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Reconsider decision overturning convictions for making "crush videos"
  • Petitioning U.S. District Judge Sim Lake

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U.S. District Judge Sim Lake

Reconsider decision overturning convictions for making "crush videos"

    1. Bill Ratdaddy
    2. Petition by

      Bill Ratdaddy

      Clearwater, United States

These videos are pure animal cruelty, videotaped for sale on the internet. It can't be legal to hard and kill animals to make videos. The judge says it is protected speech, but we, the undersigned, don't think that's right. We're asking the judge to reconsider his decision and throw them in jail for harming animals.

To:
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake
Reconsider your decision overturning convictions for making "crush videos". Harming animals for profit isn't freedom of speech, it's just animal cruelty. Animals have rights and one of them is not to be exploited, tortured, and killed by criminals. Don't let them walk on this.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Phaedra Dresch CRAWFORDVILLE, GA
      • 11 days ago

      Free speech? Sim Lake needs to be removed for being a sick pervert.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      "Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come wherein humanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil. Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man."

      "Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will to live. At the same time the man who has become a thinking being feels a compulsion to give to every will-to-live the same reverence for life that he gives to his own. He experiences that other life in his own. He accepts as being good: to preserve life, to promote life, to raise to its highest value life which is capable of development; and as being evil: to destroy life, to injure life, to repress life which is capable of development. This is the absolute, fundamental principle of the moral, and it is a necessity of thought". - From: Out of My Life and Thought.

      Albert Schweitzer

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    • Roy Way BURNS LAKE, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Resign you doddery old twat. You've clearly lost the plot.

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    • Ana Morris LV, NV
      • about 1 month ago

      ARE YOU A HUMAN BEING. HOW DO YOU ALLOW THIS.

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    • Carol Weekes GANANOQUE, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Allowing anyone to torture, be cruel, and kill sets a dangerous precedent for this kind of behavior to continue, be it against a defensless animal or a person. Cruelty is cruelty and there are already enough scientific studies conducted that show a direct correlation between people who torture/kill animals going on to kill people next. This needs to be stopped, now.

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