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Sign the Petition to make "Crush" videos illegal! [Warning: Graphic & Disturbing Images]

There was a recent d
ecision made by the Supreme Court of Justice that
the online Crush videos (usually where women in high heeled shoes crush
animals to death) is a freedom of speech and will not be banned from the
internet. This is not only wrong, but horrific and something must be
done to change this decision. Please sign this petition if you are
AGAINST Crush videos, wish to see them removed off the internet and
agree that ALL animal abuse should be illegal and should be a felony.

Here is more information on the case:
"WASHINGTON (April 20) -- The Supreme Court struck down a federal law Tuesday aimed at banning videos
that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the
right to free speech.

The justices, voting 8-1, threw out the criminal conviction of Robert Stevens of Pittsville, Va., who was
sentenced to three years in prison for videos he made about pit bull

The law was enacted in 1999 to limit Internet sales of so-called crush videos, which appeal to a certain sexual fetish by
showing women crushing to death small animals with their bare feet or
high-heeled shoes.

But Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said the law goes too far, suggesting that a measure
limited to crush videos might be valid. Animal cruelty and dog fighting
already are illegal throughout the country.

In dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said the harm animals suffer in dogfights is enough to
sustain the law.

Alito said the ruling probably will spur new crush videos because it has "the practical effect of legalizing the
sale of such videos."

Animal rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and 26 states joined the Obama
administration in support of the law. The government sought a ruling
that treated videos showing animal cruelty like child pornography, not
entitled to constitutional protection.

But Roberts said the law could be read to allow the prosecution of the producers of films about
hunting. And he scoffed at the administration's assurances that it
would only apply the law to depictions of extreme cruelty. "
But the
First Amendment protects against the government," Roberts said. "We
would not uphold an unconstitutional statute merely because the
government promised to use it responsibly."

Stevens ran a business and Web site that sold videos of pit bull fights. He is among a
handful of people prosecuted under the animal cruelty law. He noted in
rt papers that his sentence was 14 months longer than professional
football player Michael Vick's prison term for running a dogfighting

A federal judge rejected Stevens' First Amendment claims, but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled in his

The administration persuaded the high court to intervene, but for the second time this year, the justices struck down a federal
law on free speech grounds. In January, the court invalidated parts of a
63-year-old law aimed at limiting corporate and union involvement in
political campaigns.

Free speech advocates cheered Tuesday's ruling.

"Speech is protected whether it's popular or unpopular, harmful or unharmful," said David Horowitz, executive director of the
Media Coalition. The group submitted a brief siding with Stevens on
behalf of booksellers, documentary film makers, theater owners,
writers' groups and others.

The case is U.S. v. Stevens, 08-769."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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I know. This is one of the most horrible things I've ever even heard of. What kind of sick fucks would do this shit? They all deserve to die slow painful deaths!
Well, there's sploshing, that's a food fetish thing... but that's more dumping food than crushing it.

Specificially baked beans... I don't know why.

... I am now wondering if there's a fetish for dumping a bunch of kittens on someone. I bet there is. If you can think it up, it's a fetish, and someone probably has a website for it.
I lol'd at the music for this.
Im sorry but this is sooo stupid. I don't understand how ppl can have foot fetishes.
Do the girls that do these laugh the hole time?

The animal crush stuff is f-ed up. No laughing there.
I can't imagine there was a large market for this... now growing because of this off-advertisement. High school & college kids, as well as other tasteless folk the world over are seeking these out to try to freak each otherout. It's like the faces of death, but at least they didn't kill people specifically to make the video. had good coverage of the US v. Stevens case and decision, btw.
I don't care about people crushing food and shit-I'm disgusted by the fact they're doing it to animals. That's what my post is about: crush videos with animals.
I see what you're saying, but I cannot sit by and not do anything at all. If anything, I think it'd be a better idea to hunt these people down with the fetishes, but I don't look forward to life in the pennitentiary. However, I think making illegal will help make the videos harder to make and access. I think it will also make it easier to arrest the people who appear in these videos and charged for the crime they commit. I do know some crush video actresses have been convicted for their holocaust against animals.
It's better to fight and lose than to have never fought at all.
I also just thought of something. Child porn is illegal (as it should be). This could make it even more sought after, but we would never think of making it legal. The same is true of animal crush videos. Making them illegal may make them more sought after, but we should try our best to stop these atrocities. We may not get them stopped completely, but if we can save one animal from this torture, it was worth it. Hopefully, our impact will be even greater!
I first saw one of these videos when i was a sophomore in high school. I'm 22 now. I wont watch this. My fiance and I have both signed the petition.

I'm a PETA member and vegetarian. No i don;t though sauce on peoples fur coats, that's just rude.

But this. This is just Vile and wrong. I Gods...I'm going to start crying ... I can remember how the baby kitten was crying!! How can people do this it's just so sick?!
In some videos, they crush them slowly so they are pretty much being tortured. I can't even stand to look at the pictures.
IANAL, but crush videos are pretty clearly already illegal under another law. In fact, by watching them again, you are arguably violating federal obscenity law. The question is whether that law will be enforced against the crush videos or not. That's largely up to Obama.
you misunderstood the point. abusing the freedom of expression and arts leads to its corrosion, yet, due to our warped jurisdiction, it can be accomplished to be declared as such.

I'd not think me being emotional about it would prove anything.
what has to be done is to get the law s feet back onto the ground.


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