For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing, and stomping on and slowly crushing animals—from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless. Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who torture and kill puppies, rabbits, and other animals.
Today, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (US$198,000) each for their part in making the videos.
This huge victory began with a single compassionate person…
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