The Senate “has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the creation, sale and distribution of so-called ‘crush videos’ — sexual fetish films in which small animals are maimed or killed,” the AFP reports.
The Senate passed the legislation late Tuesday. It now goes to the US House of Representatives, which passed its own version of the bill in July.
The Senate version goes further than the House legislation in that it specifically prohibits the creation of animal crush videos, not just their sale.
It also prohibits such videos from being distributed for free, a common practice on the Internet via file-sharing per-to-peer networks.
The Senate version was inserted into House bill H.R. 5566.
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