Why did the Supreme Court overturn a law banning animal cruelty fetish videos?

the current legislation is too vague. Technically the law could have been used to prosecute videos made about legal acts like fishing or hunting---which many animal rights groups would still support. However, ironically this law could have also been used to prosecute nature shows, TV shows like Whale Wars, and even undercover PETA videos---videos designed to gain support for animal rights.

In 2005, Robert J. Stevens was arrested for marketing videos of pit bulls attacking other animals and each other. Stevens claimed he was exempt from prosecution as he was merely a journalist documenting these cruelties.

Such acts of animal cruelty like dog fighting and crushing are illegal in this country. However, the Supreme Court sees no reasons why videos of these acts shouldn't receive first amendment protections. This is similar to the debate surrounding pornography. Having sex for money is illegal in most states. However, the filming of sexual interactions fueled by money is not illegal.

What do you think? How should law makers distinguish between videos designed to exploit animal cruelty and those meant to expose it?

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With an 8 to 1 vote, the Supreme Court nullified a 1999 federal law designed to outlaw videos featuring animal cruelty, particularly crush videos. Crush fetish videos show small animals like rabbits, mice, puppies, or kittens, being slowly stomped or impaled to death by stiletto heels or bare feet.

The Supreme Court didn't find a compelling reason to exempt animal cruelty videos from first amendment protections as it did with child pornography. The court ruled that child pornography necessarily involves the abuse of children in the production of the videos. So why did the court not see how those who film and market videos of animal cruelty play a direct role in the abuse of the animals?

The problem may be that

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