posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by Jenna
From what I heard and read the court ruled on the law being too broad...Buzzsaw not scalpel...and while I find animal cruelty sickening, horrific and
sadistic...I have to grudgingly agree with them.
This law needs to be written more narrowly...as it stood PETA could have been prosecuted, FOOD Inc could have been banned, hunting?, Bull fighting/
etc. etc. Buzz saw.
I am no lawyer but if I was to pretend to be one I would include something along the lines of...
Any media produced with the intent of explicitly promoting, endorsing or celebrating the suffering or intentional torture of or cruel acts against
animals....and then I would argue that certain documentaries, hunting videos etc. are not manufactured with the express purpose of celebrating
suffering or cruelty, but rather the past-time of hunting...ditto Documentaries and PETA videos etc...not celebrating the acts, but opposed to them
Maybe it would fly..maybe not...But we have to be conscience of censorship and casting too wide a net.
I think the law reached too much. I blame the folks who crafted it back in 1999. The Obama Administration who were looking to see the law upheld
insisted that they would enforce the law only in acts of "extreme cruelty"...but then what about the next administration? The authors of the law got
ambitious and over-reached.
Write a new law with a scalpel...get it done fast.
Just my 2 cents.
FYI - I met a guy in college about 20 years ago who had a video of him and his friends getting drunk and placing a kitten into a paper bag, dousing it
with gasoline and lighting it on fire...laughing the whole time..he showed it at a party I was at thinking it was funny. These people are out there in
I ended up beating him sensless along with one of his friends who jumped in before I was finally wrestled off of him. I often wonder if he went on to
become a serial killer. That video is one of the things I wish I did not have in my memory, I try to make good use of it as a cautionary reminder
that psychopaths do live among us.
That said...this law was over-reaching and it is a shame. They need to fix it fast...these videos are just porn for psychopaths.