Senate legislation introduced to ban “crush videos”

In a bi-partisan effort, something too uncommon of late, legislation was introduced Monday by three US Senators that would ban “crush videos.”

The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act would go after particular categories of videos – deemed obscene – that depict acts of cruelty to animals that are .

I realize that the ban needed to be narrowed after the recent Supreme Court ruling tossing out the previous ban as too broad, but I’d like to see the ban expanded beyond just what a court might rule as … well … sexually obscene. For example, selling promotional dog fighting videos should be illegal in my view.

But I must say this newest proposal is certainly a good step in the right direction and it’s great to see that both sides can agree on something – especially when that something in this case is standing together to go after those who would torture animals.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Payret on October 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Yes totally agree. They should be banned/prohibited entirely, any action/videos and so forth that depict animal cruelty (dog fighting/cock fighting,etc) should be banned as well. It is unfortunate that people are so mentally sick to enjoy such horrible things.

    The law is never fair nor balance. Let’s hope that we can win this one.


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