Richmond, Virginia, Bans Bullhooks

May 11, 2015

After PETA sent out action alerts and PETA Foundation counsel testified at various hearings and sent information to council members, the Richmond, Virginia, City Council voted to ban the use of bullhooks. The ban will take effect in 2018.

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