Back in October of last year I read this article in Newsweek regarding Animal Cruelty:
The court will hear the federal government's appeal of U.S. v. Stevens, a circuit court's overturning of a 1999 federal law that makes it a crime to create, sell, or possess depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain. If the court reverses the lower court's decision and reinstates the law, images showing the intentional torture or killing of animals would be deemed illegal.
Today the verdict is in:
Supreme Court Defends Animal Cruelty Videos as Expression of Free Speech.
FREE SPEECH? Are you freaking kidding me! (sorry for my foul mouth) So you’re telling me that kitty stomping is free speech? Torturing an innocent animal, making a video and posting in on YouTube because I “feel like expressing myself” is free speech? And the funny thing is that it was ruled with significant unity—8 to 1. If you can’t tell by now, I am pretty disgusted at this and I need a moment to cool off. What do ya’ll think?