Although, chapter 18, verse 23 of the Book of Leviticus commands thus: “And you shall not lie with any beast and defile yourself with it, neither shall any woman give herself to a beast to lie with it,” Mr xxxxx, a 24-year old man is not bothered by such ordinance. At his age, he has not only been copulating but strangely so with animals which may be goat, sheep or pig.
Bar and Bench Watch reports that copulating with animals though is not new in history, it is, however, rare, and regarded as sexual perversion and seriously frowned at.
Instances of this behavior were not only found in the Bible but also in cave paintings from at least 8000 BC.
A book titled Sexual Behaviour in Human Male, authored by Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde Martin and published by Saunders in 1948 gave the percentage of people who had sexual interaction with animals at some points in their lives as 8% for men and 3.6% for women and claimed it was 40-50% in people living near farms.
Sodomy has thus become a subject of discourse by several sciences including psychology (the study of human mind); sexology (the study of human sexuality); ethology (the study of animal behavior) and anthrozoology (the study of human-animal interactions and bonds.)
In many jurisdictions, all forms of sodomic (zoophilic) acts are prohibited while in others, only the mistreatment of animals without specific mention of sexual activity is outlawed.