QUESTION: DOES CANADA HAVE ANY LAWS AGAINST DISTRIBUTING CRUSH/ANIMAL SNUFF VIDEOS?
SOLUTION: LET'S CHANGE THE LAWS IN CANADA TO MAKE IT SO!
HOW? -SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION-GO FOR IT!
Further to your question asking whether Canada has any legislation which prohi bits photos and videos that depict certain acts of animal cruelty, regrettably no such legislation or regulations exist currently that prohibit these specific acts in this country. While there are general animal cruelty sections within the criminal code, as well as legislation which address profiting from the proceeds of a crime, none of them expressly targets photos or videos depicting animal cruelty. However, the acts done to animals in these videos would surely fall under the existing provisions in the criminal code.
The new The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 in the US certainly is encouraging, and it would behoove Canadian legislators to follow suit in banning these horrific and cruel acts. The NDP would certainly be supportive of this type of legislation.
I have forwarded your email to the NDP critic for Justice, Joe Comartin.
cc. Joe Cormartin, MP and NDP Justice Critic – Comartin.email@example.com
Office of Megan Leslie, MP for Halifax
NDP Critic for Health
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Re: Canada Should Prohibit Animal snuff and Crush Torture Videos same as United States of America. (HR 5566 signed to law on 09 December 2010--Public Law: Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010)
Typical of people who create animal snuff videos (torture, suffocation, crush, etc), uploading to internet sites, they conceal their faces-so it's impossible to track who did it. Therefore banning these snuff videos are of the utmost importance.
Please let Canada do the same to prevent such horrific pornography.
On December 24, 2010 per Dailymail.co.uk news: "A sick teenager who filmed himself killing two kittens by placing them inside an airtight bag and using a vacuum cleaner to suck out the air was being hunted by internet users across the world today. In horrifying footage posted online, the young thug is seen gently stroking the tiny tabby cats before placing them in the bag. As John Lennon's Merry Christmas (War Is Over) plays in the background, he calmly seals the bag and attaches a vacuum cleaner hose." The air was sucked out and the kittens died a very slow agonizing death, and he enjoyed it while video recording this monstrous hideous act.
If a person did that or distributed such a video in the United States would earn them SEVEN YEARS in FEDERAL PRISON sentence.
The passage of HR 5566 in the USA was necessary for the mental hygiene of the Nation, and a safer Country.
Teenagers are downloading these crush videos via countless pornography web pages, sharing them with peer-to-peer software. Our society has become very unstable with a bad economy and young people are getting increasingly fascinated with animal cruelty - is one very short step toward actually doing the physical act, to take out their anger because animals simply are helpless and can't talk or fight back. The American Psychiatric Association and FBI profiling has linked animal cruelty to deviant and Anti Social Personality and Conduct Disorder. This also means a new generation of serial killers, violent criminals, psychopaths - and even people joining national terrorist organizations like Al-Quida due to the anti-social personality and Conduct disorders these torture videos exposed to young people produces. These videos are REAL and not Hollywood produced-these are genuine torture SNUFF movies: Very sick and disturbing when people download these snuff movies as a means of getting their unnatural fetish titillation. Don't we have a right to a safer Kingdom? That's why we need a law like USA's HR 5566 to be proposed and pass: PUBLIC SAFETY.
“One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it," Margaret Meade, Anthropologist.
Passing a law like HR 5566 in Canada is a common sense intervention to reduce crimes of violence and serial killing, therefore is cost saving. With each psychopathic killing it costs the government countless sums of money to investigate, and even more to house the violent.
If the government is worried about the paltry costs of this law (USA has estimated the cost of this law to be virtually nothing) - imagine how EXPENSIVE it will be to hunt down and prosecute and house serial killers who was recruited via these horrific videos. Remember FBI and leading criminologists agree: It ALL starts with a fascination with animal cruelty and snuffing them. And people, including children, die horrifically from the hands of such serial killers. Looking at such videos becomes real life. These kittens/puppies are readily available free everywhere. Eventually these violent individuals will tire of torturing little kittens and other small animals and graduate to children to get their kicks--Fact!
Once HR5566 was signed to law pornography sites in USA voluntarily took down these animal crush torture videos for obvious reasons.
Thank you for your time.
PS-USA made exemptions as follows: " Exempts from the application of this Act: (1) any visual depiction of customary and normal veterinary or agricultural husbandry practices, the slaughter of animals for food, or hunting, trapping, or fishing; and (2) good faith distribution of an animal crush video to a law enforcement agency or a third party for the sole purpose of determining if referral to a law enforcement agency is appropriate."
HR5566 signed to law may be viewed here:
Thank you for your time and reading for a safer Canada.