10/22/2012 06:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Virginia Sets Public Meeting On Keeping Potentially Dangerous Animals

Should Virginia allow people to keep potentially dangerous animals such as venomous snakes and monkeys?

You can voice your opinion Wednesday during a public meeting held by a state panel that is studying the issue.

The 32-member panel of animal owners, animal-rights advocates, government officials and others is working to define what animals are dangerous and whether rules for keeping them should be tightened.

The group will hold the public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Housing Center at 4224 Cox Road in Glen Allen.

Before that session, the group will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That meeting is open to members of the public who simply want to watch.

More details on the dangerous-animal study are at virginiaanimals.net.

-- Rex Springston ___

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