are videos of animals being crushed
by being stepped on. The term hard crush
refers to videos portraying the compaction death of larger animals (e.g. reptiles, birds, mammals), while the term soft crush
refers to such videos involving smaller animals (usually invertebrates).
The legality of crush films and the actual practice of crushing varies by region, however, many have been posted on web sites and are available for download via the Internet, making the control of their distribution difficult.
There are currently no known laws forbidding the crushing of live invertebrates
, although the production or trade of crush erotica involving vertebrates
is condemned by opponents of animal cruelty
, is illegal in many countries, including the United Kingdom
, and has previously been banned in the United States.
In 1999, the United States Congress enacted a statute affecting the legality of crush films which criminalized the creation, sale, and possession of depictions of animal cruelty, though with an exception for "any... Read More