SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two state Senators want to make bestiality its own crime. Republicans Mark Moore and Brenda McKenna have sponsored SB 215, which would make sexual abuse of animals a fourth-degree felony on a first offense, with subsequent violations increasing to third-degree.

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Someone found guilty would also be required to register as a sex offender. While the state does have an animal cruelty law, it does not address sexual abuse. West Virginia is the only other state without a bestiality law.