The men defended the video for a school project as a work of art -- a comment on the death and suffering of animals used for meat.
During their trial, courtroom spectators were brought to tears when the gruesome tape was shown.
Ontario Court Judge Ted Ormston told the courtroom he didn't sentence the men to the maximum time allowed because he felt their crime was not the worst offence possible.
A Toronto detective said the 17-minute videotape was the most difficult thing he has ever watched
wonder what the 'worst offence possible' is? how much worse could've it have gotten?!