Virginia legislators considered a dangerous bill, HB 2331, that would have threatened the welfare and safety of exotic and wild animals kept captive at unaccredited roadside zoos by impeding law enforcement and delaying help. PETA and other animal protection groups lobbied against it and rallied local advocates, and the bill was ultimately defeated.
Dangerous Bill Defeated in Virginia General Assembly
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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind