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Attorney General Mark Herring creates unit for animal law

Attorney General Mark Herring creates unit for animal law

RICHMOND – Attorney General Mark Herring announced Thursday that his office is creating a unit to train and guide local law enforcement and state agencies on how to pursue cases involving animal welfare or abuse.

Local prosecutors and police often seek help from the attorney general’s office on how to investigate and prosecute such offenses, Herring said.

“For the importance of these issues, what I have done is created the nation’s first Attorney General Animal Law Unit,” Herring told a crowd of animal rights supporters on the steps of the state Capitol.

Herring specifically discussed animal fighting, saying it is often associated with other...

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