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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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    Please call or write your State Representative and Senator TODAY and ask them to SUPPORT the amendment to HB-5386 that will stop the sale of puppy mill dogs and cruelly bred cats and rabbits in CT pet stores.  We've made it easy for you to do with this form letter.  Click to download, customize if you want, and then email your legislators today.  Click here to find your legislators. 
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    Bear hunting bill switch…One step forward, two steps back

    Under pretense of defanging an unpopular bill that would allow bear hunting in Litchfield County, the Environment Committee has made furtive, last-minute changes that, within limits, could result in trophy hunting of bears throughout the state. According to the new version of the bill, nearly anyone who keeps livestock, poultry, or bees can kill bears, coyotes, fox, or any wildlife deemed a nuisance—day and night, all year long, without taking other measures to protect their “crops” or seek nonlethal remedies against hungry animals.
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