Vicente and Dorma Ridon

Vicente and Dorma Ridon

Crimes: Animal Abuse, Torture, Child Abuse

I don’t want to write this article. I’m in tears right now. Some stories have literally given me nightmares, and I’m pretty sure this one will too. The only reason I’m writing this one is because these hellbeasts are not alone — there are more like them out there who also need to be exposed for the evil, twisted bastards that they are.

I shan’t go into much detail about the crimes. And I refuse to post photos of their crimes. It just makes me feel sick.

I am writing today about Dorma and Vicente Ridon. This evil couple from the Philippines are producers of crush videos. Their clients are sexual fetishists from the US, the UK, Australia, France, Korea and Malaysia.

For those who don’t know what crush videos are, they involve the torture and death of small animals. They are, basically, snuff videos. And there are actually hellbeasts out there, on our planet, who get sexual thrills out of watching that horror.

The crush videos produced by Dorma and Vicente Ridon starred scantily clad girls aged 12 to 18. The girls were paid from P100 to P1000 to perform in front of the camera.

What those girls were made to do to earn the money likely damaged their psyches for life. I can’t imagine anybody keeping their souls or their minds intact after their participation in such gruesome, horrific acts.

For those who don’t want to know what those gruesome, horrific acts included, don’t read the rest of this paragraph. The girls in the Ridon videos cut off rabbits’ ears before killing them, crushed puppies to death with bare feet, set live animals on fire, and even skinned a dog alive. They gouged the eyes of dogs and a monkey with their stiletto heels. They stretched snakes to death. They burned a dog with an iron.

I know there are screen captures from the videos to look at on the Internet. Don’t do that. Believe me, they’re grotesque and nightmare-inducing and they will make you cry.

Dorma and Vicente Ridon sold their vile videos online. Fortunately a decent human being found the videos on the Internet in 2011 and brought them to the attention of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

PETA wasn’t about to turn a blind eye. The Asia-Pacific branch of PETA worked with the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation to investigate the source of the videos.

Thanks to the concerted efforts of PETA and the investigators, Dorma and Vicente Ridon of Burgos town were identified and arrested. They were charged with, among other things, violating the Wildlife Protection and Conservation Act (Republic Act No. 9147) and the Anti-Child Abuse Act (Republic Act No. 7610).

Dorma “Chita” Ridon, 54, and Vicente Ridon, 54, went to trial in a La Union court in 2014. Vicente Ridon testified that an Australian man calling himself “Mick Tanks” or “Michael Clark” was his client. He claimed that the Australian had sent video equipment and “scripts” detailing the horrific acts of abuse that were to be filmed.

The court subpoenaed Western Union money transfer documents that showed that 3 Australians had paid for the videos on 14 occasions. Hopefully those documents will lead to the arrest and prosecution of those sick bastards.

La Union Regional Trial Court Judge Alpino Florendo of Branch 30 found Dorma and Vicente Ridon guilty of cruelty to animals, child abuse, human trafficking and wildlife-protection crimes. On October 6, 2014 the judge sentenced the cruel, heartless bastards to double life terms and fines of more than P9 million (approximately $198,000 apiece).

Wow, I must say I’m impressed. I find life sentences for luring young girls into acts of the most barbaric torture of helpless creatures most appropriate. It’s justice.

PETA Asia-Pacific Vice President Jason Baker said it best when he wrote on PETA’s blog, “This case is a victory not just for PETA Asia but also for Philippine law enforcement and people around the world who despise cruelty to animals. The Ridons’ sentences are a warning to anyone involved in the vile crush video industry: There are grave consequences to harming animals.”

I hope the fetishists who purchased the Ridons’ crush videos are quaking in their boots. All of them could possibly be tracked down, exposed and charged. PETA is focusing on finding the elusive Mick Tanks/Michael Clark character first.

I am glad that Dorma and Vicente Ridon will be tucked away for life in a Filipino prison. It’s what they deserve.

