15 November 2010

US House of Representatives votes to ban crush videos

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban “crush” videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals for the purpose of entertainment.

The legislation, which requires Senate approval to become law, would make it a crime to sell or distribute videos that violate a ban on animal cruelty and depict animals being burned, drowned, suffocated or impaled.

Crush videos are sexual fetish films in which small animals are stomped on or crushed to death by women with their bare feet or while wearing high heels.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw | email
Robin lives in New York City where she loves to check out all the vegan eateries. When she's not writing for TDIV, Robin enjoys taking dance lessons, reading, practicing yoga, hanging out with her cat Maggie, baking vegan treats, and volunteering at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Feel free to add Robin as a friend on Facebook.

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