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CT Votes for Animals: Animals Don't Vote, People Do

Who are we? CVA envisions a future where all animals live in peace under the protection of strong laws. We work toward this vision by creating and improving Connecticut's laws and encouraging our elected leaders to make the well-being of animals their priority. We work with voters like you, legislators & other officials across CT government, and a hired lobbyist to introduce and pass pro-animal laws. We also fight the passage of harmful, inhumane laws.


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    CVA has established its legislative priorities for the 2019 legislative session.  Be sure to contact your State Representative and Senator to tell them animals are important to you and you look forward to their support for the passage of humane legislation.  Continue to follow CVA on Facebook and other social media for updates and legislative alerts. CONNECTICUT VOTES FOR ANIMALS 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES  Exemption from Accelerated Rehabilitation In Certain Cases of Animal Abuse:To require a showing of good cause in order to invoke a pretrial program for accelerated rehabilitation on behalf of a person charged with animal abuse. A Prohibition on Purchasing Dogs and Cats via a Financing Lease/Loan:A bill to prohibit financing dogs or cats pursuant to documents transferring ownership at the end of the term of the financing and contingent upon payments being made.  Wildlife and Exotic Animals in Travelling Shows (HB 5024, HB 5248)To prohibit the use of exotic and certain wildlife animals in circuses and certain travelling shows. Adequate Shelter for Dogs During Extreme Weather Conditions:To establish certain requirements for what constitutes adequate shelter for a dog during adverse weather conditions. Prohibition on the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Retail Stores (HB 5246): Legislation to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores. Oppose Authorizing Black Bear Hunting and Night Hunting of Coyotes in Connecticut
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    Thanks to you and our many friends, CVA reached it's goal last night and is now able to receive the matching $20,000 gift from a generous donor.   Since 100% of our funding comes from individual donors, supporters like you make it possible for CVA to have a strong voice for animal protection in Connecticut. Thanks to your support, we have the resources to promote legislation to protect animals and to stand in strong opposition to bills that will harm them.  We are a constant presence at the legislature and our presence reminds lawmakers that the welfare of animals is an important issue to their constituents and to thousands of animal lovers throughout the state. You are CVA’s family of advocates; you respond when we call, and make your voices heard in Hartford.  You are also the organization’s lifeline for our continued work.  For all of this, we are eternally grateful.  CVA wishes you and your two and four legged family, a healthy New Year and a year filled with kindness for all.  
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