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New Law Targets Animal Cruelty Movies

 

Animal cruelty laws already existed in the U.S., of course, but in December 1999 Congress decided to amend the U.S. Code (title 18) specifically to outlaw the profiting from films depicting cruelty to animals.

 

The new law was provoked by the rise of "crush" movies in which animals are killed to satisfy a sexual perversion, but it can also be used to prosecute animal rights groups who make "snuff" movies and then use them in fundraising.

 

In its final version, exceptions were introduced to the law following intense lobbying by America's largest animal rights group, the Humane Society of the US. But the law still has teeth.

 

Any animal rights group found making or profiting from such a movie must now demonstrate that the movie has "serious religious, political, scientific, educational, journalistic, historical, or artistic value." And in seeking to do so, they will also have to authenticate the material in the movie - something purveyors of staged footage are never willing to do.

 

The amended title 18 of the U.S. Code to punish the depiction of animal cruelty follows:

 

Sec. 48. Depiction of animal cruelty

 

(a) Creation, Sale, or Possession - Whoever knowingly creates, sells, or possesses a depiction of animal cruelty with the intention of placing that depiction in interstate or foreign commerce for commercial gain, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

 

(b) Exception - Subsection (a) does not apply to any depiction that has serious religious, political, scientific, educational, journalistic, historical, or artistic value.

 

© Definitions - In this section -

 

(1) the term "depiction of animal cruelty" means any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such conduct is illegal under Federal law or the law of the State in which the creation, sale, or possession takes place, regardless of whether the maiming, mutilation, torture, wounding, or killing took place in the State; and

 

(2) the term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States

 

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That is astounding as a find - a total encapsultion of most of the issues of false films / editorials - I presume this will go into the library - wonderful find, thanks

 

auzmink

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Yes. It is a Title 18 (Federal) crime to PROFIT from the making and/or distribution of a film/video that depicts the killing or abuse of an animal.

 

Any animal rights group found making or profiting from such a movie must now demonstrate that the movie has "serious religious, political, scientific, educational, journalistic, historical, or artistic value." And in seeking to do so, they will also have to authenticate the material in the movie - something purveyors of staged footage are never willing to do.

 

In short, those films that PeTA punks pass around the internet that show animals being killed so that people will be coerced into joining PeTA are ILLEGAL.

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Wow Should we therefore send this article to 'youtube' for every PETA film on-line there and ask them to withdraw They would probably say the TV have no links to ' joining campaign' , but it is powerful stuff.

 

Auzmink

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As we have suspected and on occation had proof.

 

PeTA's "truth" is not about TRUTH at all.

 

It's a perverted Mission-Calling from the demented B%9#h in Norfolk.

 

 

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