Thursday, September 26, 2013

Big Oregon ruling!

This from HSUS Oregon state director Scott Beckstead:
 
IMPORTANT RULING TODAY BY THE OREGON COURT OF APPEALS: The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the emergency aid exception to the search and seizure warrant requirement applies to animals. This is a case that originated in Douglas County, Oregon, and involved Grace, the little brown mare who became a worldwide celebrity for her will to survive after being horribly abused. Combined with the ruling in State v. Nix, which held that individual animals are crime victims just like people, I must say Oregon courts are definitely moving in the right direction.... The case is State v. Fessenden.

1 comment:

Julia Gile said...

Way to go, Oregon! I am heartened by the inclusions of animals as crime victims. this needs to be codified and nationalized. Thanks for your research.