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Is viewing animal porn illegal in California?

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Is viewing animal porn illegal in California?
BizAttorney :

Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. Is it only animals or are humans interacting with the animals?

JACUSTOMER-yf59iqrv- :

it is humans interacting with animals

BizAttorney :

No, it is not illegal to view it, but it is illegal to participate in it.

JACUSTOMER-yf59iqrv- :

even though I am not into stuff like that i accidentally came across a website that had bestiality and got really scared

BizAttorney :

No, you are fine. In California viewing images of bestiality is not criminalized. Penal Code 286.5 says that a person who sexually assaults any animal for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person is guilty of a misdemeanor. But viewing it, is not illegal.

JACUSTOMER-yf59iqrv- :

thank you very much. That was all I really wanted to know

BizAttorney :

You are welcome! Have a great night. Take care!

JACUSTOMER-yf59iqrv- :

one quick question viewing images and videos are both legal?

BizAttorney :

yes

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