HomePoliticsNV CHRIS EDWARDS WAS SOLE VOTE TO KILL RESEARCH DOGS IN NEVADA LEGISLATURE Politics NV CHRIS EDWARDS WAS SOLE VOTE TO KILL RESEARCH DOGS IN NEVADA LEGISLATURE May 26, 2020 RINO Chris Edwards was the sole vote to kill UNR Research Dogs instead of finding for ever homes for the beagles. Chris Edwards was the only person in both the Nevada Assembly and the Senate to vote to euthanize cute beagle dogs rather than fund an effort to find them forever homes. Fortunately the bill passed and as a result, all of the dogs were adopted. Senator Mark Manendo, the bill’s sponsor said “We wanted to put forth that bill, making sure that those dogs have an opportunity to live after they’ve sacrificed their bodies for science.” Assembly Bill 261 text: “AN ACT relating to animals; requiring certain research facilities to offer certain dogs and cats to an animal shelter or rescue organization for adoption before euthanizing or destroying such a dog or cat; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.” According to sources close to Edwards, he recently admitted he actually never read the bill before voting no, but obviously couldn’t publicly say that. Edwards is up for reelection, running against conservative Mesquite City Councilwoman Annie Black.