Crush Videos

by Michael
(London, UK)

A kitten, secured to the ground, watches and shrieks in pain as a woman thrusts her high-heeled shoe into its body - this is the sort of thing that you see on a crush video.

This article is about crush videos. I discuss the declaration on 20th April 2010, of the Supreme Court of the United States in which it ruled in the case of U.S. v. Stevens that the "Crush Act," of 1999 was unconstitutional and too wide in its scope. The Crush Act bans the creation, sale and possession of materials depicting genuine acts of animal cruelty.

The case of U.S. v. Stevens  was one in which a Mr Robert Stevens was convicted of selling dog fighting videos. The Supreme Court decision overturned that decision on the basis that it was sold for instructional purposes (can you believe that?)

On the face of it, this seems a callous decision. No-one but the most perverted of people want to be involved in crush videos, surely? One known director of crush films, Jeff Vilencia says that he has wanted to be stepped on from when he was 2 or 3 years of age. He is obsessed with it. This must be a form of mental illness similar to masochism it seems.

Crush Videos or Films

Crush videos are films of an object being stepped on. The object can be food, insects or animals.

The crush fetish is the desire to see other people crush or step on an object or animal. Crushing with feet is the usual method. Sitting on the object or animal is another way.

The foot that steps on the animal is either bare or in a shoe. I suspect it is usually a desirable woman in high heeled shoes.

"Hard crush" is a heightened form of this fetish by crushing animals that are "arguably more pain-susceptible"1.

Justice Alito the sole dissenting judge on the Supreme court bench in this case described a crush video that was submitted to the Court as evidence as follows:"(A) kitten, secured to the ground, watches and shrieks in pain as a woman thrusts her high-heeled shoe into its body, slams her heel into the kitten's eye socket and mouth loudly fracturing its skull, and stomps repeatedly on the animal's head. The kitten hemorrhages blood, screams blindly in pain, and is ultimately left dead in a moist pile of blood-soaked hair and bone."

This is horrendously graphic and shocking to the vast majority of people anywhere.

The "Crush Act" 1999

This federal act criminalised the creation, sale or possession of animal crush videos and other depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain. The phrase "Crush Act" is a common but not strictly accurate description of the legislation. The code reference is: 18 U.S.C. §48. The crush videos that must by definition show a living animal that is "intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed" were banned. The act did not apply to any depiction that had a serious religious, political, scientific, educational, journalistic, historical, or artistic value. The law only applied to depictions of illegal conduct.

As I understand it, the legislation is as follows:

§ 48. Depiction of animal cruelty

(a) Creation, Sale, or Possession. Whoever knowingly creates, sells, or possesses a depiction of animal cruelty with the intention of placing that depiction in interstate or foreign commerce for commercial gain, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

(b) Exception Subsection (a) does not apply to any depiction that has serious religious, political, scientific, educational, journalistic, historical, or artistic value.

(c) Definitions. In this section?

(1) the term "depiction of animal cruelty" means any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such conduct is illegal under Federal law or the law of the State in which the creation, sale, or possession takes place, regardless of whether the maiming, mutilation, torture, wounding, or killing took place in the State; and

(2) the term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.

Crush Videos -- The Decision

The decision of the Supreme Court declared that the "Crush Act" was too wide and that it infringed the 1st Amendment - freedom of speech. In other words animal rights are trumped by human rights. This is a reflection of humankind's position vis-à-vis all other animals. Isn't this also in line in some ways with the American way of life? I am thinking of sport hunting, which is popular in the USA.

The underlying problem with the legislation in question was that it appeared to infringe the rights of sport hunters (this is my assessment). The National Rifle Association (NRA) objected to it because on the face of it, it affected media such a magazines about hunting, for example. The law also seems to have infringed the rights of people who wanted to make instructional videos about animal cruelty.

Yet hunting (regrettably) is legal in many states. Accordingly the Crush Act would not apply to hunting as it only applies to illegal behaviour.

I am not sure therefore what the argument is. This seems to be a borderline decision (despite the 8-1 decision). The Supreme Court would seem to have a majority of judges who are right wingers or republicans. Perhaps these are a legacy of  the last administration under President Bush.

This appears to be a decision that was influenced by the NRA lobby. It is similar to the veterinarians defending the right to mutilate cats by declawing them for non-therapeutic reasons.

Crush Videos - What is wrong with the decision

What is wrong with this decision is that the entire Act is rendered ineffective. I find it surprising by the way that a court can in effect make law in the USA. Making law is for the government. However, in the USA constitutional law supersedes the common law and statute (government legislation) and the judges of the Supreme Court must decide if legislation conflicts with constitution.

Removing this legislation opens the door for horrendously cruel acts to recommence. It will take time to redraft the law. Apparently a bill, H.R. 5092, will fix the problem and help to ensure that the crush video industry is not reinvigorated in the absence of any enforceable federal law that addresses this behavior.

But why was it not impossible for the Supreme Court to provide in the judgment a 6 month to one year period for the government to write new law? In other words leave the Act in place and let it remain effective to protect animals until a new law is put in place, which repeals the existing law. Surely that would have been the more sensible and humane decision. It would have avoided the gap in protection that now exists. Lets remember that the Act was in place for 11 years without any apparent problem. Why suddenly scrap it? Perhaps this was not possible but I doubt that that was the problem.

