Criminalize Sexual Violence Against Animals | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Criminalize Sexual Violence Against Animals

Senate Bill Number: 

Senate Bill 67 criminalizes sexual violence committed against animals.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. J. Adams & D. Thayer

Kentucky is one of five states where sexual assault of an animal is not illegal

SB 67 was passed by the Senate, 35-0, on February 20. The House added an amendment to prohibit cruelty to equines including situations involving abuse and neglect (Klaire's Law, see above) and passed the bill, 97-0, on March 13. The next day the Senate concurred with the House changes. SB 67 was signed into law by the governor on March 26.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports