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D. Bestiality

It is an offence contrary to section 118L of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) to commit buggery with an animal.

 

The maximum penalty is a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for 10 years.

 

“Buggery” with an animal is sexual intercourse by a man or a woman with an animal. Penetration is required but ejaculation is not. The slightest penetration is sufficient. Where or not there is penetration is a question of fact in each case. If penetration is not achieved there may be a conviction for attempted bestiality.

 

The offence of bestiality depends upon the commission of sexual intercourse with an animal. The defendant is liable once sexual intercourse occurs unless he or she acted under duress.

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