Virginia is for [Animal] Voters

Virginia is for [Animal] Voters

This year, Virginia is the epi-center of political activism. It is one of only two statewide elections in the country and the only one with significant national attention. All 100 House of Delegates seats are up for grabs this November 7th as are the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.

Humane Dominion has friends on both sides of the aisle.  For example, Attorney General Mark Herring, running for a second term, is deeply committed to our cause. In the General Assembly, Republicans now hold a …

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Why Do Virginia’s Animals Need a PAC?

Why Do Virginia’s Animals Need a PAC?

As animal lovers, we all share a desire to make Virginia and beyond a better place for animals. From the companion animals we consider family members, to the majestic horses who roam our countryside, to the abundant and beautiful wildlife sharing our forests, fields and waterways, we share a commitment to making Virginia a more humane place for them all.

As you know, there are many ways to do this. Animal shelters and rescue groups are necessities, taking in our unwanted companion …

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Democratic Dogs & Conservative Cats

Democratic Dogs & Conservative Cats

There are no Democratic Dogs or Conservative Cats. Animal protection is a bipartisan issue in the Virginia General Assembly and we are grateful to our friends on both sides of the aisle who serve as champions for animal protection legislation. As a result of these efforts, the Old Dominion serves as a national example that the duty of dominion, not dominance, requires us to serve as compassionate stewards over all creatures. We were grateful for the opportunity to congratulate animal champions Delegates Ben Cline (R-24) …

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Bailey’s Law Update

Bailey’s Law Update

 

Dear advocates,

 

Thank you again for your phone calls, letters, and (most importantly) your presence at lobby day during the Virginia General Assembly’s 2014 session. It was a groundbreaking session for Virginia’s animals to say the least. Because of YOU:

*Companion animals can now be protected in cases of domestic violence,

*Pet stores are more accountable to the public when sourcing from puppy mills, and

*Fox pens will be phased out!!

Yet, there is still work to do. With the passage of “Bailey’s Law,” a bill that strengthens Virginia’s pet …

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Celebrating Victories for Virginia’s Animals

Celebrating Victories for Virginia’s Animals

To all my fellow animal lovers, I am thrilled to tell you that last week the Governor of Virginia signed three bills that will save and protect the lives of animals in Virginia! The 2014 Virginia General Assembly ended its annual legislative session on March 8th and these bills will become law on July 1st.

I need to breathe before I yell out …. YIPPPEEEE!!!! 

THANK YOU is not sufficient but it is the sincerest words that I have to convey my deep appreciation for all of the intense advocacy by …

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