Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Clears First Hurdle

By Lisa Wade McCormick

June 27, 2010

A bill designed to stop the sale of videos that depict grisly acts of animal cruelty has cleared its first hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the narrowly-crafted H.R. 5566, which gives law enforcement the tools needed to crack down on people who traffic videos that show such heinous acts as the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, and impaling of puppies, kittens, and other animals.

Read more about the measure - which comes in response to a Supreme Court decision that overturned an earlier law - by clicking here.

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