Sondersitzung Bundestag

December 20, 2013

Presidium of the German Bundestag (President of German Parliament): Enact severe penalties against animal crush video!

Please sign the petition to the President of German Parliament – Enact severe penalties against animal crush video HERE.

Why is this important?

Animal crush videos generally feature, but do not limit themselves to, small live animals, such as kittens, puppies, mice and bunnies being slowly tortured in the most horrific ways imaginable.

They are burned alive, cut with pruning sheers, nailed to the floor, skinned alive, beaten, stabbed and most often, they have their limbs crushed and broken, just to invoke more screams of agony.

The majority of these videos share a common theme, the animals are incrementally crushed by scantily clad women in high heels. Those who purchase these videos, view them for sexual gratification. Basically speaking, the animal crush interest is an atypical sexual arousal toward the the horrific torture and distress of another life-form. The sick, twisted, prurient animal crush industry has become increasingly popular all over the world. It will continue to escalate the degradation of our society if nothing is done to curtail the sadistic underground industry.

It is not as difficult as one might believe, to find websites that house animal crush video on the internet. Some mask themselves within pornography websites where minors can access these materials with the click of a mouse button. Freedom of speech has its limits when it promotes violent criminal acts and places a society in danger. Please realize that those who are capable of such acts of violent behavior, do not always limit themselves to brutality against animals.

There is nothing socially redeeming about animal crush videos or animal torture videos used for entertainment purposes and the people who produce, buy or distribute them, are simply dangerous.

Consider the effect that animal crush video has on both human and nonhuman lives in a society on a global scale. It causes a desensitization toward life, in general and whilst there are many factors that contribute to the generation of the serial killing mind, nearly all serial murderers share a common history of animal abuse, in their youth.

Child pornography is obvious violence against children and it was banned for blatantly promoting heinous, illegal acts. Films that exploit, torture and kill anything for sexual entertainment purposes have absolutely no place in a civilized society. A child can be severely emotionally damaged by these forms of depictions and that can lead to mental disorders or antisocial behavior.

We are aware of the fact that a 29-year-old woman in Germany was recently convicted of violating base animal protection laws for generating an animal crush video and received, in basic, what many people would consider to be a “slap on the wrist” (a fine of €1,500 or £1,250 or $2045). Our branch at Stopcrush.org Germany is currently urging the President and Vice-President of the German Parliament to outlaw animal crush videos completely, adding severe penalties for infringement upon the ban. Please join us in supporting our German branch’s efforts. We ask that the German Parliament draft and enact legislation similar to the Animal Crush Prohibition Act of 2010 in the United States, which enforces a harsh penalty of up to 7 years in prison and a hefty fine for anyone who produces/creates, sells/distributes, purchases or owns animal crush video.

Thank you for your precious time.

Stopcrush.org