Monday, April 26, 2010

Action Alert: Help Pass the New Crush Act Bill

The day after the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn a law that made it illegal to sell videos that depict animal cruelty as entertainment (because of vague wording in the bill), Representative Gallegly (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5092-- a new bill designed to overcome the Court’s decision to strike down the Crush Act. The new bill amends the Crush Act to give it a much narrower focus, but would still prohibit selling or offering to sell any depictions of animals being crushed, drowned, impaled or burned where such actions are illegal.

H.R. 5092 will help ensure that the crush video industry is not revitalized in the absence of any enforceable federal law. The original Crush Act was passed with little opposition—help us get this revision passed quickly, too.

Please contact your US Representative today, urging him or her to support and co-sponsor H.R. 5092 to amend the Crush Act (if he/she has not already done so).

To read the entire bill, please click here.

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