Wednesday, July 28, 2010

UPDATE: "Crush" Videos

Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1999 Crush Act was vaguely written and infringed on first amendment rights, so it was overturned. “Crush” videos portray high-heeled feet stomping small animals to death. However, after much persistence from the animal-loving community, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill (416-3) H.R. 5566, the Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010. The bill enforces a ban on the sale and circulation of animals shown crushed, drowned, stabbed or burned.

This comes as a victory for animals throughout the US, but now it is imperative that the Senate passes a similar bill to ensure these torture videos are ban for good. Please contact your Senators and urge them to introduce a Crush Videos Act of 2010. Urge them to cosponsor and support such a bill so that it will become law and save thousands of animals’ lives!

To contact your Senators, please follow this link.

1 comment:

Paula Kaye said...

I don't know which aspect of this appalls me more - the fact that it's happening, or that some consider the act of killing animals in this fashion a "fetish"!
This bill needed to be LAW ages ago, and sadly there will probably be a bunch of people who think it's just "nonsense".
It doesn't matter at this point "how" sick-minded individuals got that way, and just get it stopped NOW. Later is when we can figure it has something to do with any number of "random" factors all tossed together in just the "right" way to cause someone to cease feeling badly about the pain and suffering they impose and instead, embrace being the "bigger conqueror".
Government is supposed to HELP secure a SAFE environment - not hide in their offices until "The People" who need them to do something to help the community "go away"!