I doubt there is anyone who has not heard about Maya, the chihuahua taken from her porch and euthanized by PETA within 24 hours. The sheriff of Accomack County pressed charges, but the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the county refused to prosecute. After a well-attended protest today, he stated that he did not make decisions on the basis of political expediency and he stands by his decision not to prosecute, saying that PETA had been very cooperative.
His defense of his decision is based on what he called the lack of criminal intent by PETA, the fact that the dog was not contained and had no identification. So apparently it is legal in Virginia for someone to come onto your property, lure your dog from the porch with treats, steal him, and euthanize him.
Stay tuned. And watch these videos.