Monday, October 4, 2010

Sometimes the good guys win - Ban on Crush Videos passed in the Senate!



The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the creation, sale and distribution of so-called "crush videos" -- sexual fetish films in which small animals are maimed or killed.

The legislation goes to the House, which passed its own version of the bill in July.

The Senate version goes further than the House legislation in that it specifically prohibits the creation of animal crush videos, not just their sale.

It also prohibits such videos from being distributed for free, a common practice on the Internet via file-sharing per-to-peer networks.

Nancy Perry, vice president for governmental affairs at the Humane Society of the United States, told the Senate Judiciary Committee this month there had been a resurgence in the number of crush videos available on the Web after the court move.

"Congress has a longstanding and compelling government interest in preventing cruelty to animals," Perry said. "Having a law on the books can make a real and immediate difference in preventing extreme animal cruelty."

The crush videos show women stomping small animals (kittens, rabbits) with spiked heels. How sick: it's a turn on for some people.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, said "Videos depicting extreme animal cruelty have no place in our society."

This bill is a response to the Supreme Court ruling against a broader animal cruelty bill in April.
National Canine Cancer Foundation

15 comments:

Sagira said...

I can't believe there was even a "question" about these videos. They are just WRONG!

Oskar said...

We really have no words to communicate what we're thinking right now...

Well except Amen that the bill passed!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥ Sallie said...

There were videos like that? Thank goodness I didn't see them!

Love the background!

Hugs

3 doxies said...

This is WONDERFUL news!!!!!!!
I heard about this videos and that they were even sold on black market. I find the whole thing sick however, I find it even MORE disgusting (if that is possible) that women were participating in this.
Thanks for posting.

Allison...Puddles mum

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thank goodness!!! I had no idea anything like that existed until several months ago. How very sick and totally disgusting. We are very happy the bill passed..thanks for letting us know. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ditto to what everyone already said. Very good news, but so unnecessary that we should even have to deal with such nonsense.

Priscilla said...

Oh gosh! I didn't even know that kind of films existed either. It's so sick!!! I'm speechless now...

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I have been following this for months, since you first posted about it and it sickened me. I am ecstatic that the rewritten version of the bill has passed the Senate, as I am confident it will pass in the House, too.

These sick individuals will still be out there, these films will still have an audience...but it will now be a crime again.

Thank you to all who worked on this, and thank you for keeping us updaed, Scout & Freya...

JackDaddy said...

I had forgotten that they were discussing this. Thanks for the update!

Benny and Lily said...

Crazy...
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hate the bad people. They are still in our world. I want them to go away. There is no place on this planet for those evil people.
But I am thankful for this news,,, but,,, I hate those bad people.
How did humans get so ugly?
love
tweedles

Maggie and Mitch said...

We had no idea this kind of stuff was even out there! Some hoomans are just so sick!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Hound Girl said...

Wow thank you for sharing this. I had no idea about these videos,I cant believe there was even a question about this type of thing. Wow. Thank you for sharing.

Hound Girl said...

Wow thank you for sharing this. I had no idea about these videos,I cant believe there was even a question about this type of thing. Wow. Thank you for sharing.

sunshine said...

How horrible, why would anybody would want to hurt and animal when they are so lovable?
This was an eye opener but I am glad to hear something is being done about it.