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 WAVY.com.
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.”