Dozens protest CA’s decision on PETA investigation

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WAVY-TV

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ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Dozens of people gathered in Accomack County Monday morning to protest the Commonwealth’s attorney’s decision not to prosecute two PETA workers accused of stealing and euthanizing a family’s dog.

“It is unthinkable that a little chihahua could be taken and killed, a child’s heart broken over the loss of her beloved pet. And it all hangs on the question of criminal intent,” said protester Debra Griggs with the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies.

Protesters said they will ask the Commonwealth’s attorney to reconsider his decision.

“These actions do qualify as criminal, and we’re here to advocate for further investigation of the Commonwealth’s attorney,” explained protester Tabitha Hanes with the Richmond S.P.C.A.

The investigation began last month when an Accomack County man claimed PETA workers stole and killed his pet chihuahua. Wilbur Cerate said home surveillance video shows a van with “PETA” on…

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