Susan Wolf, President of SAOVA, indicated that Sobonya has been a consistent advocate for animal owners and sportsmen. Her unwavering commitment to safeguard our rights to hunt, fish, own, and breed animals clearly established her as a leader.
Beth Thaxton of West Virginia Animal Owners Alliance presented the award on SAOVA’s behalf. Delegate Sobonya thanked SAOVA for recognizing her as Legislator of the Year. Sobonya continued, “As West Virginians, our family loves the outdoors and are avid hunters and fishermen. I am honored to be recognized by a national organization like SAOVA that shares an appreciation for both sportsmen and animal owners. Having served twelve years in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing the Mountain State, I am a strong defender of the liberty and values that made America a great nation.”
SAOVA is a nonpartisan volunteer group working to protect U.S. citizens from the legislative and political threats of radical animal rightists. SAOVA's members hunt, fish and own livestock, dogs, cats and other pets. Visit our website at http://saova.org to review this program's goals and methodology.