Related Post: PETA's Slaughterhouse for Dogs and Cats.
My 2009 post calling PeTA's "shelter" a slaughter house, and asking how it could possibly meet Virginia state regulations and standards, seems to have triggered an inspection by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Veterinary Services in 2010.
That would have been good, if anything had actually been done. It wasn't.
So how does the PeTA Slaughter House still stay in business?
The answer is that the terms "shelter" and "humane society" are not codified in the state of Virginia and so they can mean anything and nothing. They do not mean "adoption facility" and can just as easily be used to label a slaughter house, as PeTA does, as a true No Kill or Low-Kill facility.