This happened in , and the victim was an aerospace engineer for Boeing. One recent paper which sought to find a link between sex with animals and penile cancer has offered a little insight, however. There is also the threat of physical damage that can be caused by intercourse with animals of vastly different size to a human. Not just dangerous, but deadly Outside of the direct pain caused by sex between two mismatched species, though, there are several other ways in which zoophilic activities can have negative effects on the animal and the human. However, while zoophilia is more present in people who live or work on farms, it is certainly far from absent in cities and towns. One point of slight comfort before we continue, it is totally illegal in South Africa, and has been for centuries. In countries like South Africa and the UK, it has been illegal for centuries and it is unlikely a challenge to this ruling would be brought in front of the courts. Islam, however, has no specific prohibitions against such acts and, in practice, Islamic countries have been lenient in punishing those found to be engaging in them, provided the animal is not harmed. As a result of the publicity the trial received, the state of Washington outlawed humans having sex with animals early the following year. For starters, there is the issue of the transmission of diseases from one party to the other. A widely publicised documentary by Vice , subtly titled Animal Fuckers, focused on the sexual exploits of two Danish citizens, both of whom lived in urban areas and regularly engaged in sexual intercourse with animals. In South Africa, people who have sex with animals are, regardless of the experience of the animal, breaking the law, but in many other countries the picture isn't so clear, and bestiality could remain legal for years to come. Risk factor for penile cancer When researching the topic, one isn't surprised to find that few academic institutions have conducted serious studies on the matter, making it difficult to find strong estimates for the prevalence today.