Wendy Kaminer recently asked this question and, I must say, it has me stumped. See If you can answer it:
"Can someone explain to me why it is a criminal offense to have sex with animals but entirely legal to kill and eat them? Surely laws against bestiality don't reflect concern about the rights of animals, (who would probably opt for sex over death.)"
Great question! I am reminded of the more hysterical of the satanic child sexual abuse "experts" some twenty-five years ago who frequently assured us that "child molestation is worse than murder!" Interestingly, I don't hear that claim much anymore, possibly because it was so obviously untrue and no sane person was really buying it. All we have to do is look to Oprah - a self-proclaimed child sexual abuse victim who went on to become one of the world's wealthiest entertainers - to see that it is nonsense!