And why do not the existing animal welfare laws automatically cover crush videos? I find that astonishing to be honest. Animal welfare laws should be precise enough and wide enough to encompass crush videos.

The problem is that these judges are it seems political. And judges should, indeed must, be apolitical. The law must be enforced impartially and neutrally at all times. And their should be no gap in the law, which is the case at present.

Michael Avatar

Crush videos - References:

1. en.wikipe dia.org/wiki/Crush_fetish

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Apr 12, 2012 Iranian Tard NEW
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Do You Have Some Kind Of Mental Condition That Makes You Type A Capital Letter In Front Of Every Word You Type Or Are You Simply Retarded?


Apr 11, 2012 FFF NEW
by: Iranian Boy

It's All About A Game!


Nov 13, 2011 Afghanistan
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

They're all terrorists! That's why they're getting bombed. They deserve it.


Nov 07, 2011 Hi Graham
by: Michael

Sorry if I upset you. I wrote this some time ago but re-issued it to the home page because I took off the Adsense (advertising).

Yes, it is a family site but I hate this sort of thing and kids have to learn about the realities of the harsh world. I hope you are OK with that.

And I completely agree with you about the war in Afghanistan etc. The Afghan war is mad. Totally barmy. What are we doing there spending billions of dollars and pounds invading a country, distorting an economy massively and making them hate us? It makes terrorism worse. And it kills good people.

They say its for the mineral wealth in Afghanistan. When it is all over China will in there digging it all up.


Nov 06, 2011 TO: Finn Frode, et al; and to Michael!
by: Grahame

Finn, I wholeheartedly agree with your post.

BUT what about all of those innocents murdered in cold blood, including very many children, by Obama's vicious aireborne drone attacks? What about all the senseless cruelty visited on so many peoples, most non-combatants, by Great Britain and the USA?

I do not want to open up a thread about militarism here, but I do want to point out how narrowly cast are our protestations against 'animal cruelty'. Are we humans not also animals?

And Michael, no sooner had I read your post on Crush than I urgently retched and vomited. Michael! POC is a family website! However, children might make better advocates than their jaded and corrupted oldsters. Too bad that *homo sapiens* does not itself have a superior predator. Might knock some sense into people, and the resultant fear might bring them more to their senses.

As for weak judicial enforcement, how about this: A woman puts her spike heel through an hapless small animal, torturing and killing it violently, monetarily reaping pay for this. This is part of the porno business. So, we put an iron rod through her in the same manner.
Pick on someone your own size, and so forth. Some want to believe that the 'goodies' will get pie in the sky bye and bye, whilst malefactors will get their comeuppance later. That's too speculative, and too long a wait to suit me or the kitties.


Sep 02, 2011 What's a troll?
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

And which things?

Also, The Game.


Sep 01, 2011 huh?
by: tguuurrlll

So. I just read this entire conversation from bottom to top. And all I could glean from it was a mish-mash of pussy-hate-stompy-mushy-my God is better than yours.

All I have to say is.

TROLL ALL THE THINGS!


Aug 16, 2011 Cajun? Are you there?
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Hello?

I'd be afraid to answer too if I had told a bunch of lies :)


Aug 15, 2011 Something to think on
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

What happened to your 1 snake?


Aug 14, 2011 Something to think on.
by: Anonymous

I am sorry if I offend all of you but I think that we should just ignore the person who's name is Anonymous Pussy Lover because of the way s/he talks then I do not believe that they love Pussy's at least not the cat version so what we can do to stop idiots like them from posting is to ignore them and only reply to comments that have a bearing upon the subject like how crush video's are in fact now illegal and have been for a few months so why not give this page a rest and not comment anymore as it is only encouraging this person and all others like them to vent their idiocy to people who will give him/her attention so please I ask you to ignore the stupid rants of people like him/her.


Aug 14, 2011 Ignore Him Please
by: Rebecca

Ignore him please. The more responses we give him, the more he can take away from an important subject-fighting to stop animal crush videos. He won't stop responding until we stop.


Aug 14, 2011 Oh and your hollywood snakes?
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

You said you only had 1 snake...

But now it's how many?

A lying christian huh? How original. And I'm sure your local priest DOESN'T touch his alter boys.


Aug 14, 2011 Gods creatures?
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Well you just lost any credibility you may have had.

Yes I'm sure you have "faith" you pathetic little runt but how can any one take a person seriously why belives in fairy tales?

You moron.

And your garbage about Black Mumbas makes me think you've watched too many movies. I bet you can't post proof of your hollywood snakes, can you?

Go kill yourself.


Aug 14, 2011 to pussy lover
by: cajunanimallover

With all the rude and nasty comments you've been leaving on here sounds to me like your the one who is over compensating and trying to fill a void. My house is clean maybe unlike yours. I have these animals because of arrogant fools like you who don't know how to treat God's creatures. I am also a professional venomous snake handler and wouldn't mind at all if my black mamba, king cobra or perhaps maybe my african puff adder showed you a thing or to about respecting animals. Then again maybe I would because no telling what they might catch from biting and little prick like you.


Aug 14, 2011 To the grub below me v
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

I don't understand how grubs like you are proud to have a home that smells like animal feces.

