New South Wales becomes Australia’s first state to ban horrific animal sniffing videos

NSW becomes first state to ban horrific fetish videos in which puppies and kittens are crushed after investigation finds thousands of sick videos ‘easily available’ to Australians

  • New South Wales becomes the first state to ban animal ‘crush’ videos
  • Fetish videos contain horrific torture of animals, mostly puppies and kittens
  • Research has shown that thousands of videos are readily available to the Australian public


New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to ban animal cruelty videos after the inhumane footage began to infiltrate the country’s dark web.

Animal crush or animal ‘snuff’ videos are horrific versions of extreme porn and fetish videos that involve the torture of animals, usually puppies and kittens.

An amendment to the Crimes Act passed through both houses on Thursday to ban the production, distribution and possession of bestiality and animal love videos, marking a milestone for animal activists.

Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst said of animal love videos “you watch it and wish you never had it” and said the motion was a necessary step for animal rights.

“Seeing these videos has made me desperate to get them to stop. This should be criminalized,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.

“I actually can’t believe that owning and trading these videos was legal. Now that this law has been passed in NSW, we need the same laws all over the country – and I won’t rest until we do.”

New South Wales becomes the first state in Australia to ban animal cruelty videos after the inhumane footage began to infiltrate the country’s dark web

MP Emma Hurst said of animal love videos 'you watch it and wish you never had it' and said the motion was a necessary step for animal rights

MP Emma Hurst said of animal love videos ‘you watch it and wish you never had it’ and said the motion was a necessary step for animal rights

A recent survey found that thousands of animal crush videos are readily available to Australians, accessed through simple web searches and even on social media accounts.

The videos, which range from crushing crabs and snails to torturing puppies and kittens, have been bought, downloaded and shared by a disturbed segment of the public.

Ms Hurst said that while most of the videos were filmed abroad, there is evidence of production in Australia and the law is the first step to prevent the practice from happening again.

“It is shocking that this amendment was even necessary. This was a dangerous gap in our laws that urgently needed to be addressed,” she said.

Animal crush of animal 'snuff' videos are horrific versions of extreme porn and fetish videos where animals are tortured, usually puppies and kittens

Animal crush of animal ‘snuff’ videos are horrific versions of extreme porn and fetish videos where animals are tortured, usually puppies and kittens

Ms Hurst said that while most of the videos were filmed abroad, there is evidence of production in Australia and the law is the first step to prevent the practice from happening again.

Ms Hurst said that while most of the videos were filmed abroad, there is evidence of production in Australia and the law is the first step to prevent the practice from happening again.

“In addition to the horrific suffering of the animals involved, there is a clear link between animal sadism and violence against humans, making it an important warning sign of other violent crimes.

“While most animal love videos are shot abroad, owning and trading these videos in Australia creates a market for this horrific material.

“By banning possession, we can also help end animal cruelty.”

The new laws include a maximum of five years in prison for the production and distribution of animal love videos.

There is also a maximum of three years in prison for possession of the videos.

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