Bluehost Inc. Hosts Live Small Animal Snuff,Crush Site

Bluehost Inc. hosts a website that features extreme cruelty to small animals such as kittens, puppies, rabbits etc. The CEO Matt Heaton of Bluehost has been called an animal abuser by animal rights groups. 

The ACLU opposed legislation to stop live animal crushing. 

  H.R. 5566 was introduced by California Republican

Representative Elton Gallegly.

Gallegly was the sponsor of the original legislation signed into law by then President Bill Clinton.

 On June 22, the United States House of Representatives voted for the “Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010” to outlaw the sale or distribution of “any obscene photograph, motion-picture film, video recording or electronic image” that depicts living animals being intentionally crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated or impaled in a manner that would violate federal or state laws against animal cruelty“
The ASPCA notes that over “262 representatives attached their names to the bill as cosponsors.”  All but three congressmen, voted for the legislation.
Two of the nays are from Georgia, Reps. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Tom Graves (R-Ga.),

A companion bill has not been introduced in the Senate.  The senate is on a month-long recess,campaigning etc. Meanwhile animals are still tortured.

Thanks to the Humane Society of America for the following facts,

  • In 1999, an HSUS investigation uncovered an underground subculture of animal crush videos in which puppies, kittens and other small animals are stomped, smothered and pierced to death, often by women wearing high-heeled shoes, to cater to those with a fetish for viewing this cruel behavior.
  • Legislation originally introduced by Rep. Gallegly and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1999 banned the creation, sale, or possession for interstate or foreign commerce of depictions of illegal and often extreme acts of animal cruelty.
  • Before the 1999 law was enacted, there were approximately 3,000 horrific animal crush videos available in the marketplace, selling for up to $300 apiece.
  • That market disappeared soon after Congress enacted the 1999 law with overwhelming bipartisan support, but since a federal appellate court declared the law unconstitutional in July 2008, crush videos have once again proliferated on the Internet.
    source; Humane Society
Sign the petition and get the senate going



~ by riffenberg on July 25, 2010.

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