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Gov. Youngkin signs a law to protect dogs and cats

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin confirms the signing of a bill to ban experimentation on dogs and cats.

The bill prohibits the sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes and penalizes animal cruelty.

This bill amends the comprehensive animal care law to include cats and breeders of cats.

The law prohibits  any person or entity that breeds dogs or cats from the importation or sale of dogs or cats by anyone with certain federal animal welfare act violations.

In the governor’s words the bill protects and ensures the welfare standards and saves lives giving Virginia the authority to take action when violations occur.

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