Thursday, September 30, 2010


The Humane Society says there is a "massive resurgence" in crush videos since the Supreme Court struck down the animal cruelty video statute last Term 8-1 in U.S. v. Stevens.

Really? Who watches these things?

For those of you who forgot, crush videos involve women in high heels stomping on small animals.


In response to Stevens, the Senate just passed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010, which criminalizes the creation, sale, distribution, advertising, marketing, and exchange of animal crush videos. The penalty is up to seven years in prison.

This section, unlike the one at issue in Stevens, seems much more likely to pass a First Amendment challenge. We will see soon enough.



Rumpole said...

what is it with u and animals? Haven't you ever owned a puppy?

Andrew said...

Interesting.... Cant wait to see the out come.....