Never doubt that one person can make a difference. One person did by alerting PETA to disturbing video footage online of animals being tortured and killed for sexual gratification. This week, Houston, Tex., residents Brent Justice and Ashley Nicole Richards were indicted by a federal grand jury for creating and distributing what are known as “crush” videos. This is the first time in U.S. history that a crush case has resulted in federal charges. And it’s all thanks to a tip that PETA received from one concerned individual.
Crush videos depict women torturing animals to death to satisfy the sexual fetishes of those who watch them. PETA’s Emergency Response Team worked around the clock to find the perpetrators who had crushed kittens and rats with their stiletto heels and used knives, pliers and screwdrivers to torture
Long before Luka Magnotta became a household name in Canada and the subject of an international manhunt, he was pursued by a group of online vigilantes desperate to stop a man they were convinced had killed animals for pleasure.
For many people in North and South Carolina, the story of teenagers Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce was one of hope and then heartbreak.
The Bandys High School seniors went missing in mid-October on a trip to Myrtle Beach and were found two weeks later in a submerged car in the Wateree River in South Carolina.
Troopers believe the car went off the left side of the road narrowly missing a guardrail, down a steep embankment and came to a stop in the river.
The boys were found by volunteer searchers from the Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons out of Wilmington, NC. The teens’ families filed a report with the CUE Center on October 14, the day after the teens went missing.
The director of the CUE Center says the organization worked