Jenny Edwards, Data Collection and Analysis of Animal Sex Abuse Cases in the US
Jenny Edwards extensive experience in animal welfare and justice matters has led her to compile and analyze the past fifteen years of information on animal sexual abuse. Her passion for the rights of animals has not only spawned this study, but has allowed her to share this information with others and train over 150 law enforcement officers in this field. The study is co-authored by Dr. Carol Glaser, a respected sociologist.
The subject of animal sex abuse (also known as bestiality) is rarely addressed in the current culture of the United States, and the small amount of available research on the subject focuses on human behavior and is generally based on single case examples or specific populations of sexual or violent offenders. This study collects data on animal victims of human sexual abuse and showcases the ongoing rise in this behavior.
“Bestiality is a deep social injustice. It is a difficult and sensitive subject that no one wants to think about, but that doesn’t stop it from happening,” says Jenny, “The data I am collecting doesn’t exist anywhere else, in any other form.”
WIth the data, Jenny Jenny Edwards has been a tireless champion for the rights of these overlooked victim. The Pollination Project is grateful for Jenny’s steadfast dedication to this difficult subject.
GRANT AWARD DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2013