Svenska Veterinärforbundet, the Swedish veterinary organization, has put together an estimation of how many pets are injured each year in Sweden due to sexual assaults. They say between 200 and 300 pets are injured every year.
"We have seen an increase since 1999 when child pornography became illegal. It appears as there are some people who have replaced children with animals. In both circumstances, it is sex with defenceless individuals," said Johan Beck-Friis.
Sex with animals was decriminalized in 1944, at the same time that homosexual sex was decriminalized. Since child porn became illegal, Sweden has seen a boom in animal porn videos and websites offering animal pornography.