Crush Videos, or ‘animal snuff movies’, are videos of animal cruelty showing innocent animals, including puppies, kittens, and other companion animals, being slowly crushed to death, often under the feet of women, for the sexual pleasure of sick individuals.
There are terms to describe the torture these films inflict on certain classes of animals. for example:
- Hard Crush are videos where larger animals are crushed to death for sexual gratification. Larger animals include Birds, Reptiles and Mammals
- Soft Crush are videos where smaller animals are crushed to death. For example invertebrates
Crush videos have been made for many years. Unfortunately, the downside of the internet and social media means it is impossible to stop the visibility and publication of such acts.
“Animal torture videos” would be a more accurate name, as not only do such videos involve torturing animals by slowly crushing their bodies, bit by bit, but they involve every other kind of animal torture conceivable, including burning or boiling animals alive. The aim is to cause the animal as much agony as possible.