The specific case to come before the Court is that of Robert J. Stevens, who was sentenced the 37 months in prison for selling videos of dogfights. It’s not as simple as it sounds, though, because the videos contained dogfights from decades ago or that took place in Japan, where dogfighting seems to be legal. As the article points out, this means that:
it may well be a crime for an American to sell a video of a bullfight that took place in Spain, where bullfighting is legal, or of hunting or fishing out of season.
Personally, I am unsure of how videos of animal cruelty differs from videos of child pornography or murder. It sounds like the Supreme Court will likely over-turn the law.
We love Instructables! Here’s a Do It Yourself project for a cat hammock. The tutorial shows the hammock placed over a radiator (which cats would think divine!), but you could also attach it to a wall. The tutorial says it could be freestanding, but I’m not sure it won’t tip over if a cat jumped onto it. If you want it freestanding, I think I might make the stand about 6 inches tall rather than 20 inches. Also, instead of stitching the hamock onto the frame, I would use velcro so it could be removed to wash. And you could paint the frame to make it fun.