In a session marked with consternation over budget challenges, legislators should do far less hand-wringing when supporting the bill to stop the bloody trade of poached ivory and rhino horn in Connecticut. Indeed, the costs of taking no action will reach far beyond Connecticut. Elephants will continue to be slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands for their ivory, which is coveted for use in jewelry, figurines, and other objects falsely sold as “antiques.”
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Op-ed: SB 445 — a step toward stopping the puppy mill train to CT
Over 70 percent of the USDA-licensed breeders supplying puppies to Connecticut pet shops in 2012 were cited for violations of the Animal Welfare Act within the past three years.