It's come to my attention via Tumblr that theres a petition online to create a new law in the UK to make animal crushing videos illegal.
I think its a disgusting thing for anyone to do, or watch and enjoy, and would really appreciate it if anyone on DA would follow this link and sign the petition. You do not have to be from the UK to sign. Its for anyone who believes that this treatment of animals for pleasure is wrong!
This is a quote direct from the website::::::::There was also a link to still images from the video, but they are *very* disturbing, so I've removed the link~
Please continue to SIGN AND SHARE this petition far and wide: www.change.org/petitions/u-k-p…
There are NO upsetting images at the petition source!
Don't forget to to click the share on Facebook and Twitter links when you have signed.
***UPDATE*** Message from the Stop Crush team (www.stopcrush.org/)
"We would greatly appreciate it if certain individuals in the United Kingdom would refrain from telling people that laws are already in place against animal crush video. There is no specific law against animal crush video, let alone one that places the depictions in severe crime category, where they belong. United Kingdom laws governing basic obscenity are not sufficient enough against animal crush video. These videos should be categorized in the same bracket as child pornography. In 2002 the U.K. recorded its first crush video case. A man and 3 women from the Stoke-on-Trent area pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and conspiracy to publish obscene material. Craig Chapman, 27, Christine Besford, 25, Sarah Cooke, 21, and Theraza Smallwood, 22, pleaded guilty to crushing a kitten, a guinea pig and a several mice. They essentially got a slap on the wrist under the basic obscenity law. It was a relatively small fine and under a year in prison. In contrast, under the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010, these 4 perpetrators would have received up to 7 years each in prison and a very hefty fine."
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