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Alleged Cruel Crush Video Producers Standing Trial in Philippines

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CatIt’s true: One person really can make a difference. In 2011, PETA received a report from a concerned citizen about several disturbing “crush” videos—violent fetish films that depict the torture of animals for perverse and twisted sexual gratification. That report led to a yearlong investigation by PETA in cooperation with the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation and the arrest of the alleged creators of the videos, Dorma and Vicente Ridon. Testimony is currently underway, and the Ridons are in custody while they stand trial.

The videos allegedly produced by the Ridons show scantily clad girls—some of them underage—torturing, mutilating, and killing animals. The subjects crushed puppies beneath their feet until they vomited their internal organs, set rabbits on fire and skinned them alive, burned a dog with a clothes iron, and stabbed a monkey and dogs in the eye with the sharp end of a stiletto heel.

Initially, the Ridons faced only charges of cruelty to animals and child abuse, but thanks to PETA and the Department of Justice, new charges have been added, including violations of the Philippine Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, and further child-abuse charges.

PETA is working hard to keep this case moving forward by attending every testimony and trial date. A judgment is expected for the Ridons in early 2014. This is a precedent-setting case that sends a clear message to people around the world: If you make such videos, you will be caught and you will go to jail.

One person made a tremendous difference in this case, simply by reporting something  on the Internet. For animals in danger, one phone call or e-mail can mean the difference between life and death. Please, if you witness or hear about cruelty to animals, never be silent.

Posted by Edwina Baier


Comments

  1. Arden...
    June 20th, 2013, 7:25 am

    It’s great that they were caught, but it just really disgusts me that anyone would even do this. Animals will feel just as much pain as we would if any of this was done to us. And in the end, isn’t that all that matters? Animal rights don’t mean the right to vote or own property, just the right to not have any of this done to them. Is that so much to ask for? What is wrong with the world? It breaks my heart. Truly, this may be the saddest thing I’ve ever read. I wish that everything that was done to these animals could be done to the sick bastards that did it to them. This is disgusting. It breaks my heart. I don’t believe there’s a hell, but sometimes I wish there was so that people like these could burn in it for an eternity of damnation. They disgust me.

  2. Nelia Tolosa...
    October 4th, 2013, 10:39 am

    This is a disgrace… Dogs are living beings.. And they love humans unconditionally.. I lost my dog 6 months ago.. I cried for days. and I still ache whenever I think about him..I want to see these girls punished….Shame on these girls.. I believe in KARMA.. what goes around comes around..I am glad something is being done to punish these devils… this will be a clear message to others to respect “LIFE” …

  3. Helle...
    November 14th, 2013, 6:35 am

    I have to say people are on something drugs or whatever it is soo sick that there must be something wrong with peoples mind , really sick it is .

  4. adair hobbs...
    November 14th, 2013, 10:48 am

    These people are monsters. They have no consciences and feel no remorse or guilt at all for what they do. This is the type of behavior that serial killers have been known to do before they start killing humans. These people need to be locked away for the rest of their pathetic, evil lives – or, even better, executed.

  5. Rebecca Nieto...
    November 14th, 2013, 3:51 pm

    Thank you to PETA for your amazing work. I hope that these disgusting ‘people’ are brought to justice and it puts others off. I’m horrified that there is a market for these videos

  6. C.Singh...
    January 25th, 2014, 7:27 pm

    No words!! This is even worse and beyound horror!! I don’t know how some people can even think like this. Animals feel pain, they have such innocent eyes and souls that how can one even think hurting them!!! Great work PETA, hope you F****** put all these culprits behind bars for life and I hope even more so that their eyes get poked too in prison!! And more!!

  7. C.Singh...
    January 25th, 2014, 7:30 pm

    There are such lovely people like PETA who stop cruelty against animals and there are sick humans like these you just read about. No words no words!!!!!!!! Makes me very angry inside, luckly I’m not present where these culprits are right now. Like someone already said KARMA!!! They will get it back by karma.

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