Target: Senator William M. Stanley Jr.
Goal: Support the no-kill animal shelter proposal in Virginia.
A new proposal to establish no-kill animal shelters statewide, brought forward by Senator William M. Stanley Jr., will significantly reduce the number of animals euthanized in Virginia animal shelters. However, not all of the animal shelters in Virginia are in favor of this proposal, including a large shelter operated by the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
PETA is against the proposal because it will make it harder for the organization to euthanize abandoned animals before finding them forever homes. In 2014, PETA took in nearly 2,631 abandoned animals and all but 307 of those animals were euthanized. Animal shelters are supposed to try to give animals a second chance at a better life, but it seems PETA is doing the opposite. According to Debra Griggs of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, the proposal outlines what all animal shelters are doing in Virginia, except for PETA.
With this proposal, PETA would be unable to euthanize a single animal. All the animal shelters in Virginia are in support of this proposal because they already practice the no-kill policy in their daily operations. Sign this petition and give your support to this proposal, which would save the lives of countless animals.
Dear Senator William M. Stanley Jr.,
I am glad the no-kill policy has finally made its way to Virginia. As you are well aware, many U.S. shelters have already adopted this policy. Many of the animal shelters in Virginia are already practicing the no-kill policy in their daily operations as well, with the exception of one large facility.
The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) seems to be the only one against this proposal, which aims to protect animals from unnecessary euthanization. Animal shelters are supposed to help abandoned animals find a better life in a new home, but according to state records, the large shelter operated by PETA euthanized all but 307 of the abandoned animals it took in in 2014. PETA should be less focused on euthanizing animals and more focused on finding them permanent homes.
I believe that PETA should be prevented from euthanizing almost every animal it takes in. That is why I would like to give you my full support regarding this new proposal, which will save the lives of countless abandoned animals and hopefully increase their chances of finding a loving, forever home.
[Your Name Here]
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