U.S. Citizens - Ask Your Senators To Pass A Crush Videos Act Of 2010
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U.S. Citizens - Ask Your Senators To Pass A Crush Videos Act Of 2010

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      KINSHIP CIRCLE

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December 2010

Victory

Victory Update From Kinship Circle: Thanks to the perseverance of Kinship Circle members and animal advocacy groups nationwide (most notably, HSUS) H.R. 5566 — the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 — is now law. The victory snubs a 4/20/10 Supreme Court ruling that protected crush fetish videos as free speech. The U.S. vs. Stevens edict focused on “depiction” rather than animal abuse. Crush videos typically portray high-heeled feet stomping rabbits, puppies, kittens, mice and other small animals to death. The new law directly bars production, sale and circulation of torture videos that depict animals crushed, drowned, suffocated, stabbed or burned.

Thanks to your perseverance, the U.S. House Of Representatives passed (416-3) H.R. 5566, the Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010. This partial victory is a decisive snub to a 4/20 Supreme Court ruling that protects crush fetish videos as free speech. The U.S. Vs. Stevens ruling focused on "depiction" rather than actual abuse -- the portrayal of high-heeled feet stomping small animals to death. H.R. 5092 bypasses the Court's decision, enforcing a ban on sale/circulation of animals shown crushed, drowned, stabbed or burned.

After Congress returns from recess in September, it is imperative that the Senate introduce a Crush Videos Act of 2010.

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