Disturbingly, there is no word about what is happening to the girls who were paid to participate in the torture. I hope they all are put through psychological therapy so that they won’t grow into adulthood thinking that torturing any creature to death is enjoyable or acceptable in any way.

I fear that those young women might consider making crush videos to be a career choice, albeit risky and illegal. Hopefully the life sentences that were handed to the Ridons will deter them and anyone else from pursuing such an evil enterprise.

Kudos to the anonymous tipster who brought the crush videos to the attention of PETA. Because of that person 2 evil hellbeasts have been brought to justice. And kudos to Judge Alpino Florendo for sentencing the Ridons to life in prison. That is true justice in my book.

News.Com.Au article
Care2.com article
Philippine Daily Inquirer article

16 Responses to Vicente and Dorma Ridon

  1. moodymagic says:

    This couple deserves so much worse but knowing its life sentences in a Filipino prison makes it a little better. Burn in hell, Hell Beasts. Those poor girls forced into the videos. And the poor vulnerable animals that were brutalized to death my heartbrakes for them all.

  2. Geist says:

    These evil cunts deserve every horrible abuse they ever inflicted did right fucking back to them! I want them burned, skinned, stomped, crushed EVERYTHING!

    I am so fucking disgusted and so livid about this. Find that cunt here in Australia, I don’t want that sick fuck in my country! KILL THEM ALL!

    Sorry, I hate sick freaks like this!

  3. Ok says:

    May they both die horrible deaths.

  4. PJ says:

    I’m glad they got life sentences. Now if only harsher sentences could be applied to American animal abusers too. Congrats to the Philippines for having judges willing to take anal cruelty seriously.

  5. M says:

    Australians make me sick. Especially Australian men. Please don’t censor this, Cleo. I find cause to feel shame as an Australian, every fucking day.

  6. bulldoggy says:

    Tully and I would like to see these 2 torn apart by a pack of hyenas. Disgusting, depraved monsters.

  7. Bulldoggy says:

    Any way of finding out about bengalpuss,Cleo? I’m worried about her.

  8. Rhonda says:

    Wow, I had no idea – thank you for sharing this story. This is a type of crime that could very easily go undetected because in the first place who’d even think to look for something like that – only the sickest kind of crazy hellbeast into that sort of thing out there and hey if they’re buying then they’re sure as hell not going to be calling the authorities to try and halt themselves – put a stop to the practice. It’s very fortunate the individual who who discovered these photos chose to report it and I’m glad PETA choose to investigate and worked at pushing for prosecution of this pair. I think if PETA supporters focused more on this type of activity as opposed to say persecuting and shaming humans for eating meat and wearing furs and leather more people would support them in addressing the important things we can agree on like putting an end to this whole smooshing animals to death child abuse animal snuff film mess.

  9. bengalpuss says:

    i’m ok just got a fucked computer will be back promise

  10. 2cute says:

    Welcome back! Thought maybe the hospital wouldn’t let you out.

  11. AlabamDeb says:

    I second the “don’t do that” (look for images). I will try my best NOT to see this type of horror. Remember, you can never UNsee something. This is another thing I don’t want seared into my brain.

  12. breezyvalley says:

    Where are they jailed? Let’s have them killed!

  13. Rachel Hale says:

    life in prison is too good. they need to be submerged in acid to die a slow and excruciating death.

  14. Leah says:

    This is not justice. Far far from it. They need EVERY SINGLE act of cruelty that was performed on those helpless babies 2 b performed on them. And EXTREMELY slowly. Then MAYBE that could b considered justice.

    • Bengalpuss. says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more. Bastards like these two fucks should be put in a cage with their ankles and wrists bound and a pack of agitated dogs let loose on the cunts. I couldn’t look at the images, it’d make me upset. Anybody that commits these unspeakable acts should be lined up and have their heads blown off period.

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