Are you over compenating because you can't have children of your own or do you suffer from speration anxiety, therefore surrounding yourself by excessive animals?

Do they fill your stinky little void?

Clean your house grub. Make some real friends once you've showered.


Aug 06, 2011 these videos are wrong on so many levelss
by: cajunanimallover

Me and my husband are animal lovers. We have 5 dogs 2 cats 1 bird 1 snake and 4 fish. When we first saw these videos it made us sick to our stomachs. All I could do is think about these poor defenseless animals and how they so desperately need us to stand up for them and be their voice. God put animals on this earth not for us to tortue but to take care of as animals are his creations to.


Jul 31, 2011 Dear 9lives
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

It's spelled MORON, you moron.

Seriously if you're going to make an idiot of yourself in public at least try and act like you have an education.


Jul 30, 2011 maawa kayo!!
by: faith

maawa naman kayo sa mga hayop ..

"I pity you animals" (Google translation from Finnish)


Jul 28, 2011 What a complete moran pussy lover is..
by: 9lives

What a sad f**k you are pussly lover if you cant get it up unless you watch vids like that and have to condem people who fight for animal rights. Your not fit for civilised society. No doubt you hiding behind your computer watching videos whilst planning how to become a serial killer or something... all the psycos love that shit!

Bet you wouldnt stand in public and make those comments??....people who torture animals are cowards. What happened, did your mum love the cat more than you?? Not surprised, by sounds of it she should have drowned you at birth as your a freak!


Jul 27, 2011 Have mercy on these animals!
by: Pet Lover

please stop making any crush videos. STOP HURTING AND TORTURING THE ANIMALS. God created us all, the humans,the animals,and the plants.we all have life. we all know that killing is a very big sin.did these animals hurt you? no,right? so,stop hurting them.have mercy please.


Jul 27, 2011 to: Anonymous Pussy Lover..
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Look, I'm so pathetic.. and I'm not smarter than these cats..

I'm just sum perverted person who seriously needs to get a life! :) (who's laughing now, eh?)


Jul 26, 2011 PLEASE STOP?
by: LittLe sTAr?

dont killing animal please she/he is not hurt you....
why are you tourtoring animal?
STOP STOP STOP STOP.......
GOD BLESS YOU...

GOD IS SHAW YOU....

PHILLIPINES by Rshied R.


Jul 26, 2011 crush film
by: mac

Crush video production has made its way in my country philippines and recently made local news. I never knew this kind of genre exists and after a quick search for a description, im revolted. While we dont have any law yet in effect since this is relatively new to us, i pray animal cruelty must be STOPPED. God assigned us to take good care of lesser life forms.


Jul 26, 2011 Stop!
by: Anonymous

All I can say to this kind of People,, Animal murderers.. I wish they will be torture by the lighning! geezz,,sick people..


May 10, 2011 IDC iff yall hate or debate with me
by: kitty lover

i know these perverts do this things for money but... they can like.. be a prostitute to do money.. why do these..these people just have some kind of mental problem...tsk..tsk..tsk i know something will happen to them after doing these things because its aint right...God will punish them for that... :D :D :D :D


May 09, 2011 Please stop?
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

You don't like people patronizing Crush Videos?

You like the videos?


May 09, 2011 PLEASE STOP :(
by: RyCo

Please stop patronizing Crush videos...


May 04, 2011 Dear Becky
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

You're a fucking moron.


May 04, 2011 Don't Feed the Troll
by: Rebecca

Hello. If you look at the posts from several weeks ago you will see that we have dealt with Anonymous Pussy Lover before. He is a troll and has nothing better to do then try to get a reaction from people. He won't stop until you ignore him, and then he goes away. So, it is best to not feed him.

PS After my encounter with this troll, someone with similar insults found me on youtube. I happened to check their account and this person did have a couple crush videos with what looked like teenage girls as the stars under his favorite video listings. I didn't watch the videos, but I know youtube does not allow animal cruelty videos, so I am pretty sure there was none of that. My point is if this is the same person, he is a sicko who I believe has been a fan in the past of the animal crush videos. Please ignore this guy and don't let him get to you. He is definately not worth any of your time or energy.


May 04, 2011 Don't Feed the Troll
by: Rebecca

Hello. If you look at the posts from several weeks ago you will see that we have dealt with Anonymous Pussy Lover before. He is a troll and has nothing better to do then try to get a reaction from people. He won't stop until you ignore him, and then he goes away. So, it is best to not feed him.

PS After my encounter with this troll, someone with similar insults found me on youtube. I happened to check their account and this person did have a couple crush videos with what looked like teenage girls under his favorite video listings. I didn't watch the videos, but I know youtube does not allow animal cruelty videos, so I am pretty sure there was none of that. My point is if this is the same person, he is a sicko who I believe has been a fan in the past of the animal crush videos. Please ignore this guy and don't let him get to you. He is definately not worth any of your time or energy.


May 04, 2011 Don't Feed the Troll
by: Rebecca

Hello. If you look at the posts from several weeks ago you will see that we have dealt with Anonymous Pussy Lover before. He is a troll and has nothing better to do then try to get a reaction from people. He won't stop until you ignore him, and then he goes away. So, it is best to not feed him.

