Stephanie Hird and Sara Zamora will not be prosecuted for taking part in a sexual fetish film in which they violently tortured animals. Prosecutors involved in the case have not officially offered a reason why the charges have been dropped, but the women told the Miami Herald that the videos were made as far back as 2004, well beyond the statute of limitations, and that they were manipulated into making the videos in the first place.
"We're the victims," Zamora, 28, told the Herald. "We were manipulated and convinced that these things were alright. And unfortunately they were very wrong and now we have to pay the consequences, even if it was ten years ago."
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However, both Zamora and Hird, as well as their lawyer, maintain they did not harm animals and that it was actually other women in some of those videos.
The women were featured on a website called SOS Porn in skimpy outfits or partially undressed while torturing animals. The women were depicted doing everything from stomping on fish and cutting chickens' heads off to wounding rabbits, setting rodents on fire, and shooting rats.
Adam Redford is the man behind the videos and website. A boat captain by trade, he has not been arrested or charged.