Full Statute Name:  Code of Alabama. Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 6. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person. Article 10. Bestiality.

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Primary Citation:  Ala. Code 1975 § 13A-6-220 - 221 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  September, 2017 Alternate Citation:  AL ST § 13A-6-220 - 221 Date Adopted:  2014
Summary:

This Alabama section enacted in 2014 prohibits people from knowingly engaging in or submitting to any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal. The law also prohibits the furtherance of such activity or permitting any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal upon premises under his or her control. Violation is a Class A misdemeanor.

Statute Text: 

§ 13A-6-220. Definitions.

For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) Sexual conduct. Any touching or fondling by a person, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs or anus of an animal or any transfer or transmission of semen by the person upon any part of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the person.

(2) Sexual contact. Any contact, however slight, between the mouth, sex organ, or anus of a person and the sex organ or anus of an animal, any penetration, however slight, of any part of the body of the person into the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration of the sex organ or anus of the person into the mouth of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal of the person.

Credits

(Act 2014-275, § 1.)

 

§ 13A-6-221. Bestiality.

(a) A person commits the crime of bestiality if he or she:

(1) Knowingly engages in or submits to any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.

(2) Knowingly causes, aids, or abets another in engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.

(3) Knowingly permits any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal upon premises under his or her control.

(4) Knowingly organizes, promotes, conducts, advertises, aids, abets, observes, or performs any service furthering an act involving sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal for a commercial or recreational purpose.

(b) Bestiality is a Class A misdemeanor.

(c) This article shall not apply to accepted animal husbandry practices, conformation judging practices, or accepted veterinary medicine practices.

Credits

(Act 2014-275, § 2.)

 

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