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CT Votes for Animals: SPEAK UP FOR ANIMALS
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 to introduce and pass pro-animal laws. We also fight the passage of harmful, inhumane laws.

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    Coalition Urges Governor to Stop the Sale of Pet Store Puppies and Urge Food Pantries to Carry Pet Food During Pandemic

    A coalition comprised of CVA, HSUS, Our Companions and Bailing Out Benji is asking Governor Lamont to close the loophole in his Executive Order (designating pet shops as essential services) to stop the sale of puppies in pet stores. The letter notes that while pet store sale of food and supplies is an essential services their sale of puppies, kittens and other animals are not and continuing their sale is a risk to both public health and animal health.  At the same time the coalition urged the Governor to use his office to encourage food pantries to be sure to carry pet food because it is a service that helps humans help their companion animals during this economic downturn.  A copy of the letter can be found at this link.  
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    Pet Stores - Connecticut's Pipeline to Misery

    How much is that doggie in the window used to convey a sentimental vision of a sweet puppy, lovingly bred and cared for. Reality is quite different. That cute puppy in the window of your local pet store costs anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 +/–; the higher end usually for cross-breeds like a Chorkie – (Chihuahua/ Yorkie mix) or Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle mix) or any latest mix that promises never to shed or make you sneeze. The dirty secret that pet stores don’t want you to know is that the puppy was born to a breeding female dog that languishes in what are possibly the cruellest and most inhumane settings you could image. To top it off, the federal government puts its stamp of approval on it saying these places are “USDA Certified,”meeting the standards of care under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
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