PS After my encounter with this troll, someone with similar insults found me on youtube. I happened to check their account and this person did have a couple crush videos with what looked like teenage girls under his favorite video listings. I didn't watch the videos, but I know youtube does not allow animal cruelty videos, so I am pretty sure there was none of that. My point is if this is the same person, he is a sicko who I believe has been a fan in the past of the animal crush videos. Please ignore this guy and don't let him get to you. He is definately not worth any of your time or energy.


May 04, 2011 Dear Irish Cornaire
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Stop spamming this group you sick fuck.

I find it disgusting that you would take this discussion and make it your own personal toilet.

People like you are the scum of the earth.

Take your advertising elsewhere.


May 04, 2011 Those who support animal crush videos
by: Irish Cornaire ~ Co~Founder stopcrush.org

Some of the comments on here are ludicris those that think nothing of animal crush videos are those without empathly and compassion,I am co-founder for www.stopcrush.org and we have pages on facebook plus we have stopcrush chapters globally,we won the victory last year in the USA baning all crush videos and depictions which includes distribution of videos,producing and creating,ye people who think it is okay for animals to be crushed for sexual pleasure are souless,we will even if it takes us years will get these vile videos banned in all countries.


Apr 29, 2011 Errmm..
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Edz, it's slightly disturbing how you managed to take a discussion about mans dominance in the animal kingdom, and turn it in to a homoerotic, bestiality thread which you're clearly getting off on.

Just...Eww. You need a girlfriend or something.


Apr 29, 2011 To anonymous pussy lover
by: Edz

I just think you're perverted.

Psychologists say that people who like these things (crush videos) may have been sexually abused when they we're younger. And that they wanted to show their superiority over others by dominating (killing or not killing) other creatures. Starting from smaller ones eventually leading to bigger creatures, like dogs.

It's not so much on what they kill (insects, worms or cats), but on the intent of the kill. Do you get orgasms watching this kind of video? Do you like it? Are you sexually aroused by this?

Did you have a bitter childhood? We're you abused, sexually or not? I'd understand you (and what you're going through) but I would NEVER, EVER, EVER approve of crush videos or anything even remotely like it.


Apr 28, 2011 Ridiculous, all of you.
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Even animals in the wild play and torture other animals. If you got off your fat ass and looked around you, you may see that.

This ^ clown must be Indonesian. The cat eating, English failing moron thinks he's some kind of animal liberaterian.

You people are incredibly stupid.


Apr 28, 2011 putang ina mo
by: Anonymous

fuck those who do this shits! fuck you! i'm gonna hunt you down and let you rot in HELL YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!!!


Feb 25, 2011 To Anonymous Pussy Lover (not as intellectual as you 'd like to think)
by: KT

'Who cares if people are crushing kittens? We are top of the food chain'

What has this got to do with food? Doh!


Feb 15, 2011 Just sad..
by: Anonymous

Agreed, why the hell are you on a cat website if you "obviously" hate cats? Just trying to push buttons & get reactions out of people.. go find another site to do that at. And no I'm not over weight but that's okay, I don't need to prove anything to you. Have a nice lonely miserable life.


Feb 09, 2011 Nope
by: Rebecca

Been married for 20 years and I exercise everyday and am not overweight. Now, we all should get back to the subject of cats since this is a cat website so I am not going to respond to you anymore. Please find some other website to troll.


Feb 09, 2011 Yes, well that pretty much sums you up..
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Just a hit and run person with no insight either way.

I bet you're a lonely, over weight 40 something, unlucky in love and unlucky at life, aren't you dear.


Feb 08, 2011 Trolley Trolley Trolley Trolley
by: Rebecca

Never said I was mature:) No, it is because you fit the description. You say rude things to try to get a reaction. Please find something better to do and get off a cat lovers website. If you don't like cats, you don't belong here. Obviously, you are here to be a troll. Goodbye!


Feb 08, 2011 Seriously people,
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

You're all having a shocker.

Just because someone disagrees with you and points out the basic facts, i.e how incredibly retarded you are, you label them "trolls"

That's just a cop-out.

Grow up.


Feb 07, 2011 Copy and Paste to See the Internet Troll
by: Rebecca

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg

This video tells you all about trolls. It's Pretty Awesome!


Feb 07, 2011 Please stop feeding the troll
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Thank you.

Finn Frode avatar


Feb 07, 2011 not just cats
by: Lisa

oh and try reading your previous comments-you said "it's not like they're crushing dogs or anything"....erm yes they are!!


Feb 07, 2011 anonymous-get your facts right
by: Lisa

if you actually read who posted below it was Lindsey not Lisa! don't come all intellectual-who the fuck are you anyway?some dickhead who doesn't actually have the balls to post their name.and don't even presume to know me-i do actually stand up for human rights.it's always the same-pathetic 'people' like you assuming that because we are standing up for animals' rights we don't give a toss about human rights-wrong!! and just because you humans are the top of the chain doesn't make it right that we can torture them-or humans! you seem to be calling me by being sat at my computer defending animals?what the fuck are you doing then?sat at your computer a=exactly the same as me but if you had any sense of apathy you would know right from wrong.obviously not.and once again i haven't used paragraphs-shame on me!!


