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30 Jan 2014

Bill Seeks Compensation for Dog-Ravaged Livestock

By Jessi Gower Capital News Service RICHMOND — Livestock and poultry owners in rural areas of Virginia may find some solace in the coming weeks if Senate passes House Bill 54, which guarantees monetary compensation for owners whose livestock and poultry that have been killed or injured by dogs. Virginia is currently home to more […]

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.