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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has reportedly threatened to close its animal shelter in Hampton Roads if the Virginia General Assembly passes Senate Bill 1381.

The bill, which asks shelters to make a sincere effort to find adoptive homes before euthanizing animals, passed the House 95-2. It returns to the Senate for final passage before going before the governor.

According to CBS, a state report shows that PETA euthanized eighty-one percent of the more than three thousand animals that it took into its Virginia shelter last year. PETA has been criticized for its high numbers of euthanasia.

Click for the full CBS report.

Posted February 24, 2015

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