The Virginia State Senate is voting on legislation with significant impact for rescue efforts and animal welfare in Virginia.
These bills will be heard in the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM. To be sure that your voice is heard, we suggest contacting legislators prior to 8:00 AM Thursday! Unfortunately, the Senate Ag Subcommittee is not set up to receive written testimony. But you can reach out to the three Subcommittee members by email or phone:
y name is _______________, and I live in ______________ City/County. Four vital bills are coming before you on the Subcommittee this Thursday, and I ask that you vote in favor of them. Please vote yes to the following bills:
Thank you for your time!
SB 1390 clarifies that everyone, including public shelters, may participate in TNR. Here is a link to that bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1390
SB 1412 will require pet shops, dealers and commercial breeders to obtain certifications of no animal related convictions from key individuals and consumers. You can read more about this bill here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1412
SB 1417 requires animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption once the facility no longer needs them. Here is a link to more information on this bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1417
SB 1379, the Humane Cosmetics Act, prohibits cosmetics testing on animals, and prohibits the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. You can find more on this bill here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1379
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