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Rabbit Crushing is a shock video that appeared on major websites and forums. In the video, a young woman with a Sichuan accent sits directly on top of a rabbit and then puts a glass plate on the rabbit. She then sits on the glass plate to crush the rabbit alive. This move caused collective outrage among many internet users.
"Baby I'm sorry but I must do this to you." ~Xu Huang
The video is 4 minutes and 9 seconds long. In the video, a few white rabbits are locked in an iron cage in the corner. A young woman (about 20 years old) in white clothes grabs a bunny from the cage, kisses the bunny, and then holds the bunny to face the camera and says "Hello". Then, the woman lifts the rabbit high and suddenly throws it against a table. After a while, the young woman holds the bunny in her arms and strokes it again, then puts it in her trouser pocket, shaking it as she walks, while mumbling something.
Afterward, the woman holds a piece of thick glass in front of the camera, grimaces, and then proceeds to squish the rabbit under. At this time, the rabbit's body is already deformed, and his limbs are struggling. She proceeds to sit directly on the glass plate, until the rabbit's head gets squashed and its body stops moving. In the transition of the camera, it is discovered that the bodies of two other rabbits are lying on the ground. The glass plate crushing occurs twice; the first time lasted 47 seconds and the second time lasts 32 seconds.
The long-haired woman takes out a live rabbit from the cage on the table to play with. Three more remain in the cage. At 1 minute and 16 seconds, the long-haired girl says "Sit gently", then puts the rabbit on the table and sits down. "It's so soft!" she says. The rabbit jumps up and falls to the ground. The long-haired girl lifts it and throws it on the table.
The long-haired girl hums while twisting her butt, and screams "Yeah." At 3 minutes and 3 seconds, she stands up and picks up the glass plate. The long-haired lady lifts the dead rabbit, puts it down again, and puts it on the glass plate. At 3 minutes and 35 seconds, the long-haired girl sits on the glass plate for the second time while humming, and the person next to her is laughing. The long-haired woman lifts her feet and says, "Sell (try it) the strength of my whole body." At 4 minutes and 7 seconds, the woman stands up, and the camera focuses on her slender legs.
The friend of 'Huang Xu' (pseudonym) in the video revealed that after the rabbit abuse video was released in China, (Chinese video-sharing platforms in particular.) netizens conducted a "human search" on Huang Xu, and her name, hometown, graduate school, and even home address were exposed. She was reportedly put under great psychological pressure and did not want to contact people anymore. Huang Xu’s friends said that her family's background is very superior, and her personality is relatively simple. She was lured by shooting videos, and her income was a mere 400 yuan. The video was filmed a few years ago, and she has been psychologically troubled in recent years. According to Huang Xu’s friends, when she was about to graduate from university in 2007, she applied her resume to the Internet to apply for a job. Soon someone contacted her and asked her to do video production work. The nature of the job was to "mix salad with her feet."
Out of curiosity and wanting to prove to her family that she can be financially independent, Huang Xu agreed to work. When she found out that the job content was wearing high heels and stepping on fruit, she felt strange, but the boss said that it was for some abnormal clients abroad and would never be spread to China. After stepping on the fruit, the boss gradually turned the things stepped on into living bodies such as crucian carp, breadworms, and lobsters. Huang gradually felt unacceptable and wanted to stop, but the boss threatened her that if she didn't continue her work, he would post videos of her trampling animals on the Internet. Huang Xu said that the first time she stepped on fruit, she got 100 yuan. She began earning 200 to 300 yuan for stepping on animals. The time I stepped on the rabbit, I got 400 yuan. After being exposed, she was reportedly on the verge of collapse.
The group that the "rabbit girl" belongs to is called Crush Fetish (CF for short). Several other women who appear in the video are all members of torture groups. A video of a middle-aged woman abusing cats, rabbits, and dogs that appeared on the Internet before was also from the group. These members are connected through QQ groups and have their own websites. This website is full of crush fetish pictures and videos. To evade analysis by unafilliated Internet users, the website is only open for two to three hours at night. At the same time, the site also adopted methods such as tricking unassuming girls into joining as "VIPs", and participating in the shooting of torture videos as a "queen".
Allegedly, the purpose of this group's killing of animals and filming videos is to make profits; that is, to make the filmed videos into discs and sell them abroad. The post also quoted an insider as saying that the abuser is a high-paying professional, and every time he takes a picture, he can get a minimum of 6,000 yuan in remuneration.
Internet release & QQ Website
Discovery of the rabbit abuse video aroused the indignation of netizens. In just a few days, users left over a hundred pages of messages. Green Wind said that "the attitude towards animals reflects the level of social civilization, and I hope everyone is in awe of life".
The well-known website writer "Liu Suifeng" posted that the rabbit abuse video is not an isolated incident, "because some people have a morbid psychological habit of watching abuse. Some interest groups made huge profits by shooting videos. Animals become victims". This post attracted great attention from Internet users. A reporter got in touch with Liu, who said that the information he provided was provided by a person using the alias "Peacock King" because he was well-known on the Internet and released it on his behalf. "King Peacock" said that he is an animal protectionist. After he accidentally discovered a QQ account selling animal cruelty videos, he wanted to expose such incidents, so he bought the videos and gradually gained trust in half a year.
The video and photos provided by "Peacock King" showed that the scene was bloodier and crueler than the published video. "Peacock King" said that the groups who buy and sells "animal cruelty" videos are relatively closed. The group is contacted through QQ, usually introduced by acquaintances. The videos they produce are published on foreign video websites for sale. The person who shoots the video can make a profit of five to six thousand yuan. The objects of abuse and killing include insects, cats, rabbits, goldfish, etc. The prices range from US$3.7 to US$9, and the duration is four to five minutes. The website clearly stated that it can provide "very cruel" videos. Stepping on the video, customers can also contact via email to customize service content.
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