Feb 05, 2011 Now now Lisa,
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

No need to to get upset.

You're clearly not in the same league as me, intellectually speaking.

My bias against cats is morally rightious compared to your bias of fat people.

Are YOU fat, Lisa? Is it some deep seeded issues, coming back to haunt you?

Seriously fatty, you need help. And not just from Weight Watchers.


Feb 02, 2011 Sorry but no.
by: Lindsey

So I look silly right? Because everyone on this entire web page is against you and for what I am saying? So you are right and we are all wrong correct? And because apparently cats are worthless animals it makes it okay to torture and kill them in inhumane ways? Right because that also makes sense. Just because you have an opinion on an animal doesn't make it right. You apparently know nothing about animals and their ability to be trained so how about you get of YOUR high horse you fat fuck and gain some knowledge on animals.


Jan 25, 2011 Lisa,
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

There you go again, assuming things and failing again.

I never said it was just cats you moron.

We humans have the ability to do pretty much what ever we want. From jetskiing to killing each other in bloody battles. So we do. It's human nature.

Just because you can't handle the domination of animals by the stronger, smarter humans, doesn't make your points valid.

You sit here wasting your time defending the "rights" of animals, when you could be fighting world hunger, child abuse or even drug addiction.

But no, you sit at your computer to defend worthless animals. Shame on you.

And Lisa, please learn to use paragraphs. Your pitiful mash of words made me stop reading about 1/3 of the way through.


Jan 25, 2011 Lisa,
by: Anonymous

There you go again, assuming things and failing again.

I never said it was just cats you moron.

We humans have the ability to do pretty much what ever we want. From jetskiing to killing each other in bloody battles. So we do. It's human nature.

Just because you can't handle the domination of animals by the stronger, smarter humans, doesn't make your points valid.

You sit here wasting your time defending the "rights" of animals, when you could be fighting world hunger, child abuse or even drug addiction.

But no, you sit at your computer to defend worthless animals. Shame on you.

And Lisa, please learn to use paragraphs. Your pitiful mash of words made me stop reading about 1/3 of the way through.


Jan 25, 2011 To Lisa
by: Alianna

I totaly AGREE with you.


Jan 25, 2011 Anonymous
by: Lisa Price

My comment below to Anonymous didn't show my name because I forgot to fill it in. I am Lisa Price- I have no need to remain anonymous


Jan 25, 2011 Dear Anonymous
by: Anonymous

so you think just cats are used in these Cruch Videos? think again- they use.....worms, insects,birds,rabbits,rats,mice,cats/kittens, dogs/puppies,goats,calves,and horses! there you go then-a whole list of animals that you can read to determine which-to you-are the most worthless and deserve this treatment.whether you like cats or not-and they aren't classed as vermin by the way-is besides the point. the point is that i have seen videos with everyone of these animals listed and it is sickening to watch.the bigger the animal is,the more torture they endure and Crush Videos aren't just a woman killing the animal by stepping on them with stilettos. they start of-to prolong the torture, and therefore the viewers "enjoyment" by stabbing the animal with knives,nailing them to a board,cutting their legs off with hedge clippers(in the case of the goat video I saw),opening them up,and then finally after what can be up to hours,they stand on the animal with their stilettos and start to tear the animals muscles apart-all with the heel of the shoe-until finally the animal either dies from blood loss,heart attack or the woman "finishes it off". if you think this type of behaviour is justified to ANY living creature and that they deserve it,then you are very very sad.NOTHING deserves the torture and death that these animals endure.whether you are an animal lover or not,any right minded person can see the wrong in this.


Jan 25, 2011 Trolls are best ignored
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Feeding a troll is waste of everybody's time.

Finn Frode avatar


Jan 25, 2011 No Anonymous Troll
by: Anonymous

No Anonymous Troll/Jerk. I am not saying cats don't enjoy hunting. I am, however, saying they don't torture their prey for sick reasons like a sexual fetish.


Jan 25, 2011 Alianna,
by: Anonymous

*worshipped

The ancient Egyptians are also a dead race.

Seems they should have invested their time in
better security, food and water as opposed to
filthy cats.


Jan 25, 2011 Dear Rebecca,
by: Anonymous

So you're saying cats get no enjoyment out of hunting their prey? Idiot.


Jan 24, 2011 Dear Anonymous Pussy Lover
by: Alianna

I have a couple of points that I would like to state upon the outragious comments you posted about cats being worthless.
Point One: The Egyptian worsiped cats as a god.
and Point Two: The FBI stated that the majority of the murderers that they have on file killed animals when they were children.


Jan 24, 2011 To Jerk Who Left the Last Comment
by: Rebecca

Dear Jerk:

If you were a human being with any feeling at all and able to sympathize, you would understand what it is like to care for an animal and be disturbed by crush videos.

As far as cats not doing are bidding: This is what I personally like about cats. They do what they like. Even though I also love dogs, sometimes they seem as if they are "the slaves of the pet world." You would never catch a cat being treated as if they were a slave. They would simply leave home.

Jerk, just because we appreciate different animals, it does not mean it is o.k. to torture one.

P.S. Animals play with their food for a reason-to practice their hunting skills. They do not torture for no reason.


