Advance Consulting Marketing, the owner of ToughSportsLive.com, has filed suit against the federal government, hoping to challenge the “Federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act” which “makes it a felony to sell a depiction of animal cruelty in interstate commerce.” ToughSportsLive.com broadcasts Puerto Rican cockfights through its website. A successful challenge to this federal law could possibly make legal the distribution of all kinds of animal cruelty “entertainment,” including so-called “crush videos,” snuff films in which animals are crushed underfoot.
The ToughSportsLive.com website does not mention an “Advance Consulting Marketing.” Rather, it refers instead to Cloverdale Worldwide LTD. Both companies are connected through Aaron Storck, who acts as the Chief Technology Officer for the former and owns the latter. Apparently, neither Advance Consulting Marketing nor Cloverdale Worldwide LTD have a direct web presence, although Cloverdale Worldwide’s contact information is listed in the terms and conditions at ToughSportsLive.com:
Cloverdale Worldwide LTD.
1700 South Dixie HWY Suite 200
Boca Raton FL, 33432
By phone: (561) 347-2066
By fax: (561) 347-2072
By email: email@example.com
Advance Consulting Marketing is being represented in this case by David Oscar Markus, who runs the Southern District of Florida blog. Markus and client are claiming the Federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech.