PETA’S FULL OF SHEETA: PETA Hires Lobbyist to Kill Bill That Would Restrain Their Pet Killing

Published on February 18, 2015

If you hate PETA you’ll love this post.

The Virginia Senate voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would restrict PETA’s mass killing of dogs and cats at its Norfolk headquarters; but PETA has hired a crack lobbyist in an effort to push for the vote to fail tomorrow in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Senate Bill 1381 would redefine the purpose of a private shelter, requiring these to stress life-saving and adoption. The bill is an effort to thwart PETA’s practice of killing almost every animal surrendered into its care. In 2014, for instance, PETA poisoned over 88% of the dogs and cats taken in.

While the bill stops short of the No Kill legislation that many people would like to see, it’s nevertheless a meaningful local effort to prevent at least some of the slaughter in Norfolk.

The bill seemed certain to pass in the House, as the Senate approved it 33-5. That certainty has evaporated with the revelation that PETA has hired a famous lobbyist to urge Virginia Delegates to vote nay.

Read more: Huffington Post



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