Jan 24, 2011 Dear Lindsay
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

I don't believe I ever mentioned the anatomy of a cat v dog. See, borderline retarded people such as yourself, have a tendancy to confuse easily and make comments which makes you look pretty silly.

My point is, unlike dogs, cats are worthless creatures. You can't train a cat to do your bidding, therefore, worthless.

Who cares if people are crushing kittens? We are top of the food chain, so we do what we please.

It's well documented that animals torture and kill other animals for fun and excitemnt.

Ever see a cat bring down a bird? Stalk a cocroach? Torture a mouse? 9 times out of ten they simply do it because it's fun.

So get off your high horse, imbecile. You know nothing of the world and the beauty in it.


Jan 24, 2011 Dear Lindsay
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

I don't believe I ever mentioned the anatomy of a cat v dog. See, borderline retarded people such as yourself, have a tendancy to confuse easily and make comments which makes you look pretty silly.

My point is, unlike dogs, cats are worthless creatures. You can't train a cat to do your bidding, therefore, worthless.

Who cares if people are crushing kittens? We are top of the food chain, so we do what we please.

It's well documented that animals torture and kill other animals for fun and excitemnt.

Ever see a cat bring down a bird? Stalk a cocroach? Torture a mouse? 9 times out of ten they simply do it because it's fun.

So get off your high horse, imbecile. You know nothing of the world and the beauty in it.


Jan 24, 2011 To Pussy Lover.
by: Lindsey

It's just a cat? So a dog has feelings and nerves and bones to break right but a cat doesn't? You're sick. I'm glad your post was anonymous because you're too much of a fucking pussy to admit who you are. If I knew who you were I'd love to have to lay on the ground while I drive a 6 inch heel into your skull & see how you like it. It's people like you that need to be hung up and shot.


Dec 12, 2010 Maggie and Michelle
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

It's amzing how stupid people automaticaly turn to direct insults and threats when someone doesn't share their point of view with them.
Pathetic.


Dec 11, 2010 Re: Anonymous Pussy Lover
by: Michael

The person calling himself, "Anonymous Pussy Lover" is just trying to wind us up.

Other than cutting off his d**k it is probably better to totally ignore him.

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Dec 10, 2010 Anonymous
by: Maggie

Don't worry. It probably won't be long until someone else who is as sick and disturbed as you figures something out.

The banning of crush videos is wonderful news, and it just makes me happier to see people like you disappointed.


Dec 10, 2010 New law passed
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Ahh well, we can't win them all. What will I watch for fun now?


Dec 10, 2010 Update
by: Michael

Ruth emailed this to me:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have confirmation from Congressman Gallegly's office. The Bill HR 5566, to ban crush videos was signed into law on this day by the President of the United States. Crush videos are officially illegal in the United States of America. In Unity. The animals have won one.

Hi Ruth. If you pick this up you might like to confirm the news on this page.

Thanks

Michael Avatar


Nov 30, 2010 Are you people serious??
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

They're fucking cats, for gods sake. Get over it. It's not like their crushing dogs or anything.


Nov 26, 2010 Sickening
by: Josh

I can't believe this type of sick rubbish even exists, let alone individuals that term caring, feeling, intelligent animals such as cat's 'vermin'. The only 'vermin' out there are the sick individuals that produce/participate/condone this kind of abuse.

So far as abuse to humans go - it disgusts me too, and, several studies have linked the kinds of individuals that would produce or watch this detritus to the severe abuse of humans as well.

Wether they were starved of oxygen in the womb, or, dropped on their heads at birth (as anonymous obviously was - i'd tend to suggest it's mother had a cocaine habit or gave birth standing) we'll never know, but, something has to be done, not to stop this, but to punish those responsible in equally brutal ways.

I can only hope the sum producers, actresses and watchers become organ donors - preferably whilst alive and against their will - to at least give some recompense for their totally deplorable actions. As has been said prior - Give me just 5 minutes in a dark room with these sub-human individuals to 'sort them out'

And, whilst I don't intend to be racist, it does seem that there is a specific breed of homosapien that is intent on the abuse, torture, torment, consumption and extinction of almost any living creature - I can't understand what it is about these people that motivates their actions.


Nov 25, 2010 people.
by: Stephanie Rijkens

its just vermin anyway?

So you're saying vermin don't feel? hmm i wonder if vermin have nerves oh wait YES THEY DO. Just because they aren't humans doesn't mean we can torture them. It is exactly the reason why we can't torture them, they have no way of defending themselves. Why don't we strap you down and ill step you on with a pair of heels? sound good?
It cannot get more wrong then this.
Yes, children who are abused need help as well and they are offered help so what it is that some of you are saying is that we should focus on one thing before the other? HELLOOO how many problems with abuse on any being are there in this world. Go to school? learn a little?
The world would be a little better if there wasn't such a large amount of ignorance.


Nov 24, 2010 a victory
by: Lisa Price

The U.S.A have voted to pass the bill again preventing the making and distributing of these disgusting videos. They are just waiting for the president to sign the bill so all you people who joined causes and signed petitions-WE DID IT!!! well done


Nov 21, 2010 To those who hate animals.
by: Alianna

why would you hate anything that is innocent of anything the only reason the cat poops behind your television is because it was not taught to use the litter box or the litter box was not clean.


