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Senate votes to ban distribution of 'crush videos'

KittenVertical WASHINGTON — Videos appealing to a sexual fetish by showing women killing small animals will be banned under legislation that cleared the Senate on Friday and is headed to President Obama for his signature.

The voice vote in the Senate followed a vote in the House on Monday to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals.

Congress banned such videos in 1999, but the Supreme Court earlier this year struck down the law, saying it was too broadly written and violated 1st Amendment free-speech protections.

The more narrowly crafted bill going to the White House makes it a crime to sell or distribute videos that violate bans on animal cruelty by showing animals being burned, drowned, suffocated or impaled.

"Animal torture videos are barbaric and have no place in a civilized society," said Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), one of the House sponsors. "By promising to lock up the people who produce and distribute these videos we can work to put a halt to this horrendous practice."

Crush videos typically show women, often barefoot or wearing high heels, stomping small animals to death.

Every state bans animal cruelty, but it has been difficult to apply those laws to crush videos because they often do not show faces, dates or locations. The legislation makes interstate sale of such videos a crime subject to fines and imprisonment.

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), a sponsor of the original bill in 1999, said in a previous statement that another reason to ban the videos was the tendency in some people to transfer cruelty to animals to cruelty to humans. He cited the cases of famed killers such as Ted Bundy and Ted Kaczynski, saying they tortured or killed animals before killing people.

The legislation makes exceptions for films depicting hunting, trapping and fishing.

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-- Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Photo: Becca via Your Scene

 
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Monsters do exist on this planet! And what is so frightening is that most likely they look like any other normal person. It is beyond my comprehension how any person could find gratification in the act of stomping or watching an animal be stomped to death.

What's just as bewildering to me is how and why the Supreme Court had struck down a law that had been in effect that made it illegal to engage in this sick practice! If free speech gives sick people the right to engage in the most gruesome practices allowing them to torture fragile innocent creatures in order to achieve some sick sexual gratification, then there is truly something amiss with our system of government.

I hope our President shows has more sense and more moral decency that members of our highest court.

