “Rules of attraction” explores sex and love through a scientific lens, Sally Le Page, a biology Ph D student at Oxford university, explains some of the stranger sex habits in the animal world.
“She has to have other ways of deciding which males father her offspring, and so female ducks have a labyrinthine vagina with lots of cryptic passageways and dead ends,” explains Sally Le Page, a biology Ph D student at Oxford university.
“The abuse seems to be increasingly rapidly, and the internet offers an additional distribution platform,” she said.
“Males want to counter-adapt, because it’s all an arms race in evolution, so the males have ridiculous corkscrew penises, which are twisty and turny, to get around this maze of vaginal passageways.” “The males have a chemical inside their ejaculate that has mind control properties.
Although animal-human marriage is not mentioned specifically in national laws, the act of engaging in sexual acts with an animal is illegal in many countries under animal abuse laws.
Although it is uncertain if there is a legal basis for marrying an animal, several individuals claim to have done so.
Soble said her client is "motivated by sexual desire, not by sadism or any desire to hurt animals." Bessigano's criminal history includes a conviction for breaking into a barn, sexually abusing and killing a dog, a 2013 arrest for allegedly sexually abusing and killing a guinea fowl, along with a 2009 conviction for downloading bestiality porn.
In the 2013 case, police said Bessigano was found wearing jeans covered in animal blood and attempted to hide the dead bird in a trash barrel.
The Sudanese goat marriage incident made big headlines in 2006 when a man was forced to marry a goat after being caught in a sexual interaction with the goat.