On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. Similarly, child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment. I hope the Supreme Court will see clear to protect animals from such gratuitous harm and exploitation.