The Supreme Court is set to hear a case concerning animal cruelty images.
Wired PR News – The Supreme Court is set to consider an issue pertaining to free speech and animal cruelty. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the High Court will review a case pertaining to the sale of animal cruelty images and consider whether to revive a related federal law.
As noted in the report, the Philadelphia 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to overturn the conviction of a man sentenced to 37 months in prison for the sale of pit bull fights on video. The Supreme Court will examine their decision.
The government is quoted by the AP as stating it has a, “compelling interest in protecting animals from wanton acts of cruelty.” The U.S. Humane Society is further recognized as stating the law enacted in 1999 helped stop “crush video” sales, which portrayed images of women crushing small animals to death in high heals or with their feet.
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