PETA’s Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

The bill to rein in PETA’s killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing them.

The bill does this by redefining the word “shelter.” (Or, more properly, to require shelters to adhere to its genuine definition.) As passed by the Virginia Senate, SB1381 reads:

“Private animal shelter” means a facility operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes and facilitating other lifesaving outcomes for animals that is used to house or contain animals and that is owned or operated by an incorporated, nonprofit, and nongovernmental entity, including a humane society, animal welfare organization, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or any other similar organization.

 PETA being PETA, they managed to sneak in a last-minute floor amendment, striking the words “and facilitating other lifesaving outcomes” from the bill. So they won’t have to bend over backwards to actually cure desperately sick animals. (I imagine we’ll hear arguments that their lobbying money was well-spent? That’s for donors to decide.)

Meanwhile, I’ve spoken to a number of advocates on the ground in Virginia, and they remain ecstatic: the Death Amendment doesn’t actually gut the legislation in any meaningful way. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, “said the amendment does not change the essence of the bill.”

This is a truly thrilling accomplishment. It’s been a long hard road: advocates for living animals have spent a lot of time; and PETA has spent a lot of money. And, after numerous votes in the Senate and the House, we’ve arrived at a position of decency and sanity: a shelter in Virginia is now an actual shelter, as opposed to a cynical “shelter of last resort.”


I guess more celebrities will be needed to take their clothes off to raise REAL awareness for animals needing homes…rather than the easy way out of acting like a Nazi prison camp and extinguishing the homeless animals…OR will PETA move their Nazi camp to another state and continue with their killing spree?!?

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

~ by topcatsroar on February 24, 2015.

2 Responses to “PETA LOSES BY A LANDSLIDE ~ Love Reporting GREAT NEWS!!!”


    Now let’s see more such successes across ALL fifty states.

    • Simple to do-Send letter to all state legislators with a copy of that bill demanding that they take action for the welfare of animals-PETA is not the only KILLING machine-SPCA has a long history of euthanizing animals!!!
      Contact the REAL no-kill facilities to help and would be a big benefit-They have huge followings and letter writers to help get it done…Should apply to animal control as well-They get paid for the dead stray animals…No longer should any organization or agency get away with mass killings of animals that come to their facilities-and the high cost for purchasing an animal will come down -the seizure rate will dwindle…and most importantly, is the right thing to do if there is REAL concern for animals and not a ploy for money and creating new agencies and businesses -B

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