Index of articles relating to animal law and other topics of interest to animal owners.

April 24, 2010
SAVOA First Annual Legislative Awards
Dear SAOVA Friends,

SAOVA is proud to announce our Annual Legislative Award program and honor the state legislators who were our first recipients.

During legislative sessions burdened with emotion, these legislators clearly demonstrated their commitment to continue working with animal  owners and sportsmen to preserve property rights and assure protection of our sporting heritage.
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April 20, 2010

Justices Reject Ban on Videos of Animal Cruelty
Published: April 20, 2010

WASHINGTON — In a major First Amendment ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to create or sell dogfight videos and other depictions of animal cruelty.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the 8-to-1 decision, said that the law had created “a criminal prohibition of alarming breadth” and that the government’s aggressive defense of the law was “startling and dangerous.” Full text