Dorma "Chita" Ridon and Vicente Ridon, the couple behind the website selling "crush" videos
online, were nabbed by authorities in Burgos, La Union, on Tuesday, August 2.
According to a report on ABS-CBN.com
, their capture was the result of a year-long operation by the Asian arm of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
The Ridons were responsible for the sale of "crush" videos which featured scantily clad young women--some as young as 14 years old--torturing animals to death. An earlier report from the Manila Bulletin
said that these videos were sold to fetishists, who paid anywhere from $80 to $200 for the clips.
The ABS-CBN.com report says that the couple were freed on bail, but they have been charged with "with violations of child abuse (RA 7610) and animal welfare (RA 8485) laws." This FN article has more information about animal abuse laws in the Philippines:(Screencap from bidyunatin on YouTube)