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Make Animal "Crush" Videos a Federal Crime ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 935 days ago -
Police in Houston Texas arrested 2 people on Thursday, August 16- (Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Wayne Justice)- for making least 27 videos of animals being tortured and killed.

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Pat B. (355)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:31 pm
ABSOLUTELY.!! TY, Cher. Done.

Nyack Clancy (536)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thank you very much Cher- Noted

Christeen Anderson (658)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:46 pm

Autumn Away S. (151)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:46 pm
signed and noted, TY Cher

Christine Stewart (133)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:46 pm
Signed. The people who buy these videos need to also be punished for their involvement in perpetuating this cruelty!

Kay M. (345)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:50 pm
done, thx.

Julie E. (375)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:55 pm
These people are sick! What is sicker then sick? Ahhh!

pam w. (138)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:56 pm

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:58 pm
Noted, signed with comment below, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.

This makes me so angry. If these people will do this to animals, what is to stop them from harming humans next. Please prosecute them in a Federal Court so that they may receive the fullest punishment allowable by Federal law.

divergent revolution (331)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed. Ty Cher

Erin R. (167)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:20 pm
n & s

naomi cohen (41)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:21 pm
done, cher. thank you.

Ness f. (211)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:54 pm
Most certainly signed!!! Noted on the petition page someone posted this case is being prosecuted!!!

Fran away F. (117)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:08 pm
Fran, You signed on February 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson
Thank you, Cher!

Eternal Gardener (749)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:40 pm

Gabriele R. (24)
Monday February 11, 2013, 8:47 pm
Signed and noted. Absolutely barbaric and heartless.

Sandi C. (233)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:03 pm
this makes me very angry. signed.

Barb Knight (1704)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:09 pm
SIGNED #81 PLZ SIGN!!!!!!!! Thnx Cher!!

Helen Porter (39)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:11 pm
Sick! Sick! Sick!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:15 pm
Signed and noted. There is something seriously twisted about these people. They are dangerous to all.

. (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:44 pm
Signed & Noted. These people are sick, not only the ones who make the videos, but also the ones who few them. Thanks Cher

Jerry B. (120)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:03 pm
Signed and Noted..thanks Cher!

Peggy A. (109)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:39 pm

Val j. (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:40 pm
Where do people come up with these things? Oh my gosh, I never dreamed anyone could find something so abhorent as a form of entertainment. I hope they end it soon!!!

Jodi Ashley (2)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:03 pm
Noted and signed. This is absolutely horrifying

paula eaton (30)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:05 pm
Signed. Lock these POS away and I hope they suffer. This is sick and barbaric. My heart goes out to the animal victims. Any person who buys one of these videos needs to rot in jail.

Leslene Dunn (78)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:22 pm
Noted and signed - monsters that do these things should be beaten to death - they should be made to suffer, to experience what the poor animal had to feel - there is no excuse and nothing could every justify cruelty to a defenceless, voiceless animal.

Mike H. (243)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:22 pm
Michael, You signed on February 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson

Anne W. (11)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:39 pm
Signed. The individuals who do these things should be eliminated from this earth - they serve no useful purpose at all. Thanks for caring and trying to make a positive difference.

Marie W. (67)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:42 pm

Iain A. (65)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:46 pm
noted, signed and commented Janet...They are sicko's and I hope they go to the federal court!...Even 7 years and a $10,000 fine is too lenient for such cruelty!!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:51 pm
Noted and signed.

Carol Bischoff (419)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:55 pm
Noted and signed.

Frans Badenhorst (570)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:08 am
noted & signed (Frans, You signed on February 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson)

.................not oftentimes that I am totally speechless......this is one of them.........

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:08 am
Signed. Those videos should be outlawed since they're not freedome of speech or artistic expression, but pieces of filth that depict gratuitous cruelty to poor helpless animals. Anybody involved in filming, producing, acting in, buying, watching, etc. should be punished to the fullest extent. Thanks Cher!

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:18 am
Signed and noted! This is horrific, how humans get sexual gratification from torturing animals and other humans! sick! sick! sick! Deep psychological therapy for earth!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:05 am
noted + signed

Antiope K. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:08 am
Absolutely sick,horrible & evil!!! Animal cruelty and abuse has become an epidemic!The laws just are not strict enough.A slap on the wrist by prosecutors,only sends the message that it is okay to torture, rape, mutilate or kill innocent animals.Too bad we don't have the death penalty for animal abusers...These kinds of people are the scum of the earth,and there is no sense in keeping them alive!!!!
Signed & shared!Thank you!

Christopher M. (4)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:13 am
Tenth amendment. Wouldn't it be a state crime? Unless it crosses state lines?

caroline s. (83)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:29 am
Sick people. So sick
My heart goes out to the animal victims

Hanna K. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:57 am
SO SICK. Signed.

katarzyna phillips (6)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:10 am
signed and noted. mebbe their punishment should be the same fate as those animals they destroyed. this should NOT be allowed to happen in the first place and it needs to go higher so people know that such actions are PUNISHABLE

Louis Olivencia (41)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:38 am
This should never even be! STOP THIS SICKNESS NOW! I mean NOW!

Elaine Al Meqdad (264)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:43 am

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:56 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:02 am
Olivia, You signed on February 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:29 am
Armand, You signed on February 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson

Birgitta S. (206)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:54 am
TY Cher.


Gabriela V. (172)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:10 am
S&S, thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:21 am
Barbara, You signed on February 12, 2013. Noted, signed, shared. This is truly sick!!

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:58 am
Eso es una verdadera aberración, esas personas están realmente enfermas, ya solo por eso deberían estar encerradas si no es en una cárcel , en un centro psiquiatrico

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:29 am
S&N thx:))

Carmen S. (619)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:41 am
thanks Cher, this is absolutely sick, noted and signed

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:56 am
S&N Wish we could crush those who do this!

maria king (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:59 am
crime on a animal should be punished like a crime on a child..

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:15 am

Penny C. (88)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:27 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:35 am
Noted Monika :-0 Disgusting Act Cher :-0 Tnx

cherri martinez (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:52 am
remove these sick individuals permanently from society life no parole federal charge all involved including prosecution for those who buy for their sick sexual pleasure because you will not rehabilitate someone from their sexual preference or their fetishes so must strictly and permanently prosecute .I have had enough of letting this happen . I need everyone reading this to get involved and send your response to us attorney to be prosecuted always as a federal crime no matter where it happens

CherAway C. (1471)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:53 am

Thnx so much everyone!!!!


Sandi C. (233)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:02 am
signed earlier.

Sara W. (107)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:42 am
Gladly signed. So sick.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:49 am
Those perverted sickos should not be allowed to live among us. They should be locked in a an asylum.
Imagine getting your thrills from the pain and terror of helpless little animals!
They can't be fully human.
Personaly I'd like tyo shoot them in the head, they are not needed withion the human race.
But since I can't, I hope they meet up a similar fate.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:51 am

Veerle V. (49)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:58 am
Signed, thank you Cher !

Nancy Billings (125)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:10 am
These SICKO HEARTLESS MONSTERS should be put in a car crusher and crushed like they did to the innocent little angels they Tortured &Murdered !

signed ~ TY Cher

Esther Z. (96)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:47 am
Noted and signed.

Thomas P. (448)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:47 am
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Natasha Salgado (638)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:48 am
Signed with anger and disgust. These appalling images need to be banned and off the internet. These sub-humans need be punished ASAP and sent to the nearest Mental Institution for at least 10 years. What a world this is.

Lisa Neste (736)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:00 am
Lisa, You signed on February 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidso

Debbie W. (130)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:39 am

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:46 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:03 am
The sick bastards who make these films (and watch them!) need to be removed from society permanently.
Noted and signed.

