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US District Judge Sim Lake

Dear Judge Lake..

we the undersigned are disgusted in your recent decision and comments about ANIMAL CRUSH videos.

You sir have stated " that the law abridges the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment.” .

You sir believe that : Torturing animals and filming their painful deaths is an activity protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Please rethink this appalling decision on your part, and instead do something kind and work together with other parties/ agencies and prosecute / punish those people who commit these heinous acts of animal cruelty, instead of letting them walk free.

Sincerely..

Signed,

Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

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Judge: Animal snuff films protected by 1st Amendment..

DEMAND THAT JUDGE SIM LAKE RETHINKS HIS DECISION ON ANIMAL CRUSH VIDEOS!

In an opinion issued this week, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake tossed...

Judge: Animal snuff films protected by 1st Amendment..

DEMAND THAT JUDGE SIM LAKE RETHINKS HIS DECISION ON ANIMAL CRUSH VIDEOS!

In an opinion issued this week, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake tossed out charges against a Houston couple accused of violating the federal "animal crush video" statute. Lake wrote that the law "abridges the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment." 

Torturing animals and filming their painful deaths is an activity protected by the U.S. Constitution, according to a federal judge in Texas.

  1. Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice allegedly created and distributed violent sex fetish videos -- animal snuff films -- that depicted the torture of puppies, kittens, rabbits, and other animals.
  2.  In one of the videos, Richards was seen torturing a pit bull puppy. 
  3. According to the Houston Chronicle, Richards bound the puppy's mouth with tape, cut its back leg with a meat cleaver, slit its throat and severed the dog's head from its body. 
  4. Other videos purportedly show Richards crushing crawfish, crabs and lobsters under her bare feet or stilettos. According to the Houston Press, Richards allegedly stomped a kitten then ground her shoe heel into the animal's eye-socket. 

NEWS LINK: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Judge_Animal_snuff_films_protected_by_1st_Amendment.html?gjgj&fb_source=message

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