Animal Sexual Abuse and the Darkness of Touristic Immorality
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Simply put, tourism is about travel and its associated services. Yet, beyond its glittery appearance, at least sometimes, these services contain elements of domination and control of fellow humans, nature, and culture. Even innocent animals are not spared in the pursuit to making money. The extant literature on “dark tourism” barely addresses the darkness of tourist behavior derived from the nexus between human avarice and animal suffering. Sexual relations with animals has been documented for many centuries; yet, this exploitation as a touristic pursuit is relatively new. In this paper, conditions for the growth of this phenomenon and international regulatory responses are described and the structure and dynamics of the underground animal sex tourism industry are explored.
Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism
Panko, T. R.,
George, B. P.
(2017). Animal Sexual Abuse and the Darkness of Touristic Immorality. Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism, 175-189.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/16814