Valerie H. (133)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:13 am
Thank you, signed

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:19 am
A total waste of space the people ( or low life ) are that do this I saw one of these on the news one day from some asian country They are so distressing They definately need to go to a high court with harsh sentences as an example to others who want to do this They have to get this stamped out Wish someone could stamp all over them till they are dead No worse than dead obliterated !!
signed ¬ed

Constance F. (429)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:34 am
Ditto Carol. Do the world a favor and off themselves. Signed, thank you.

Pamela W. (75)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:47 am
Noted. Signed and commented. This type of thing is ONE instance which would convince me that there needs to be some form of censure on the internet ..... if these PSYCHOS couldn't use it, or got caught and heavily prosecuted, this could be "nipped in the bud" !!!!!

Victoria Pohrebna (280)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:55 am
Victoria, You signed on February 12, 2013.

Pamela W. (75)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:04 am
Christopher M...... Go back to the "threads" and post your argumentative comments there, where "some" might appreciate them !!! You don't even possess what is needed to comment on these subjects - i.e. a HEART !!!!!

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:15 am
Signed & noted

Ruth C. (262)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:19 am

Ellen Gaston (21)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:24 am
I think this already is a Federal crime.

Shawna S. (45)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:31 am
noted and signed...and simply WTF????

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:40 am
The people involved in making these videos should be the victims. Absolutely rid the world of people like them.

Ann P. (17)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:57 am
Noted and signed. Peace ☮ L♥ve.

. (7)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:57 am
WTF is right Shawna! I've seen many horrible hurtful things here, but these sickos are using baby animals etc., for a sexual turn on??? I'd love to turn on them, with a machete !!!

Stephanie Reap (192)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:14 pm
just when i think it can't get any worse!

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:58 pm
Signed and Noted.

michelle m. (41)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm
Disgusting bastrds, exterminate them!

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:08 pm

Ruth R. (220)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:14 pm

Czerny A. (20)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:34 pm
The punishment for these sickos should be commensurate with their crime. Parts of their bodies and extremities should be crushed.

Emma S. (235)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:40 pm
Done! Thank you, Cher.

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:27 pm
signed-thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:56 pm
I would like to CRUSH them

Dawn Mason (129)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:37 pm

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:03 pm

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:09 pm
noted / signed earlier today

Valeria Komissarova (1)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:29 pm
Thank you, signed

Aaron Bouchard (153)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:37 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Jade N. (22)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:55 pm
Absolutely sickening. Thank you for sharing. Signed and noted.

Laurie S. (73)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:37 pm
Laurie, You signed on February 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson

Valerie Disle (66)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:45 pm
signed and noted

Jeannette A. (137)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:00 pm
I cannot forgive this kind of cruel, hateful behavior... there is nothing horrible enough to fit this crime. These people are not redeemable as human beings and should be taken away from any contact with life of any kind.

Wendy M. (54)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:28 pm
This is absolutely revolting. So, so sad. Signed and noted. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:33 pm

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:37 pm
I am passionate about instituting harsher punishments against those who abuse animals. Let the punishment fit the crime! It is long overdo for the makers of animal crush videos to be put down and never allowed to perpetrate such violence against animals again!
TY Cher!

Freya H. (339)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:41 pm
Signed in rage! Anybody who makes or gets off on these totally evil things makes the worst villain from the movies look like a saint.

Suzanne L. (132)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:29 pm
Signed. The max. penalty allowed by law in Texas hardly fits the seriousness of these crimes. These are depraved people. Unfortunately, these kinds of films have become 'trendy' amongst certain groups. Some were actually posted on Youtube several years ago. To learn more about this and to become more of an activist against it check out StopCrush.Org.