Nov 20, 2010 KARMA
by: karen lynn

if people live like there's no God,,,they BETTER be right!!!!! to anyone who hurts any of God's creatures in ANY way, YOU BETTER BE RIGHT!!!!


Nov 20, 2010 KARMA
by: karen lynn

if people live like there's no God,,,they BETTER be right!!!!! to anyone who hurts any of God's creatures in ANY way, YOU BETTER BE RIGHT!!!!


Nov 19, 2010 Anonymous
by: GC Nash

Anonymous, You are low-life scum and at some point you and creatures like you will pay for your actions.


Nov 18, 2010 KARMA
by: Ruth

Yes anonymous, don't think you are clever and protected by your cowardly act of hiding behind anonymous to write your ignorant and cruel thoughts.
KARMA catches up with everyone eventually.


Nov 17, 2010 Anonymous
by: Maggie

Even if it is just a sick joke, there will come a time when sick people like Anonymous have it coming. And I know that for a fact...


Nov 13, 2010 Response to last comment
by: Michael

I hope that you are making a sick joke. If not I am appalled at your obvious ignorance.

Michael Avatar


Nov 12, 2010 They had it comming
by: Anonymous Pussy Lover

Small animals had it coming. Cats for example, all they do is eat and shit behing your telly.

The end.


Oct 16, 2010 Crush Videos
by: Maggie

I was recently invited to join a cause on Facebook which went towards banning the production of these "Crush videos", I joined it, of course, but I knew little about these videos. So I turned to good ol' PoC for further education.

I am completely and utterly disturbed. Words can't describe how sickened I am by the whole concept of crush videos. I can't actually believe it. Are animals really that invaluable and inferior to some people? Are animals considered so worthless that now they're being tortured for people to gain some kind of sick sexual kick? What is the world coming to? This is outragous!


Oct 10, 2010 To Anonymous cat hater
by: Lisa Price

what exactly are you on?? whether or not you like cats isn't my concern but for your information,there are other animals involved besides cats.they crush puppies,mice,guinea pigs down to reptiles and invertbrates like worms. do you think its an acceptable way for people to get their sexual kicks then to watch and promote abhorrent scenes of animal torture and death?haver you watched one of these videos?because i have and it is horrible?do you condone animal cruelty? and yes i am one of those animal rights advocates who you probably call tree huggers,hippies etc etc but i also advocate human rights too.just because people have a say about animal rights, doesnt mean they don't care for human rights too.


Oct 10, 2010 to nit brain
by: Anonymous

Better than your brain which is only the size of a headlouse's nit
hahahaha


Oct 09, 2010 Hahahahaha!
by: Anonymous

If you sympathize with vermins such as mice and other furry creatures so much it means that you sure have much in common with them starting with a brain the size of a peanut.


Oct 09, 2010 To Ignorant and stupid waste of space
by: Anonymous

FYI you ignorant and stupid creep,a lot of people who do stuff for animals do it for people too.
Why don't you do something useful instead of trying to make yourself feel important by writing rubbish on here?
Or better still go and play where there is lots of traffic.


Oct 09, 2010 Nothing better to do eh?
by: Anonymous

Hahahahahaha!
Instead of wasting so much time on a stupid topic like "animal cruelty" why don't you do something more productive with your life? For example start caring about cruely on humans?
I wonder what is going to be next: groups advocating the protection of rocks?


Oct 09, 2010 Nothing better to do eh?
by: Anonymous

Hahahahahaha!
Instead of wasting so much time on a stupid topic like "animal cruelty" why don't you do something more productive with your life? For example start caring about cruely on humans?
I wonder what is going to be next: groups advocating the protection of rocks?


Oct 09, 2010 To the anonymous troll
by: Anonymous cat lover

You've got that wrong,it's YOU who is the bloody horrible vermin only you didn't know it until now.

Have a happy life under your stone you scumbag.


Oct 08, 2010 one down...
by: Anonymous

It's ok, cats are bloody horrible vermin anyway....


Oct 07, 2010 Petitions for The Banning of Crush Videos
by: Lisa Price

Please sign this petition to get an end to crush videos. I remember being directed to one of these videos a couple of years ago through a link that wasn't what it said it was. I sat and watched the whole thing because as an animal rights advocate I think you have to read and see whats happening out there so that you have a voice to tell people the facts. I cried the whole way through.It was a kitten that was being crushed (they are the favourites)and the screams of pain were heartbreaking.The little thing was trying to hiss aswell.I was sobbing.I have a cat and if I stand on his tail accidentally and he hisses I have to pick him up and cuddle him sorry so how these women can do this hearing all these cries of pain I don't know.I just don't understand this depravity at all.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/make-crush-videos-illegal/


Sep 28, 2010 Disgusting
by: Anonymous

These "crush" video freaks need a run in with a Dexter type character...jail would be too good for them


Sep 28, 2010 Unbelievable!
by: JC

I too just learned of the term "crush video" and really wonder what kind of person could possibly get pleasure from watching some small creature be tortured to death in the manner described. It makes me feel sick just thinking about it.

There are some things in this world that just have to be stopped. This is one of them.


