|“Beagles at facilities like Envigo spend their whole lives in cages, deprived of the companionship and exercise that these social, active dogs need,” says Community Engagement Manager for the Humane Society of Fairfax County and Virginia Coalition for Beagle Protection representative Gina Lynch. “The Virginia Coalition for Beagle Protection thanks Del. Kory for her continued commitment to animal welfare and her determination to hold Envigo accountable for the recently-exposed deplorable conditions for dogs, which landed the company 26 citations for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and an ongoing federal investigation.”
Delegate Kory is a longtime animal advocate who made a pledge to her late rescue dog Ben to create a more humane Virginia for animals. She founded the Animal Welfare Caucus in 2018 and has been recognized by organizations like PETA and the Humane Society for her sustained efforts to end animal cruelty in the Commonwealth. Her bill to ban the animal testing of cosmetics in Virginia took effect January 1.
Delegate Kaye Kory represents the 38th District in the House of Delegates. She is the Chair of the House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns, the Animal Welfare Caucus, the Joint Women’s Health Care Caucus, and the Disability Commission. Her legislative focus has largely centered on education, women’s issues, and animal rights. Prior to her election to the General Assembly, Delegate Kory served for a decade on the Fairfax County School Board. She and her husband Ross have three grown children and have lived in Fairfax County for 35 years.
Delegate Fowler has represented House District 55 since 2014. He is Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, and also serves on General Laws and Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources. Buddy also serves on the Board of the Virginia War Memorial, the Virginia Board of Veterans Services, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board, the Joint Sub-committee on Block Grants, the History of Enslaved African Americans in Virginia, the Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers’ Service Program (VOLSAP).
Buddy worked primarily in the private sector and was also a small business owner before coming to the Virginia General Assembly as an aide to former Delegates Frank Hargrove and John Cox.
A lifelong resident of Virginia, Buddy and his wife, Patsy, reside in Hanover County where they raised their three children. He is a member of and has served on the Diaconate at Slash Christian Church. Buddy is an active member of the Clay Springs Ruritan Club. Buddy is an active outdoor enthusiast and enjoys fishing and hunting and is a member of numerous outdoor organizations including Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Virginia Hunting Dog Owner’s Association, and the Slate River Bird Dog Club. Buddy is also involved and supports numerous historical organizations including the Hanover Historical Society.