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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Senator Wants PETA Investigated For Taking Chihuahua

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – State Senator Lynwood Lewis from the Eastern Shore wants PETA to be held accountable.

Lewis believes two PETA workers may have violated state code when they took a dog from the porch of a mobile home in Accomack County and then told the family they euthanized the pet.

“Whether it’s animal rights, property rights, any sort of different factors, this has been a violation on so many levels. It has to be looked at,” Lewis told

Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin charged the two workers with larceny, but local Commonwealth’s attorney Gary Agar dropped the charges, citing lack of evidence. Lewis now wants the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to investigate whether any laws may have been violated.

“I’ve heard from law enforcement about what they uncovered in their investigation, and then there’s absolute silence on PETA’s side,” Lewis said. “So, I have to assume everything is as it appears — and it’s pretty egregious.”



Anonymous said...

I am glad somebody with some authority is taking this PETA thing seriously.Agar is a joke.

Anonymous said...

PETA is a domestic terrorist organization, and should be treated as such. They kill way more animals than the people they go after.

Anonymous said...

From what I've read this dog's owner was irresponsible. He let this particular dog run lose and had other dogs tethered that he owned without shelter. PETA provided shelter for the 2 tethered dogs.
That being said, I think this dog is still alive. I think the PETA workers from their time spent at the trailer park saw this little dog wasn't being taken care of and took action. I know they will do this because years ago a friend in another state, ended up with a dog she came across while a city employee who was living in deplorable conditions. She literally stole the dog one night when the owners home was raided by cops for drugs. When the owners went to the shelter to look for the dog, they were told the dog had been euthanized when in fact the dog hadn't been and was living like a little prince with a family who cared about him. The former owners were madder than heck and tried to start a stink, but were met with silence just like PETA is doing with this. I say leave well enough alone because this might just be the case here and the dog owner really lost his right to complain when he lets his dog run loose and even more so because the dog wasn't tagged.