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For Immediate Release

Jan. 14, 2008

Media Contact: Tabitha Hanes / (804) 615-0089 or thanes@richmondspca.org

Attorney General McDonnell, Sen. Norment and the Richmond SPCA along with the HSUS and other animal welfare organizations support legislation to combat animal fighting in Virginia


  • Attorney General Bob McDonnell
  • Va. Sen. Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-Williamsburg)
  • Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  • John Goodwin, manager of animal fighting issues for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
    WHAT:     Press conference to detail comprehensive anti-animal fighting legislation before the Virginia General Assembly.

Proposed legislation includes:

A bill to make cock fighting a felony
A bill to make Class 1 misdemeanors of both attending an exhibition of dog fighting or permitting a minor to become involved in dog fighting
A bill to (a) broaden the Class 6 felony applicable to the crime of dogfighting (i) to the fighting of any animals, and (ii) to the possession of any materials intended to enhance the ability of animals to fight and (b) to make class 1 misdemeanors of (i) attending an exhibition of animal fighting and (ii) permitting a minor to become involved in animal fighting. This bill would also require animals that are the subject of such criminal charges to be forfeited to the locality and would allow law enforcement officers to conduct searches at any time upon the issuance of warrants.
WHERE:     House Briefing Room, Virginia General Assembly Building

WHEN:     10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008


The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the guiding principle that every life is precious. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is aggressively tackling the problem of pet overpopulation through programs of adoption, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, pet-retention, trap-neuter-return, and humane education. For more information, visit www.richmondspca.org.