Suffolk, Virginia Blocks Military Contractor From Shooting Pigs

November 25, 2015

When PETA learned from a whistleblower that government contractor Assessment and Training Solutions Consulting Corporation (ATSCC) had regularly been shooting and killing pigs for military training courses in Suffolk, Virginia, we investigated the allegations and discovered that the cruel courses likely violated local zoning ordinances. We quickly filed a complaint, and after we pressured the city to take action, the city of Suffolk informed ATSCC that it can no longer shoot, stab, or otherwise maim pigs for military training on its Virginia property.

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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