The barefoot women, whose faces were shown on the video, are allegedly Filipinos.
It caught the attention of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which has launched a search for the women and other people involved in the production of the video.
Update: Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shared some details about the manhunt operation and the capture of the couple Victor and Dorma Ridon. They are the mastermind in the series of videos showing animals being tortured and crushed to death. The two were arrested early on Tuesday morning in Burgos, La Union province in The Philippines.
The arrests came as the result of a year-long investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). The Ridons, who have posted bail, have been charged with violations of child abuse (RA 7610) and animal welfare (RA 8485) laws, and expected to face further charges involving human trafficking (RA 9208), and wildlife protection (RA 9147) laws. They are expected to face trial within the year.”
“The “crush” videos depict extreme cruelty to animals, including a rabbit as he or she was skinned alive, rabbits as they flailed and screamed while their ears were cut off and as they were set on fire, a dog as he or she was burned with a clothes iron, a monkey and several dogs as they were repeatedly hit in the eye with the sharp end of a stiletto heel, and puppies as they were crushed until they vomited their own internal organs.”