October 27, 2014

Helping Hands for the Homeless at North Hollywood Park

On October the 26th, AELLA and the STOPCRUSH.ORG initiative supported Karen Hamza’s Angel Hanz for the Homeless by funding a healthy vegan meal for the homeless at North Hollywood Park, prepared by Betty Barns’s Bikini Bites vegan catering. The turnout was incredible and the delicious food didn’t last very long. We would like to thank[…]

January 15, 2014

Targeting the Animal Crush Interest

At, we very well understand and agree with everyone who wants animal crush “models” to be stopped. This a given, however, please remember that taking away the ability of animal crush video producers to sell or distribute the videos, enacting laws that identify and directly deal with the true[…]

September 19, 2013 Files Amicus Brief in Landmark Federal Animal Crush Video Case

Statement from Daphne Pattison Silverman, Silverman Law Group 501 North IH-35 Austin, Texas  78702 512-485-3003 Attorney representing Thank you to each and every one of you for your love of animals and your dedication to the eradication of their torture. Before this case, I knew nothing of this industry.[…]

August 1, 2013

Debunking the self-defeating excuses generated in favor of nonhuman animal exploitation

Please note: The numbered list of answers to many excuses posed in favor of animal-based agriculture(as well as animal exploitation in general) within this article, will remain open for suggested revisions and/or additions proposed by activists in the animal rights community. We are certain that those who invent baseless excuses[…]

July 29, 2013

The animal crush industry generates propaganda against

“Crushers” (a term coined by to describe those engaged in creating, distributing, purchasing and/or viewing animal crush video for purposes of garnering money or sexual gratification) apparently do not like very much (what a shock). They have been frequenting internet forums and even penning articles in an effort[…]

May 18, 2013

Statement from attorney representing, Daphne Pattison Silverman

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas charged Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice with creating and distributing animal crush videos in violation of the updated version of the animal crush video statute. Defense attorneys filed a motion to dismiss five counts of the indictment alleging that the[…]

June 30, 2012

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Source Causes of Planetary Deforestation

Animal agriculture, in general (factory farmed or “free-range”) is responsible for the majority of all planetary deforestation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the overwhelming direct cause of deforestation is indeed, agriculture. Subsistence farming (meaning self-sufficient) is responsible for 48% of all planetary deforestation[…]

June 18, 2012

Why should humans turn toward a plant-based diet for themselves, not only for the animals?

Why should humans turn toward a vegetable-based diet for themselves, not only for the animals? Human beings over-stress the planet to produce inordinate amounts of grain to feed animals that we label as “livestock”. Feeding 70 billion land-based animals that we exploit, torture and slaughter each year, has a vastly[…]

May 15, 2012

Urgent request to Sea Shepherd supporters; Stop the Captain’s extradition!

We have received extremely disturbing news from our friends at Sea Shepherd regarding the current status of the charges against Sea Shepherd founder, Captain Paul Watson. Costa Rica is indeed, requesting extradition and they plan to charge Paul with crimes relating to the incidents which occurred during the filming of[…]