The total length of the video is 4 minutes and 9 seconds. In the video, several little white rabbits are kept in metal cages in the corners. Then a girl in white in her 20s took out a rabbit from the cage, kissed it first, then hugged the little rabbit and looked at the camera and said “hello”. Then the girl picked up the bunny and suddenly threw the bunny on the table.
After a while of Xiaobai, the girl picked up the little rabbit again, stroked it tenderly, then stuffed it into her pocket, walked back and forth, muttering/singing. Then the girl picked up a thick glass plate, made a face, and placed it on the bunny.
The body of the little rabbit here has been deformed a little, and the limbs are squirming. However, the bunny’s fight did not arouse the girl’s sympathy, but the whole person sat on the glass plate until the bunny was squashed and his body stopped moving. As the camera pans, we find the bodies of two other little rabbits lying on the ground.
Videos posted online showing young Chinese women crushing rabbits to death for fun have been condemned in China.
An alleged perpetrator has apologized after being identified by Chinese netizens. Some have called for government legislation to protect animals from such abuse. An investigation suggested the videos were made to be sold to foreign “fetishers”.
In a video that went viral, a group of young women smiled and giggled as they played with bunnies before crushing them to death. In one scene, a woman puts a rabbit on a table, covers it with a piece of glass, and sits on it until the rabbit dies. In another example, a woman crushed a bunny with her high heels. Angry onlookers said one of the women spoke with an accent from southwest China’s Sichuan province.
She was searched there and was reported to be a woman from Luzhou. The 26-year-old said she was forced to appear on the video as an intern by an unethical boss. At first, she said, she was asked to cut fruit, then she turned to fish, lobster and other live animals.
She is paid about 100 yuan ($15; 10 pounds) for cutting fruit, 200 to 300 yuan for certain small animals, and up to 6,000 yuan for rabbits. She said she was told the video was intended for overseas viewers and that she would be threatened by the Chinese media if she refused to continue.
Some believe the video was made by “animal smash lovers”, but an investigative journalist said he managed to infiltrate the group.
The videos, he said, would be made for profit and sold to “fetishers” abroad, particularly in the United States. As China has become richer and more pet owners, there have also been some local animal protection associations, but until now, China has no laws to punish cruelty to animals.
A law banning such videos will be voted on in the United States. The Humane Society of the United States says Animal Crush videos often show sexual misconduct by scantily clad females.