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'Crush' Case Shows the Importance of Blowing the Whistle on Animal Abuse

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

This week, two Houston residents were indicted by a federal grand jury for creating and distributing what are known as "crush" videos. This is the first time in U.S. history that a crush case has resulted in federal charges. And it's all thanks to a tip that PETA received from one concerned individual.

'CRUSH VIDEO' BUST: Couple Accused Of Torturing Animals With Meat Cleaver

Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

A man and a woman are accused of torturing animals with kitchen cutlery, household tools and shoes in footage sold to sexual fetishists. Brent Just...

Congress Bans 'Crush' Videos

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Videos appealing to a sexual fetish by showing women killing small animals will be banned under legislation that cleared the Senate...

House Passes Ban On 'Crush' Videos

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The House on Monday voted to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals. The measure would revive, wi...

Powell the Kitten's Survival Story

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In our second installment, I share with you the story of Powell, a kitten saved from an animal hoarder.

Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Passes Congress, on to President Obama

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the...

Holding Up Animal Protection Reforms, At What Price?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States neither gets nor expects strict adherence to its policy recommendations among all lawmakers -- in local govern...

Lauding Leadership, Scolding Obstruction in the Senate

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There is good news and bad news from Capitol Hill. On the up side, the U.S. Senate last night gave unanimous approval to legislation to crack down o...

Senate Hearing Paves Way for Crack Down on Crush Videos

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States was called to testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repugnant phenomenon of anim...

Animal Crush Videos: Disgusting and Illegal

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The House passed legislation to reinstate a federal prohibition on gruesome animal crush videos that have made a comeback since the courts overturned the 1999 law to ban their production and sale.

Animal Crush Videos Make Comeback; Senate Must Act

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the federal anti-cruelty law invalid and unconstitutional, creating an opening for peddlers of this smut to get back into this business.

U.S. House Votes to Crack Down on Animal Crush Videos

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal cruelty is a vice, and more people than ever realize that it is a form of social pathology. The people who commit these acts are a danger not only to animals, but also to our communities.

Free Speech Defended In U.S. v. Stevens, Publishers Applaud Supreme Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From the Association of American Publishers: Washington, DC, April 21, 2010--The Association of American Publishers (AAP) welcomed the U.S. Supreme C...

Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Animal Cruelty Law

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt animals a serious blow in its ruling today, upholding a decision that invalidated the federal law banning the commercial sale of videos showing extreme acts of animal cruelty.

First Amendment Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Judy Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I'm in hot water again at home. You try explaining to a family that loves all creatures great and small that you're defending the rights of a man sen...

Supreme Court to Hear Animal Sex Fetish Case

Newsweek | Krista Gesaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kittens, brutality, fetish videos, and dogfighting--these aren't the elements of a twisted cable-television show; they're just some of the factors in ...

Supreme Court Hears First Amendment Case in Selling of Dogfight Videos

The New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wanted to know if Congress could ban a "Human Sacrifice Channel" on cable television. Justice Ruth Bader G...