Sunday, October 29, 2006

Anti-Hunters: Two PETA workers charged with abducting hunting dog

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK - Two employees from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been charged with abducting a hunting dog in Southampton County.

About 10 a.m. Wednesday, a witness reported seeing two women in a vehicle with PETA markings take the dog from the side of Meherrin Road, said Detective Cpl. Richard Morris of the Southampton County Sheriff's Office.

A witness alerted the county animal control officer - who happened to own the dog. The officer stopped the vehicle soon after and, finding his dog inside, turned the case over to a colleague, Morris said.

The dog's radio tracking collar had been removed and was found near where the women reportedly picked up the animal, Morris added.

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