Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Court voids law aimed at animal cruelty videos

By Writer Mark Sherman, Associated Press Writer – 52 mins ago

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote, on Tuesday struck down a federal ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. The ruling cheered free speech advocates, but it raised concerns that more animals will be harmed.
The justices 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 fights.
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...


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Anyone who watches videos like this is sick. How can they enjoy hurting or watching animals being abused?

BTW, I'm now following you. :)

K9friend said...

Unbelievable what some people will do.


RYKER said...

There is nothing lower than to abuse animals or children. Taking advantage of the helpless is criminal and immoral an they will pay the ultimate price eventually.

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