Most readers here are aware that PETA does not shelter pets but instead kills almost every single dog and cat they take in at their Virginia “shelter”. The No Kill Advocacy Center has filed a petition with the state of Virginia to remove PETA’s designation as a shelter. The state had looked into doing this in recent years but I never heard of any resolution to the matter. The No Kill Advocacy Center has gotten the ball rolling again.
Make no mistake, removing PETA’s designation as a “shelter” is not merely a matter of semantics. If successful, the action would result in an end to the current practice of killing almost everything under PETA’s roof:
Since employees of “animal shelters” are the only non-veterinarians authorized by Virginia law to kill animals, removing PETA’s designation as a shelter will put the brakes on PETA killing.
While it’s true PETA may be able to find one or more veterinarians to work with them on future killing efforts, the group would no longer have a blank check from the state to kill pets as Ingrid Newkirk or anyone else at PETA sees fit.
Please send a brief note to the contacts below, requesting they grant the No Kill Advocacy Center’s petition to strip PETA’s Virginia pet killing facility of its designation as a “shelter”. As always, keep your comments polite and respectful in order to help the animals most effectively.
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Matt Lohr: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , Twitter @mjlohr71
- Virginia Animal Shelter Inspector Dr. Dan Kovich: e-mail email@example.com
A sample note which anyone is free to copy or modify:
As a compassionate person concerned about the welfare of dogs and cats, I want to make sure you know PETA does not speak for me. I do not support PETA’s killing of animals at its Virginia facility and I agree with the state’s findings that PETA is not an animal shelter. Please grant the petition from the No Kill Advocacy Center to remove PETA’s designation as an animal shelter.
@Mjlohr71 Please remove PETA’s “shelter” designation. PETA does not shelter animals, it kills them. I love pets & PETA doesn’t represent me.