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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.

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