Crush Videos or ‘animal snuff movies’ are videos of animal cruelty showing innocent animals such as puppies and kittens being slowly crushed to death under the feet of women for the viewing pleasure of sick individuals.
The sick people who produce, participate and watch these porn films have terms to describe the torture they inflict on certain classes of animals. for example:
- Hard Crush are videos where larger animals are crushed to death for sexual gratification. Larger animals include Birds, Reptiles and Mammals
- Soft Crush are videos where smaller animals are crushed to death. For example invertebrates
These obscene acts have apparently been happening for many years. Unfortunately the downside of the Internet and Social Media means it is impossible to stop the visibility and publication of such acts.
What Happens In These Videos
image below is a still from a crush video. It depicts dogs chained up
and being stood on. I really can’t bring myself to watch any of the
I cannot understand this. It must be one of the most degrading acts human can do!
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Crush videos: I see Sadness, Pain and Blood In This Picture
Where are these peoples Compassion? Empathy? Soul? Such video’s are available online if anyone looks in the ‘right’ places, and on the black market for around $60. This ‘industry’ generate hundreds of thousands of pounds a year! Just think about that for a minute!
Is this the price these sick and twisted people put on an innocent animals life?
Who knows what makes these people like such torture? Apparently those with this sick fetish actually fantasize that they are the ones that are being crushed.
This begs the obvious question: Why don’t they take part in the video’s themselves instead of the poor defenseless animals?
The films are about 20 minutes long. The woman dishing out the torture is filmed from the legs down and inflicts slow torture by breaking the animals bones, slashing them open with Sharpe stilettos, poking their eyes out and other horrendous acts of wanton cruelty and violence.
The videos’ end by the animals being crushed to death beneath the stiletto or by being sat on.
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An Innocent Kitten Being Prepared to be Crushed
Innocent Kitten Getting Crushed
I will quote from another page I read whilst researching this page:
“This kind of abuse puts a black face on humanity […] These animals suffer fear, confusion, and horrible pain at the hands of
these vile people. The ones who watch and obtain sexual gratification
are just as culpable because they drive the demand. We should never turn
our backs to any kind of torture, murder, and abuse.”
Source: Yahoo Voices
I couldn’t agree with this statement more. These sick people need to be stopped NOW!
The Legal Status of Crush Video’s varies by region, but more shockingly, by animal category!
The production or trade of these sick video’s depicting Vertebrate (Animals with a backbone) is illegal in many countries such as the UK and the USA. Unfortunately it is not illegal in all countries!
In the US there were lots of legal arguments about things like exceptions to the illegal status of such video’s. For example, there was an argument about how such video’s should be exempt from prosecution if they were produced for religious or artistic value.
Of course that was a stupid argument and in 2010 the bill was signed by President Obama confirming the criminalisation of such videos.
The most shocking discovery of all is the fact that there are no laws protecting Invertebrates (Animals without a backbone) from Animal Snuff Videos!
Despite the ruling in the US, the nature of the Internet makes ending crush videos very difficult. There are lots of technical tricks online which blur the application of the law and also makes tracking these monsters so difficult.
Applying the Law
In 2002 the UK recorded its first crush video case. A man and 3 women from the Stoke-on-Trent area pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and conspiracy to publish obscene material.
They were making making videos of animals being tortured and killed.
Craig Chapman, 27, Christine Besford, 25, Sarah Cooke, 21, and Theraza
Smallwood, 22, pleaded guilty to crushing a kitten, a guinea
pig and a number of mice
I don’t know what sentence they received, but I hope it was a long one. Lets not forget this is the type of thing they were doing:
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The Remains Of A Baby Rabbit
The prosecution rate in the USA for producing these videos is still low today. The first case in the US was brought against Thomas Capriola, a 27 year old from Long Island.
Police raided the home he shared with his mother and found an aquarium full of mice and several pairs of women’s shoes with blood and guts all over them.
The quote below from the Guardian Newspaper shows what lengths the producers will go to – to make money:
“An undercover investigator who managed to penetrate a ring was asked to
crush a dog and was given step-by-step instructions on how to carry out
torture that would last 90 minutes before the animal actually died, in
order to produce a ‘feature length’ film that could be sold for a higher
The Best Way To Report Crush Films Seen Online
As with all evidence of animal cruelty uploaded on the Internet, it is important to report crush videos shown on the web to the correct place instead of complaining to the website.
This is so the evidence can be investigated with an aim to prosecutions being brought. Many people complain to the website, not realising that if the video evidence is taken off the website, there is no longer the evidence available to have them prosecuted.
Please see how to report videos showing animal cruelty you see on the web, including in crush films, on this page: Online Animal Cruelty Videos: The best Way To Report Them.
Other things you can do to help stop this cruelty include:
- Check what you are about to watch. Do not contribute to the viewing figures. Stop watching the video when you realise it is a crush video.
- Download the video to your computer and send it with the URL to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT complain to the website as directed above
- If such a video is linked to My space or Facebook, for example, alert the Website Support team in addition to the proper authorities.
Humanity is depraved and these video’s are up there with the most sickening things anyone could ever do.
We can all talk about how terrible these acts are, but words alone will not help stop the senseless cruelty that is inflicted on poor defenseless animals every day.
Stand up and be counted! Sign petitions against all types of animal cruelty. Report any evidence you stumble across to the right authorities. do not let these scumbags get away with it!