Forbid Barbaric ‘Animal Crush’ Videos

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Target: United States District Judge Sim Lake

Goal: Demand that Judge Lake rethink his recent decision allowing animal crush videos to be filmed and distributed

Judge Sim Lake recently threw out the charges against a Houston couple accused of creating horrific animal crush videos, thus violating the federal “animal crush video” statute. Animal crush videos are a type of pornography that usually depicts a woman wearing high heels crushing or torturing small animals until they die. The couple recently accused, Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice, created particularly gruesome footage.

Richards and Justice filmed and distributed various videos featuring the barbaric torture of rabbits, puppies, kittens, and crustaceans. In one video, Richards tortures a pit bull puppy by taping its mouth closed, and then cutting into its hind leg with a meat cleaver before finally slitting its throat and beheading it. In another, Richards stomps crawfish, crabs, and lobster under her stilettos. A third video depicts her shoving her stiletto heel in the eye-socket of a kitten. 

Richards and Justice were arrested after animal rights activists complained vigorously, and the couple was charged with violating the animal crush video statute. When the case reached Judge Lake however, he threw it out, claiming that there were dangerous implications in the animal crush video statute itself. The statute outlaws all recordings of intentional animal cruelty, claiming that media documentation of an animal being “subjected to serious bodily injury” is obscene.

Judge Lake ruled however, that this could prohibit other activities, like showing the “humane slaughter of a stolen cow.” He therefore ruled that the law was too broad and violated the First Amendment. Demand that Judge Lake rethink his decision and convict Richards and Justice for committing barbaric acts of animal cruelty.

PETITION LETER:

Dear Judge Lake,

The recently thrown out case against Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice needs to be given a second consideration. Under the “animal crush video” statute, their actions are clearly obscene, and therefore illegal. There is no way to argue against the validity of this statement – the acts of gross violence the couple committed and filmed are utterly appalling. These videos are disturbing on every level, and their creation must be halted.

This cannot happen unless Richards and Justice experience the legal consequences of their actions. The time for protesting the statute is not now, when there is clearly obscene activity taking place. Instead, the new statute must be utilized to bring two cruel human beings to justice.

Animals cannot speak, and sometimes our legal system must give them a voice. Richards and Justice committed brutal acts of violence against small animals, and they must face the consequences of their cruelty. Also, others must be dissuaded from creating similar materials so that this practice can begin to end once and for all. The fate of these animals matters, and the statute must be upheld to protect them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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67 Comments

  1. This sh*t head is no judge. I agree with all the posters but especially the one that said let’s put him in a crush video and see if he has a different opinion then and also the poser who said I bet he gets off on this stuff. His computer should be checked! Hes’ probably a degenerate like these freaks who do these videos and the freaks that buy and watch them. Karma will rain down on all you degenerate pos because what goes around, comes around! Hope that gets put on videos! I’d LOVE to watch that!

    • cass anderson says:

      Well said! There’s never justice for animals via the system, so I’d happily tear these evil bastards myself. I am so sick of pussyfooting about these issues.

  2. What is the matter with this judge?? He should be taken off the court since he evidently doesn’t have a heart. How could anyone think that being so evil,cruel and inhumane is OK ANYWHERE BY ANYONE???

    THIS CASE MUST BE RECONSIDERED AND THESE MONSTERS MUST BE PUNISHED.

  3. this judge needs to be thrown off of the bench,and out of court. He should
    never be able to return. These cowards,killers,and calloused s.o.b.’s need to be thrown in jail for the rest of their lives. There need not be any laws of any
    kind to protect any insane killer as this. The best justice for these types
    would be to give them the same treatment. How could anyone defend this
    type of behavior? What about the rights of these animals?

  4. Vile and evil Judge Lake should be put to death. A monster like this bastard should be killed in the same way some of those innocent and helpless crush victims endured.
    Any psychopathic monster caught torturing innocent and helpless animals for these sickening crush videos should be jailed for life. Or eradicated from this planet. Making sure they suffer in agony the same as their innocent and helpless victims.

  5. This vile and evil Judge Sim Lake, Richards and Justice should all be put to death by the same horrific unimaginable torture and suffering they committed against their innocent and helpless victims.
    Please someone eradicate them all from this planet. Making sure they all suffer in agony the same as their innocent and helpless victims.
    What the fuck is going on when monsters like these get away with such vile sadism and evilness. And this sadistic and heartless Judge Sim Lake defends these vile and sadistic monsters from hell. This fuck probably enjoys watching the sadism and evilness and gets a hard on from his sickening and callous evilness.This is sadism and evilness at its worst.

  6. Daniela Bress says:

    Oh, what a worthless society that really needs petitions to urge its’ members to behave as if they were living beings, capable of feeling compassion, acting decently and that had true values.

    We’re really a bunch of ignorant, greedy, hypocritical, vicious, destructive and useless individuals – disgusting!

  7. TERESA DEPAULA says:

    Evil Cruelty to animals by this Couple! This couple should be banned from ever owning any animal and should be fined $10,000.00 given to Houston Humane Society. What they did to the dog is PURE EVIL CRUELNESS! How could any judge not put them in jail for minimum of 6 months & $10k fine!!
    Those who Allow Evil to Exist are Just as bad as those inflicting the horrific Evil Cruelty to animals.

  8. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Judge Lake needs to be reported to the Governor and State Attorney Generals office, please forward petition. He is in direct violation of the law and needs to be held accountable!

  9. kay allan says:

    WELL SHAME ON THIS IDIOTIC JUDGE, WHAT A DICK, TO LET SOME ONE OFF AFTER DOING SOMETHING SO EVIL, THEY SHOULD BE TORTURED TO DEARTH, THEY SHOULD BE WIPED OF THE PLANET, SOME ONE MUST KNOW THESE PEOPLE, MAYBE ONE DAY THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY DESERVE, HERE’S HOPING.

  10. Darrell41 says:

    There should be a REAL law against this cruelty, period, not just the recording of it. I’m glad these scum are recording their entertainments, THAT is evidence that can be used against them. I’m going to Youtube to see if that bitch Richards and her ‘boyfriend’ have been called out there .

  11. Lynn I love your response. The Judge is obviously one of the “good ol boys.”

  12. What’s wrong with this piece of shit Sim Lake?

  13. Sophie Garfunkle says:

    This article literally made me burst into tears. How can people live with themselves after killing helpless animals like kittens and puppies and how can people watch these videos with no shame. THIS BS MUST BE STOPPED!

  14. any person who does this is not of this great earth now. to hell with you animal crushing soul now.

  15. S.Browning says:

    We want kindness to animals taught and made TOP priority. Never abuse an animal for fun. Hideous and cowardly.

    I will always defend animals against the cruelty of people. I wonder how many governments can make that claim.

  16. Massimo Salomoni says:

    probably the judge loves that kind of videos….

  17. Maybe the judge has other motives. I wonder if he partakes in this disgusting practice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Cynthia Howell says:

    MAN THE PHUCK UP THOSE WHO PERSONALLY KNOW THEM !

    OPEN A CAN OF VIGILANTE STREET JUSTICE ON THEIR PUNK-ASSES !!!! FREAK’S

  19. Brenda Smith says:

    No horrific must be stopped.

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