Sen. Blumenthal proposes 2 bills against animal abuse
Sen. Richard Blumenthal proposed laws against animal abuse at the Dog Star Rescue in Bloomfield Monday.
If approved, the Better Care for Animals Act will strengthen the U.S Department of Justice's enforcements under the Animal Welfare Act.
A second law, the Goldie's Act, will ensure that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enforce laws intended to protect dogs in puppy mills.
"These two measures seek to close them, these exploitative loopholes should not be there, neither should the puppies be exposed to these kind of abuses, and we are moving forward to protect these animals," said Blumenthal.
Reports show from 2011 to 2021, there were more than 3,000 animal cruelty cases in Connecticut.