New Legislation to Protect Dogs in Virginia Beach, Virginia

January 2005

For many months, PETA worked with Virginia Beach officials to address the cruelty and danger of sentencing dogs to life at the end of a chain. Thanks to our efforts and the support of the community, there is now a new ordinance in place that prohibits the chaining of dogs for more than three hours per day. Violators face a $250 fine.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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