Loving Animals: Historical Reflections on Bestality, Zoophilia and Post-Human Love…


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Date: March 21, 2021

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“What is meant by ‘love’ between human and nonhuman animals? Why is sex with animals such a taboo? It is only in very recent years that some people have begun to undermine the absolute prohibition on zoosexuality.

Are their arguments dangerous, perverted, or simply wrongheaded? What does it mean to love nonhuman animals? More pertinently: what does it mean to love?

This book launch will look at the history of debates about human sexual encounters with other species.

A lecture by Joanna Bourke

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/loving-animals

This is what I would like to see far more of, for MAPs.

Why cant we MAPs have content of this style and tone?

It’s kind of mind blowing, who all gets to have objective discussion out in the open, and who does not.

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4 thoughts on “Loving Animals: Historical Reflections on Bestality, Zoophilia and Post-Human Love…

  1. feinmann

    “Bestiality is not an affront to the dignity of man. Neither does it degrade people below the level of animals. Bestiality is regarded by many people as distasteful, not because it degrades animals, but because it upgrades them. It treats them as something better than they are. In contrast, I see no problem in upgrading animals. Kant believes that humans possess an inherent dignity, but I suggest that animals do as well, indeed animals possess inviolable rights to have their interests and preferences respected. They do not exist to serve human ends. Their lives, their happiness matters to them, as do ours.”

    This topic closely parallels adult-child intimacy. Children also possess inviolable rights to have their interests and preferences respected. If one accepts her arguments, one can hardly argue against the acceptability of adult-child intimacy.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I completely agree.

      In fact, I’ve been saying for years that there are many similarities in the social complications lived by “pedophiles” and zoophiles.

      I think we largely face the same issues…I also think, if we can understand how/why a human would find arousing another animal they cannot reproduce with…we may be on the right path, in understanding why adults find children arousing [not that I at all want that to stop].

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  2. Yure

    One day, I read somewhere that there’s a difference between zoophilia and bestiality. According to the text I read, you are zoophillic when you love the animal, but a bestialist when you don’t care for the animal’s well-being. The author included in the “bestialist” category people who trained animals for sexual satisfaction, the same way you teach a dog a trick. The tone of the article was something like “the animal will let you know when he wants it, you should not force.”

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I’ve read similar.

      I’m not part of it, so I don’t try to define all of it’s details.

      I accept the respect and relationship angle as a distinction.

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