NORFOLK You can grab a burger and a new best friend at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' Fall in Love adoption event Saturday. The event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature Poor Boys Burgers, Seoul 757, My Vegan Sweet Tooth, other local vendors and face-painting, according to a notice from PETA and a post on the organization's Facebook page.
SUFFOLK Animal rights supporters voiced concerns Wednesday at a Suffolk City Council meeting about activities on a rural piece of property.
RICHMOND A dispute is simmering over a new law that could force Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and some other private groups to close their animal shelters in Virginia because their euthanasia rates are too high. The backdrop is the debate over the most humane way to care for animals. Virginia animal shelters took in more than 223,000 dogs and cats in 2014.
NATURAL BRIDGE The animal protection group PETA says it has filed federal complaints against two zoos in Natural Bridge, citing the alleged neglect of monkeys, zebras and other animals.
SAN DIEGO SeaWorld suspended an employee accused of posing for years as an animal-rights activist and trying to incite violence among peaceful protesters, company officials said. CEO Joel Manby said in a statement Wednesday that SeaWorld Entertainment hired an independent outside counsel to investigate claims made this week by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
A SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. employee posed for years as an animal-rights activist, joining protests against the company over its use of captive killer whales, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
VIRGINIA BEACH A reward of $2,500 is being offered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for information in the case of a rabbit found shot with an arrow earlier this month in Virginia Beach. The wild eastern cottontail rabbit was found May 8 in the 1100 block of Selwood Drive off Providence Road. The rabbit was found alive, but had to be euthanized.
NORFOLK Jamari Haugabrook was following a chicken when, suddenly, he was snatched up and put into a crate with other chickens. It was pretty close quarters until Haugabrook, 18, found himself on a conveyor belt, heading toward a sign with the word "Slaughterhouse." And then everything went dark.
RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill that a lobbyist for PETA feared could shut down the group's Norfolk shelter.
NORFOLK A little girl's pet Chihuahua disappeared from her family's mobile home on Virginia's Eastern Shore. With the dognapping caught on videotape, the girl's father suspected workers from PETA. As a state agency's investigation is about to become public record, the Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is breaking its silence on the bizarre ordeal.
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