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03 Mar 2012

Humane Societies Have Mixed Success at Assembly

Virginia’s animal welfare groups have had both successes and setbacks this legislative session, and the past week reflected that mixed record for the fighters for the furry, the feathery and the leathery.

12 Feb 2012

Pet Lovers Howl at Classifying Dogs as Livestock

Animal welfare advocates recently voiced concerns over legislation to redefine livestock animals in state law to include hunting, show and breeding dogs. Senate Bill 610, sponsored by Sen. Richard Black, R-Sterling, also sought to place all animal care oversight under a single state agency – the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A Senate committee has postponed consideration of the bill until next year.