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Crush Videos Crushed

Written by PETA | November 22, 2010
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Who says bipartisanship is dead? Legislators on both sides of the aisle have at last found something they can agree on: So-called “crush videos” depicting the crushing, burning, drowning, or impaling of animals have no place in a civilized society.

After the Supreme Court struck down a previous law banning such videos, one of the sponsors of the original law, Rep. Elton Gallegly, immediately got to work writing a new one. In order to avoid the free-speech hurdle that tripped up the previous law, the new law is more narrowly defined to apply solely to non-educational videos depicting certain specific acts that violate cruelty-to-animals laws.

A House version of the bill was overwhelmingly approved in July, and the Senate version passed on Friday. It now moves on to the president for his signature.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Harold Hovel says:

    Yes, this is sadistic and horrific beyond words to describe, and to make it even worse, we the general public are nearly powerless to do anything about it. But we do have the ability to stop pain and suffering in other ways. Don’t wear fur or leather, shoes or otherwise; buy cruelty-free consumer products; don’t becomes a hunter or fisherman (yes, fish suffer too and they are living beings, aren’t they?); above all, become a vegetarian and hopefully vegan. More animals suffer torture and death in the food industry than all others combined.

  • Gab says:


  • Ratdaddy says:

    This law was just overturned by the courts. These people should be in prison for animal cruelty. A new law, or an appeal of the judge’s ruling is needed to reinstate the law.

  • Josh Tatum says:

    It is a painful site to see this sick crime. If I could, I would travel the world, saving animals.

  • Suvi says:

    Yeah, Denna is right. I threw away the leather jewelry box i got for my birthday instantly

  • Emily says:

    Anyone that could hurt an animal has serious issues. What cowards! Poor Animals! They didn’t do anything wrong! The thought of it makes me cry!

  • jeanie says:

    Those people are sick!!!., Any one who ge’s t pleasure from inflicting pain on animals should be locked up and the key thrown away.

  • Rayne says:

    People as a species are disgusting and vial. We are not evolution but an abomination. Why do we exist in this world is beyond me. Only thing that comforts me is that we have weapons of mass destruction that will sooner or later end our existence. Earth is a fighter, it survived things far worse than nuclear holocaust it will rebuild itself. And then maybe the balance will be kept and a race as “intelligent” as ours won’t exist again.

  • maxxxx says:

    There seems to be no end to the wicked violence against animals..God must be asleep.

  • Sabrina says:

    I saw the four corners video about live export exchange in indonesia and it was terrible and this is just the same amount maybe more cruel HOW THE HELL can someone do that!?!?? What has the world come to???

  • Some Gal You Don't Know says:

    Sick ,I want no part of this. So sick n’ cruel… those dudes should be arrested! MAN!!!!! (:

  • Leo says:

    Once again I find myself sickened to the core to see what humans are doing….I just cannot put what is in my mind to words…this just sickens me..this law better be passed.

  • ljk9590 says:

    This woman is not even human and really has gone way over the line. This type of criminal behavior really needs to be stopped and should be convicted to the fullest. To think that her cowardness act now makes her flee and wanted. No Mercy for this person should ever be considered.

  • kathy norton says:

    What kind of world do we live in?I just can’t understand the cruelty to animals-Just like in “Star Trek” beam me up, Scottie! The world is just a rotten place to be in now!

  • Deena says:

    I saw a dateline episode15 yrs ago the humane society did an undercover investigation in Russia and china on the fur trade. What I saw is burned into my brain. I will never forgert and it still makes me sick. Whats disgusting is it is still going on. Everyone says it is horrible and cruel, but the problem is with consumers who buy fur products. If you really care don’t buy products with fur and boycott stores and designers that support the trade. It’s starts with us…consumers.

  • Charlotte R. Wolfe says:

    This is indeed a very sad thing. Poor creatures.

  • Monkey says:

    I wish these hideous humans die the same way than the poor animals they have tortured

  • Shirantha says:

    This is … i dont know what to say. What has happened to the human race. This is disgusting and cruelty to the extreme. Humans torture animals in hundreds of ways, not a single animal doesnt do a single cruel deed on a human. I cant think of a hell more than this world.

  • LESLEY says:

    I saw a clip on Nat. Geo on cats being killed for their fur in China. I wish I had never seen it, they were still alive after being skinned. It was so cruel, I was so upset. Shame on them.

  • stephanieh72 says:

    tjohn, I cant believe you want no part of a bill that will stop the torturing of animals….unless I have read your statement wrong….I surely hope I did cause saying its ok to torture animals makes me sick

  • sittingbulldogs says:

    There are so many sick people in the world that is is scary out there.

  • KenMikaze says:

    I’m no PETA fanatic, but this type of cruelty is bestial. These fetishes are too pathetic even for human standards.

  • Nade says:

    The idea of these kinda videos actually makes me want to throw up. People that watch/produce/take part in these videos have NO right to be in this world. Horrible!!

  • tjohn135899 says:

    I am not for any part of the bill. The law makers are crazy

  • some guy u dont know says:

    Now we wait for Obama’s signature…

  • Michele says:

    Thanks goodness! What sick people would want to watch these? The same sickos who like child porn I would guess!

  • Cathy says:

    Unwittingly tricked into seeing one of these horrible videos – it’s definately something that should’ve been banned a long time ago – but I’m glad it now fully implemented because these sick people need to be put to a stop – it’s absolutely disgusting

  • Kitty H. says:

    My group and I worked to spread the word for the JUly bill. I am so glad it passed the house.

  • jeffrey mills says:

    I clicked on one of the links and it said that this was a fetish WTF how is this a turn or ? Or do I even want to know ?

  • CN says:

    Animal protection is BIPARTISAN! Woot!