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In case you haven't heard, President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act) into law. The PACT Act makes animal cruelty a felony offense and bans the creation and distribution of animal crushing content.

I honestly am very happy about this, as I, and probably many others, believe no act of cruelty or harm against anyone is ever protected by the 1st Amendment.

Anyways, as a result, we have updated the ToS for all of our websites and have updated the rules of this Poal sub to ban animal cruelty and animal crushing content. And we encourage many other companies and websites to do the same.

In case you haven't heard, President Trump signed the [Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act)](https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/724/text) into law. The PACT Act makes animal cruelty a felony offense and bans the creation and distribution of animal crushing content. I honestly am very happy about this, as I, and probably many others, believe no act of cruelty or harm against anyone is ever protected by the 1st Amendment. Anyways, as a result, we have updated the [ToS for all of our websites](https://sandiamesa.com/tos/) and have updated the rules of this Poal sub to ban animal cruelty and animal crushing content. And we encourage many other companies and websites to do the same.

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This does not mean that we can't share game hunting/wingshooting footage. As according to the PACT Act, the definition of animal crushing is "actual conduct in which one or more living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians is purposely crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled, or otherwise subjected to serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 and including conduct that, if committed against a person and in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, would violate section 2241 or 2242)" And one of the exceptions listed under Section 2d (of the law) is "hunting, trapping, fishing, a sporting activity not otherwise prohibited by Federal law, predator control, or pest control".