Connecticut, Help End Puppy Mill Cruelty in Your State!
Connecticut pet shops have a long history of sourcing dogs from out-of-state commercial breeding facilities—also known as puppy mills—notorious for sacrificing animal welfare for quick profit. Puppies bred in these conditions are prone to health and behavioral defects, but the pet shops pass them off to consumers as healthy and from responsible breeders. This business model is deceptive to consumers, exploits animals and perpetuates puppy mill cruelty.
But we have the chance to make a huge difference for pet store puppies, and other cruelly bred animals, this year: The Connecticut General Assembly is considering legislation that would ban the sale of dogs and cats (and rabbits, too!) in pet stores across the state.
California and Maryland have already paved the way by passing statewide bans on the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. We need your voice to make Connecticut the next to take this historic step.
What You Can Do
If you are being directed to this page, you are in a special position to help! You have a state legislator serving on the Connecticut Joint Environment Committee, which could vote on this bill as soon as Monday, March 18.
Please use the form below to email your state legislator and ask him/her to pass H.B. 5386. Your letter to your legislator will also urge critical bill revisions to help ensure that your state's pet shops cannot sell dogs, cats, or rabbits from any source, which is the only way to eliminate stores as a pipeline for cruelly bred animals.
Thank you, Connecticut!