June 5, 2012
For those inquiring as to what STOPCRUSH.ORG administrators do and how they can help, we need several different kinds of administrators, as well as volunteers. Not everyone is cut out for certain roles, so it is good that there are a few roles to fill. There are some important tasks that administrators do aside from the basic administration of Facebook branches and the promotion of that specific branch, petitions, etc…
Three important tasks are:
1. Lobbying lawmakers to implement legislation against the creation, sale, purchase and distribution of these videos. This may include helping to introduce a petition to an MP, or simply writing to several lawmakers on a regular basis, asking for their support. Developing a rapport with lawmakers is essential. Certain people have a good ability to do this. Being polite and friendly with them is helpful. Always express our(the entire team, as well as those who support the effort) concerns in regard to the dangers of animal crush video.
2. Work undercover on-line in exposing crush rings and record information. We are always watching them and recording what they do, collecting files, making connections, investigating their websites.
3. Contacting and work with authorities in regard to specific cruelty cases, as well as reporting negative content. As with the Magnotta case, it is important that we make sure authorities know who these people are if we want laws strengthened against them. Authorities were warned by many groups/individuals about Mr. Magnotta long before he murdered a human being. Perhaps now, they will listen to all of us more closely when we send them information.
We do understand that not everyone is cut out for some of what we do and our administrators also take breaks from the work, help other administrators, or simply come back when they are feeling more clear. Sometimes that is necessary, depending on emotional stress level. Some administrators only do lobbying work because they don’t want to see any of the negative imagery or deal with any of the animal crush related content, producers or consumers, and we understand that. Some administrators only help administrate pages, promote petitions and do translation work. Again, we need help in several areas and no one is asked to do what they can not do.
Currently, we sincerely need more voices in the United Kingdom and in Canada. We will have to win the support of MP’s in both nations. We have had some promising communications, but we need more voices behind the effort in both countries to press these MP’s to stand up against animal crush video. We also need individuals willing to go undercover in the United Kingdom, to expose and record the sale of animal crush video. If authorities in the United Kingdom can not already see why they should take this issue seriously, we have to show them why they should.
As we always have, we owe you our gratitude…
The team at,
Download volunteer application HERE and mail completed to Stopcrushteam@yahoo.com.