Tag: virginia dangerous animals

Humane Society urges exotic-pet ban after Hampton man bitten by pet cobra

In light of recent news of a Hampton man who was hospitalized after being bitten by his pet cobra, The Humane Society of the United States is once again urging Gov. Bob McDonnell and Virginia legislators to act swiftly to prohibit future ownership of dangerous wild animals. Existing laws in Virginia would hardly prevent further […]

Humane Society pushes Virginia leaders to enact dangerous-animal ban

The Humane Society of the United States is calling on Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to issue an emergency order or otherwise direct the Virginia Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations on the sale and possession of dangerous wild animals following the escape Tuesday night of 48 wild animals—from bears to wolves to lions—from an […]