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Stop Animal Cruelty – Crush Videos

We recently saw a segment on the news about “crush” videos and how they have recently become legal again.

Have you heard of them? A crush video is basically a video fetish of feet stepping on food, objects, and also puppies and kittens! Yes, you read that right.

In 1999 the government banned the depiction of animal cruelty in such videos, but recently [read news story] this law was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because it violates the First Amendment – freedom of speech. (So squashing kittens is a legal way to express free speech? What??)

Something has got to be done, because clearly this is just not right.

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to do your part in stopping these cruel videos. Write a letter to your local Congress(wo)man or, even easier, sign a petition. Every single vote counts when it comes to ending cruelty to animals.


*Photos courtesy stopcrush.org

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to Stop Animal Cruelty – Crush Videos

  1. Brent says:

    This is such a horrible story!

    • Jan says:

      I can not understand how anyone could get any kind of amusment or enjoyment from harming and animal of any kind.

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