Lisa Zarafonetis (172)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:12 pm
I hope these pieces of sh!ts rot in hell!!! Gladly Signed & Shared!!! :(

Tal H. (10)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:28 pm

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:52 pm

Ram Reddy (7)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:40 am

Elie N. (14)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:31 am

Yvonne F. (176)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:54 am
Soooooooooo signed!!!!!!!!!!! How can this not be banned?????????????? As if this is not animal abuse!!??
Thanks Cher for posting so I could sign!!!!!

jaya Sinha (26)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:14 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:32 am

. (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:18 am
I really hope that the US law "Crush" these two dirty bastards Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Wayne.
Signed and noted - thank you dear Cher

Jan Garen (81)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:53 am
Signed and noted. These are deranged psychotic dangerous monsters and so are the people that buy the videos.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:22 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:22 pm

Elizabeth M. (68)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:57 pm
Noted and Absolutely signed. I had never heard of this until today. There sure are some sick people out there in this world. I hope they go to Federal Court and serve a long time!

Valentina R. (8)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:25 pm
Already signed. These videos must be banned, and the culprits shall be put in jail, or better yet, executed in the same way depicted in their sick snuff videos.

rene davis (74)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:56 pm

aj E. (164)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:02 pm

Migi H. (19)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:49 pm
Signed. I hope they get what they deserve and not get off lightly for their disgusting acts towards defenceless animals!

Kerstin Strobl (421)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:01 pm
Signed, thank you Cher

Arild Warud (173)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:47 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Simone (1)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:20 am
A loucura humana parece infinita! Pessoas se dedicam a crueldade absoluta, o que houve com suas almas, suas mentes e seus corações? Prendam estes, mas como evitar que aconteça de novo?

Tania Koshman (7)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:34 am
noted and signed

Pami W. (236)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:36 am
7 years is not enough to pay for this cruelty. Noted and signed.

Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:20 am
signed and noted

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:57 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:58 am

Sylvia Wulf (15)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:18 pm
This is about the most revolting thing I have heard of in some time. Signed and noted with profound disgust.

Joy McRonald AWAY (144)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:59 pm
Signed and noted

Sunny H. (13)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:09 pm
Signed and noted. I agree with last poster, Sylvia. This is one of the the most disgusting practices ever!! These people are souless and sick, I said on the petition. An example needs to be made that such behavior won't be tolerated in any way shape or form!!!

Erin Walden (16)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:34 pm

cathie S. (154)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:08 pm
OMG this is sick sign n shared thank you

Alex Keir (2)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:08 pm
signed gladly

Marilyn M. (145)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:15 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:16 am
Grrrr Lock the BASTARDS up and throw away the key

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:34 am
These people are all seriously ill! They need immediate treatment!

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:28 am

Susanne P. (18)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:40 am
Gladly signed.
Eberyone involved in that horrible business - suppliers and buyers - should be sentenced to the max !!

S M. (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:32 am
Modern media indulges sadism and pawn and Authorities must catch-up with appropriate laws to discourage for health/safety of society as ever has been the case before IT came into being.

Phillip A. (109)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:31 am
Wow - I never ceased to be amazed at the amount of diseased minds out there. I'm also amazed that "Crush"' videos aren't already considered to be a federal crime. Someone needs to explain that one to me...

Jane H. (139)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:20 pm
n and s

Lord Wolfen (10)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:45 pm

Steve S. (67)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:46 pm
Steve, You signed on February 16, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson

federico bortoletto (39)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:50 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.

Betty Kelly (4)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:06 pm
These vide0s are sickening and should absolutely be illegal.

Lauren Nagel (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:44 am
great cause, can't believe that this even exists

Alison A. (242)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:49 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Estelle S. (13)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:12 pm

Michela m. (4050)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:01 pm


Victoria Wood (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:46 am
Signed and Tweeted xx

Beth M. (244)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:18 pm

Marilyn K. (50)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:23 am
Noted & Signed! Anyone who would torture or kill an animal should receive the same penalty as a person would receive for killing a person. Whether it is a person or an animal you are taking a life in a hideious and cruel manner of a thinking, loving, defenseless being of this earth. You should forfeit your own life for such a crime.

Wendy F. (45)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 11:15 am

alicia m. (97)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 11:37 pm
noted, signed, gracias michael

Judith Hand (56)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 10:50 am
Noted and signed with comment.

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Monday January 12, 2015, 10:19 am
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