A Message From the Team at STOPCRUSH.ORG
For many of us, proper sleep has not be on the agenda. There has been little more important to us than this fight against the vile, horrific presence of crush video in our society. If it were not for the animals suffering and the profound support given to us from our friends around the world, there were times, we dare say that we would not have had the strength to continue. In turn, too many of our close friends have been more then just “broken” when faced with the reality of crush videos (animal torture pornography) and with good reason. With recent global and governmental “follies” wreaking havoc on our collective emotional states, animals and the planet, we must find within each other, the strength to move forward for all life.
When the Supreme Court(minus Justice Alito) voted to dismantle the original animal cruelty depiction law(enacted under the Clinton administration in 1999) in April 2010, stripping animals of what little protection from the depiction of cruelty that existed, our hearts sank. We mourned every evening for all of the animals being systematically slaughtered by those who from that moment, could legally gain monetary profit, as well as a detestable prurient pleasure from their torture. With no legislation in place standing in the way of the sadists who distribute these videos in America, websites began sprouting all over the internet.
On the evening of the law’s dismantling, servers around the United States actually crashed for a few hours due to the number of “snuff” and/or “crush” videos that were uploaded by the crush producers in a “free for all” mass murder fest. Several of us, who were known to crushers as being staunch “anti’s” received video in our email in-boxes from a few well known animal murdering producers, gloating over the ruling. These crushers know us well and they were simply basking in the glow of their new found freedom to torment us. That freedom was temporary, thanks to hard working activists and some good people in our legislature who fought for the Animal Crush Prohibition Act of 2010. Until it was passed, the crush producers certainly laughed in our faces whilst they line their pockets at the expense of the innocent lives of helpless animals.
We have spent much of ourselves working to network and ask American citizens to contact their representatives in an effort to enact an amendment since the original law was stricken down and the supporters of the anti-crush movement have been beside us the entire way. So, for those who had expected that by the time a bill had passed into law protecting animals from crushers, we would have been beaten so far into submission that we would no longer be able to fight this cruelty, we say that you underestimate the resolve of those who support us. It is true that we have had our fill of the tears of many close friends and colleagues. It is true that we have been attacked from the inside and out, but you can not, nor will not break us. We are here to stay and we will be a thorn in the sides of brutality and oppression so long as a despicable practice such as this exists.
Since our group seems to have a particular knack for being attacked by sociopaths, psychopaths, animal murderers, and even fanatics from within the movement, we have a message for these “dregs” of humanity. The team at stopcrush.org will not bow or buckle, nor will we falter or placate to egos, threats or attacks.
For crushers in America, this is a warning. You had better crawl back into the holes that you scattered out from because we have plans bent on finding you now that the Animal Crush Prohibition Act is in place, making the videos illegal again. Those of you within the United States who are filming this gutter horror will be rooted out, turned in to the proper authorities and the team at Stopcrush.org will continue working with other activists, globally to help support an initiative to erase this twisted, prurient interest from the face of our world. We will do everything in our power to turn each human eye upon you. We are coming for you.
To every individual who has stood behind and beside us: Any group is only as effective as its supporters and we have the absolute best. We have cried with you and you have been our compass. You are in our hearts.
The Team At