A reader from Alaska sent the following e-mail, with his name, a nickname and phone number, and this is indeed a serious comment.
There is nothing wrong with bestiality unless the animal is being bound or forced, in relation to bondage, where the animal can not bite or flee. I can get in to an all day argument, the simple fact is bestiality is acceptable in every society and done behind closed doors no matter what laws exist. I've friends and acquaintences in various countries who are in to bestiality, who do commit acts of bestiality behind closed doors, in countries where there are laws punishing to 20 years of jail time. Are they going to pay any attention to the law? Nope. Law enforcement has better tasks than to fry someone for their sexual preference or activity.
Now, mind you there are people who are actually mentally ill in the sense they 'can't get it up' without thinking of their mate as a fantasized non-human animal, I should mention this also includes mythological animals.
All religion aside, there is nothing wrong with bestiality unless one is damaging the animal, physically or mentally, which might get difficult to describe or prove. One good acquaintance I could probably call a friend is an ethics professor who flies back and forth from Texas to China frequently argued in a group pertaining to bestiality. He was the only one against it for religious reasons.
We did have an incident in Alaska regarding bestiality in Juneau, however the incident was an off lier of typical bestiality. The guy lured[stole] a dog which did not belong to him, dog taped the dog's mouth shut, tied the dog to a tree, and committed and act of buggery. There was hemorrhaging of the eye, and the poor dog was afraid of people for a long time after the incident.
Typical bestiality does not mean people have sex with random animals, they do not go to animal brothels like one may think(happened in WA), nor do they usually allow others to have sex with the animal like swingers. People who are actors of bestiality are generally people which own the animal, take care of the animal, and don't wish to injure the animal.
Anti-bestiality arguments which I've seen have been nothing more than ridiculous arguments. One example is, "Bestiality happened and injured an animal, we need a law against this!" An argument of such magnitude is a clear case example of whim legislation. Anti-gun/gun-grabbers use this argument to attempt to push through anti-gun legislation when a horrible shooting occurs. Most gun owners respect guns, and I can say the same for people which are actors of bestiality.
Vets can detect in animals when damage has occurred from sex, they can also tell if a female dog which is still intact had sex.
I leave you with one last set of factual information. People who are breeders use racks to allow a male animal mounting the female without damage. There is no difference in this practice compared to any other bounding method. This occurs in all animal breeders: bovine, horses, dogs, cats, pigs, and other animals. Breeders force a female to have sex with a male even if the female doesn't want to have sex. There is no wrong in using a breeding rack, it does not damage an animal. Personally, I'd not condone such a method for bestiality simply because it would mean a person is using an animal for a sex toy. My internal conflict in my own statement would be, "Wouldn't it be the same for the breeder who is looking to make money off breeding animals forcefully?"
Any takers for any part of that?