However, in countries where there are no laws regarding zoophilia, getting it outlawed, as many animal rights groups are seeking to do, is a slightly more difficult prospect. In unvaccinated humans the disease is almost always fatal if treatment is not undertaken swiftly. In countries like South Africa and the UK, it has been illegal for centuries and it is unlikely a challenge to this ruling would be brought in front of the courts. The Daily Mail brought the issue to light in after a slew of such brothels were rumoured to exist in Germany, though institutions of this nature are likely to maintain a low profile given their illegality. These conditions can be treated, provided psychiatric help is sought. In practice, the concepts are very close together but still different in one crucial aspect. Video footage of the intercourse was spread widely via the internet. However, these figures were disputed in academia due to the fact that an unreasonably high proportion of the subjects in Kinsey's widely-cited study were prisoners. Such buildings host an array of animals, with which paying visitors can engage in intercourse away from the eyes of the law. Even in situations where zoophilia is legal, it is still far from socially acceptable, and so those who indulge in it are used to keeping quiet. These facts will probably make you feel surprised, and quite possibly angry or sick as well, but they're true. Even Health24's resident expert forums have received dozens of questions, and comments on these questions, over the years. Bestiality refers to the actual act of engaging in sexual intercourse with an animal, regardless of the motivation and circumstances. Estimates of prevalence vary, but by any estimation the numbers are still substantial. One point of slight comfort before we continue, it is totally illegal in South Africa, and has been for centuries.