Jul 30, 2010 To Mya
by: Ruth

You are a woman after my own heart ! I don't know how some people can be so cruel and still sleep at night.
I always hope they get their just deserts as I feel like you, I want them to know what it feels like to be in agony.
How I'd love just 5 minutes alone down a dark alley with anyone who abuses animals !!!!

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jul 29, 2010 Curb Stomp Cat Crushers
by: Mya Symons

I just learned about this today. I can't believe they have pictures of this posted on the internet. I accidently came across one while looking up something else. How could someone do that and live with themselves? If I ever come across one of these people I am going to do some people crushing!

I love my kitties.


Jul 23, 2010 Good
by: Ruth

Thanks Michael.I don't understand our own countries politics let alone other countries, but this does sound like good news !
I hope the law is passed soon.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jul 23, 2010 Update 23rd July 2010
by: Michael

The House of Representatives have voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill H.R. 5566 called the Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010.

This bill is an amended version of the previous one - "The Crush Act" - that was declared unconstitutional because it was drafted too broadly infringing the First Amendment.

Bottom line: a new statute is in the making and will become law in due course.

The proposed law "amends the Crush Act to prohibit distributing, selling or offering to distribute or sell any depictions of animals being crushed, drowned, suffocated, impaled, or burned where such actions are illegal." (source: ASPCA - thank you for the news)

I guess this is commonsense. But you never know with politicians.

Good news in the battle against animal cruelty.

Michael Avatar


May 08, 2010 The death of a guinea pig
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Last year in the fine Danish village of Aalestrup a group of six young men deliberately poured gasoline over a guinea pig. They then put it on fire before beating it to death with a golf club. And they filmed it all, so they could brag about it to their friends...
Oh yes, we do have laws in this country, so they were of course sentenced accordingly - a 1000 kroner fine each (= US$165) and suspended sentences ranging from 20 to 40 days. But it took an appeal to a higher court to ban them from having anything to do with animals - just for the next three years...
Not much for such a cruel act, but what really worries me is that this society has raised not just one sicko, but a whole bunch unable of feeling enough pity for a poor, abused animal to stop this from happening.

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May 07, 2010 sicko
by: kathy

I too could not finish reading the article. I had heard about this a few years back. I hate any kind of cruelty to animals in any form. These people should be crushed. A@#$%^^&* sorry couldnt contain myself. I have been out sick and its going to take me a while to catch up on all the articles. MY boyfriend thought our neighbor was shooting my racoons with an air gun last night and I got so angry. I put a small amount of the cheapest dry cat food I can buy outside at night for the neighborhood critters. Then me and my cats watch them through our back window. WE got a few racoons, two skunks, a sickly possum, and several feral cats. If I see the cats I run out with a pack of wet food for them. I try to leave some out for them in the day but they dont always come until night. If I see the neighbor shooting at my Kritters hell get a piece of my mind. They get all my leftovers. Just think if all the people put their leftovers out for the kritters how much less gas there would be in the atmosphere from the gas in our garbage dumps. People who pick on animals are very sick individuals.


May 07, 2010 I understand
by: Michael

Hi Tracey, I understand you. I can't watch videos that show declawing - same thing really.

This article is really a legal one. It is about the legal system and how, in my opinion it got this wrong.

And believe me I hate, literally hate, these people. Given a chance I would like to inflict the same pain on them that they inflict on cats and other animals.

As Fran says, this site has to address these issues as it is the only way to improve things for cats.

There are many cat websites that really only gloss the surface. The world for these sites is all rosy and it is not.

And on a personally level I am concerned with the truth and not fake situations. Fake situations protect the wrong doers. We have to root out the bad and air it.

Thanks, Jan, for your support. And Tracey, I am objective when writing about the legal stuff etc. as I have to be. I appreciate your comment and your visit. It is always welcome.

And the number of pages on the site that deal with heavy stuff represents about 2% of the total site.

The actual description in the article is a quote from a judge of the Supreme Court.

Michael Avatar


May 07, 2010 Stand up and be counted
by: Fran

Yes reading stuff like this makes you feel sick but if none of us wrote it and none of us read it it would go on unchecked.
As much as we'd like to we can not bury our heads in the sand and I for one am full of admiration for Michael and the others on his site who research and write about horrible things happening.
Stand up and be counted animal lovers.
Ignoring stuff like this won't make it go away.
If you can't read it at least be like Tracey and leave a comment that you can't.Because that is a protest against it too.


May 06, 2010 Sick
by: Tracey (England)

Michael

I couldn't read all of your article because I felt sick. Had I have realised the content I wouldn't have even started. It never ceases to amaze me how you can write objectively and factually about such vile depraved acts of cruelty.

If anyone reading this has taken part in anything like this I would love to meet you because I and others would dearly take delight in inflicting upon you some of the acts you have inflicted on innocent animals.

Reading the little I read I now realised that 'humans' will have the ability to sink lower and lower and stop at nothing in their depravity however the words I would like to use to describe you aren't fit for a website such as this.


May 06, 2010 Not human
by: Ruth

Anyone who takes part in, watches, or condones these cruel and disgusting videos is not human !
I'm beginning to think that the people in this world who enjoy watching animals suffering are of a different species, they certainly are not the same species as those of us who would never ever intentionally hurt any animal.
There is already enough sick perverts in this world without encouraging more by allowing these videos to be made.

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