We have previously discussed the disgusting fetish for “crush videos” — films where small animals and birds are crushed under stiletto heels, boots and objects or stabbed to death. Now, Ashley Nichole Richards, 23, and Brent Wayne Justice, 52, have been given long sentences for their roles in making such videos. Richards was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to three counts of animal cruelty while Justice, 52, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for cruelty to animals.
Justice filmed Richards who would appear scantily dressed as she stabbed animals including a puppy, a kitten and a chicken. In addition to chopping off their limbs, she would also sometimes urinate on them while making sexual comments to the camera. What is truly frightening is not just people like this who would make such films but the demand for such films worldwide.
These sentences offer a badly needed deterrent for those who make and distribute such films.