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Zooville.org [1] is a zoophilia forum created on Feburary 22nd, 2019. It is currently the largest zoophilia social-media site in the world and stands as of September 2020 with 55,000 Users.


The Start of ZooVille

ZooVille's creation began when Beastforum announced its shutdown to its userbase a month prior, in January 2019. It was founded by ZTHorse and several other zoophiles from the ex-Beastforum membership who felt the continuing need for a zoophile forum on the open Web. The new moderator team soon opened private chatrooms on Beastforum to invite prominent users from the forum into the initial funding phase, and to gather as many zoophiles as possible from Beastforum. This was given the project name "exodus".

After Project Exodus was complete, the initial startup funding was achieved and zooville.org was launched.

Social Structure

The ZooVille moderation team held that the prevalence of censorship and strict rules on the previous Beastforum harmed the social growth of the zoo community. ZooVille took the base category structure of beast-forum and modified them to allow more freedom of expression and relax its moderation on speech and heated topics.

ZooVille is a free-speech-centric forum and allows the open discussion of politics, religion and other heated topics that are inter-sectional with the zoophile community. Open dialog is welcome with the moderation team, allowing for modification of the forum directly from user feedback.

Zoophilic Content Policies

ZooVille's content posting policies are more strict than Beastforum's were. There are strict guidelines and anti-abuse policies involved in content posting and creation. [2]

The forum is friendly to content creators, allowing direct monetization of zoophilic content to its creators via cryptocurrencies, if they wished, and if they follow guidelines within their respective countries. [3]

Assets and Funding

Zooville.org is a non-profit website. It is funded through voluntary donations and via a single ad space. [4] Donations are accepted through cryptocurrencies and are auditable by the community. This allows transparency of community spending and keeps the userbase aware of current operating costs.

There is no paid membership VIP area and there are no exclusive sections on the forum. There is an honorary title of "ZooVille Philanthropist" given to those who donate $50 or more. This does not give them any special privileges over other users.

Zoophilia Academic Research

Zooville.org is currently working with two universities to produce research studies into zoophilia.

The first is from Northwestern University [5], and is being headed by Michael J. Bailey PHD.

The Second is from the University of Saskatchewan [6], and is being headed by Alexandra Zidenberg and overseen by Prof. Dr. Mark Olver.

September 2019 Data Leak

The Initial Launch of zooville.org used the vBulletin forum software. This was considered zooville.org's 1.0 phase and lasted from Feburary 2019 until September 2019.

This forum software was abandoned after the release (and subsequent exploitation) of a 0-day security breach, which allowed vBulletin to leak zooville.org's 1.0 database, as well as the data of many other major corporations. The leak wasn't a specific attack on the forum. [7]

After September 2019, ZooVille switched to Xenforo forum software. This switch-over meant all previous members had to re-register using encrypted email services. The forum also increased security measures and swept IP's from users on a regular basis in case of a future 0-day vulnerability on the software.