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Philippine bill criminalizing video recorded animal cruelty pushed

July 13, 2011 - Manila: A measure penalising video-recorded animal cruelty has been filed before the legislature, as proponents hope to send the message that hurting animals for fun and profit is not the work of a normal person.

Representatives Irwin Tieng and Mariano Michael Velarde of the BUHAY co-authored House Bill 4595, which wants to put a stop in the production of so-called "animal crush videos" that certain Internet sites market in their webpages.

Tieng said animal crush videos cater to those with sexual fetishes, or unusual fondness to certain objects and living things to attain arousal.

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