PETA’s Crackdown on Cruel “Crush” Videos

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

After a year-long investigation by PETA Asia and the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigations, police have now charged a Philippine couple with cruelty to animals and other crimes related to producing a series of pornographic videos in which young girls torture and kill animals. Faced with the charges, suspects Dorma “Chita” and Vic Ridon have fled.

The “crush” videos that the Ridons are believed to have produced show scantily clad 12-year-old girls as they stomp on live animals, a rabbit as he or she is skinned alive, other rabbits as they scream while their ears are cut off and they are set on fire, a dog as he or she is burned with a clothes iron, and a monkey who was repeatedly hit in the eye with the sharp end of a stiletto heel. There are more disturbing scenes, including puppies crushed until they vomited their internal organs. A bill currently in the Philippine Senate would criminalize the sale of “crush videos,” already illegal in the U.S. and other countries.

PETA is offering a 100,000 Php award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dorma and Vic Ridon. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, please call or text +63 (0) 999 888 7382.

Posted by Jason Baker