Such videos that are appalling to all of us should be stopped, but will this new law by used by HSUS and PeTa to ban hunting since they do not believe in the use of animals for food. What will happen when the animal rights zealots starting banning hunting videos that demonstrate how to use a bow an arrow or a rifle as both of these sporting events are constantly being attacked by animal rights zealots who want the entire nation to become vegan. It has become increasingly clear that threats, intimidation, and violence is being used against pet owners, medical researchers, dog breeders and farmers by animal rights radicals. Legitimate businesses are being shut down by these zealots who slander all farmers and dog breeders with the terms made up by HSUS. HSUS and PeTA's primary goal is to end all use of animals for food, medical research and as companion animals by passing laws that will choke off all future breeding of animals. In fact HSUS is so greedy that they are asking their volunteers to vote for their project to win the Pesi 250,000 dollar grant above children who need help breathing, women and children who need help after having been enslaved and above autistic children who need help communicating with their teachers. HSUS receives 100 million dollars a year and spends less than .04% on direct animal care. HSUS could shelter every pet in this country and still have millions left over. Its time for the public to rethink this animal rights movement as it is becoming clear that many breeds of dogs will soon become extinct. In the north eastern states the shelters and rescue groups are importing diseased feral dogs with rabies from India, Puerto Rico and Mexico. These radical animal rights groups believe they have the right to lie to the public to reach their anti animal goal which is to eliminate animal ownership. A clear example is Prop B in Missouri that lowered the standard of care. In fact the only thing HSUS wanted passed was to limit how many dogs one could own. They knew PROP B lowered the standard of care that is why it did not pass in 114 rural counties and only passed due to the cities and the propaganda from HSUS. PROP B changed feeding from 2X a day to once a day. PROP B eliminated the requirement to provide sanitized water 24/7 and it called for temperature ranges in kennels that would ensure that newborn puppies would die. It called for unfettered access to the outside no matter the age of the dog or the weather conditions. Imagine that the government said you must keep all your doors open in all weather so your children no matter how old they are can go outside anytime they want. And at the same time you are suppose to keep your house temperature between 45 and 85 degrees which is an impossibility. Then on top of that you are suppose to keep your air filtered so that no pollution can enter your house. This is the insanity of Prop B that city folk ignored. There is a total lack of care from animal rights radicals about the reality all animals face from this AR movement as we watch horses starve, elk and moose herds being killed off by the over growth of wolves, bears killing our children in their own backyards and cougars attacking people in their own neighborhoods. In the South and Western states 3.5 million 500 to 1000 pound feral pigs are destroying crop land and attacking people, but the animal rights people won’t let them be killed or stopped from invading homes and attacking people. Truly common sense has left these animal rights zealots who inflict such damage on animals and people. In reality they put their goal of a vegan state before the animals they want to leave in the wild to die. These people must be stopped. They are a danger to the safety of our country. Remember that all cults start by removing meat from the diet because without VB12 the brain becomes irrational and overly emotional in its response. This makes these people easily led. This is a cult movement as evidenced by their own responses to anyone who states the opposite. When one of their own members discovered her health going downhill on the vegan diet she was pepper sprayed when she tried to present her personal research at the Animal rights conferences. Before you advocate a vegan diet you had better read up on the consequences to young children. The dark side includes death, damage to internal organs and the bones. For boys the soy is a real problem and its the only plant that comes close to the complex proteins found in meat. This concept for animal rights comes from Hitler who used it against his opposition. Singer the leader of the animal rights last article in the New York Times called on all of our young people to neuter themselves and then party down until the last human being dies out. The main identifier of a cult is that it requires you to remove meat from your diet on the pretext that it is cleansing. The real purpose in having you stop eating meat is because meat rebuilds the brain through a balance of complex proteins and essential nutrients in combination with VB12. When you are low in VB12 the brain becomes irrational and overly emotional. The vegan diet can be devastating to young children. In a heartbreaking case a 12-year-old girl in Scotland was admitted to a hospital after a life-long vegan diet left her with the spine of an 80-year-old. Raised without the nutrients that come from milk and meat since birth,she developed a severe case of rickets (a degenerative bone condition) and numerous bone fractures. In the US a 15-month-old child was taken into foster care after a strict vegan diet left her with internal injuries, broken bones, missing teeth, and rickets. Two more vegan children died from similar complications in the US. In Florida, a 5-month-old girl was still at newborn weight when she died from malnutrition. Her siblings were severely malnourished, and at least two had developed rickets on vegan diets. A 6-week-old Atlanta vegan baby died last year and these incidences are increasing in vegan raised children. A strict vegan diet lacks vitamin B12, found only in animal foods; usable vitamins A and D, found in meat, fish, eggs and butter; and necessary minerals like calcium and zinc. When babies are deprived of all these nutrients, they will suffer from retarded growth, rickets and nerve damage. As animal activists tout meatless diets note that 1 out of 5 human beings cannot digest plant protein especially children. Yet vegan activists at PETA and the woefully misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) continue to push vegan diets on children. 12 million infants and young children die each year in
developing countries from complications of marasmus (protein- deficiency) and kwashiorkor (severe protein deficiency). Autopsies of children dying of kwashiorkor and marasmus show pancreatic atrophy or fibrosis and fatty changes or fibrosis in
the liver. We are now finding these problems in American children of strict vegan parents. Malnutrition is one of the many risks when raising infants on a vegan
diet. The digestion of soy during pregnancy has become a growing controversy.
A new study of babies born to vegetarian mothers showed that baby boys had a five-fold risk of hypospadias, a birth defect of the sexual organs according to research stated by Jane Phillimore. Inappropriate hormone levels caused by a high intake of soy during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can cause damage to the fetus’s developing brain.”
Research has shown that soy-formula contains approximately the same amount of estrogen found in five birth control pills. Imagine the effect this has on children, not to mention baby boys. “These babies’ isoflavone levels were found to be from 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than in non-soy fed infants,” according to http://www.mercola.com.
Soybean production is also killing off the Brazilian rainforest faster than any other operation due to need for infrastructure and high processing plants. This soy is traveling the world for the increase demand for vegan diets not for animal feed. The only sustainable protein development comes from animals who turn grasses into high quality protein for human beings. There is no scientific proof that a vegan diet keeps you healthy and there is more than enough proof that such a diet is detrimental to infants, young children and pregnant women.

Dear Dr Rosset, you must be stopped!!!
Soy milk and cereals for breakfast are rinforced with vitamin B12, and more!!!!! Then, the Amazon forest is destroyed by the farms!!!!


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