Lawmakers send letter calling to have ENVIGO's licenses suspended
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several members of the Virginia General Assembly are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to suspend the license of an embattled company that operates a dog breeding facility in Cumberland County.
ENVIGO is now planning to shut down the facility, following numerous animal welfare regulation violations.
A recent court order is allowing the company to complete its existing contracts regarding the selling of dogs raised at the facility, but that leaves thousands of animals with an uncertain future.
In a letter, Virginia lawmakers are asking the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to suspend any applicable licenses that ENVIGO holds for 21 days and expedite enforcement actions to keep the facility from conducting any other activities that are regulated by law.
Among the lawmakers who signed the letter are Delegates Rob Bell and Sally Hudson as well as state Senator Creigh Deeds.
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