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If the use of animal labor is ethically fine, is sex with animals ethical, too?
If it is ethically acceptable to use animals for work, so is having (non-harmful) sex with them.
If an animal is shown to enjoy or seek out a particular kind of sex with a human, it is ethical. This, after all, would be a show of will, (insofar as an animal can express will).
Sex with animals is ethically acceptable if the animal in question is not forced or restrained, and allowed to distance itself.
Animals deserve respect, as human beings do. Their use in work or sex are both unethical.
Facets of using animals for labor are comparable to having sex with them, i.e. artificial insemination.
present in other species
, such as monkeys and domesticated animals. Animals who engage in Bestiality usually do so because of sexual frustration. If bestiality occurs in other species, it should not be considered ethically wrong for humans.
They are not ethically equal because sex with animals could transfer viruses and diseases from one species to another.
If we have different sentencing guidelines for the crimes of slavery and rape, then we make a legal distinction between the two. Since laws are a lower standard of ethics, we should be able to infer that there is not only a legal distinction but also an ethical distinction.
It is demeaning to humanity to have sex with an animal. Humans are above animals, which is why it's okay for us to use them for work, but for the same reason it's not okay for us to have sex with them.
If I use the food generated by the ox to also feed the ox, then the ox's work is self sustaining. This makes animal labor ethical, while having sex with the ox unethical.
Labor serves a useful, productive, survival-related function, while having sex with a non-human animals is merely for pleasure.
Humans are expected to work to survive, but are entitled to sexual decisions without coercion. Therefore it is acceptable to expect an animal to earn its keep with labor, but not to use them for sexual purposes.
Laws in most places allow the use of work animals, but protect them from sexual abuse.
It does not follow that zoophilia should be acceptable because animal abuse is acceptable. That statement is based on an incorrect assumption that ethics in both cases are moved by sympathy for the animal.
Having sex with an animal is unhealthy sexual deviation.
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