Monday, October 4, 2010

Sometimes the good guys win! Senate passes bill to ban Crush Videos!

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.

My grandson, Joe, with Aurora Katrina (2000)
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.


Brian said...

We will keep our paws crossed fur sure!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is the best news! Thanks for telling us! Lots of love, Debbie an Holly

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Some humans are so disgusting. We can't imagine anyone enjoying such horrible videos. Fortunately, there are a lot of good humans around too.

sprinkles said...

I'd never heard of these kinds of videos until today. I don't understand how anyone could find something like that a turn on!

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are glad for the new law, but we cant figure out why animal cruelty laws didnt prevent it in the first place! Laws are complicated...

meowmeowmans said...

It sounds like things are moving in the right direction. Our paws are crossed that this becomes a law!