PETA Statement: Amy Cooper Regaining Custody of Her Dog

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Below please find our statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange on reports Amy Cooper has regained custody of her dog:

Anyone who is this rough with a dog and hangs the animal by the neck, as in the video, clearly shouldn’t have a companion animal. Surely, a better home can be found than with Amy Cooper, and PETA stands ready to assist with that.

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