Friday, May 15, 2009

ICWDM Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the next edition of the ICWDM Newsletter from the University of Nebraska is available for download at

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Unfortunately, it appears that we are a victim of our own success. Your phone calls and e-mails were so successful in blocking Senator Meyer from bringing out any amendments in the Senate that would impact the use of leghold traps that they have decided to try it in the House first. The leghold trap amendment has now been proposed on H.B. No. 6552 AN ACT BANNING THE POSSESSION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND THE IMPORTATION, POSSESSION AND LIBERATION OF WILD ANIMALS. It had been speculated that they would try to attach it to this bill. It is the same as Sen. Meyer was going to use in the Senate comprising a ban and adopting bureaucratic Massachusetts type legislation. See the MA results at It is unclear when and if action will take place, so immediate action is necessary. Once again we’d ask you to take time out of your day to make calls today and tomorrow. Use the same message as used for the Senate: “I’m calling to oppose any ban on leghold and body gripping traps, could you be transfer to me to Representative ----------.” Call between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Contact the following legislators at the specific number listed. In addition AND contact your own Representative.


Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan

860 240 8500


House Majority Leader Denise Merrill

860 240 8500


Representative Richard Roy

860 240 8500


Representative Brian Hurlburt

860 240 8500


House Minority Leader Larry Cafero

860 240 8700  


You can find your CT legislator at  or in the Blue pages under “Connecticut, State of” then “Legislators”. Also, inform your friends who have an interest. Ask them to communicate.

While we urge you to use your own words, use the KISS principle, and please…do not be insulting or negative towards Any Senator, Representative, or anyone else in the Capitol.  Identify yourself and Town, State your position and why you Support or Oppose the bill. Be Brief, if they have questions they will ask.

Review all current bills and other info at the CCS website


Monday, May 11, 2009

CT Trap Ban Amendments

Senator Meyer and Representative Roy has attached the original context of SB #994 and their proposed amendment to SB #650: AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A TRUST FOR THE CARE OF AN ANIMAL.
We must again, contact our Legislators and oppose SB #650 with the
specific mention that the final Fiscal Note :
which has a price tag of close to $500,000 per year for the next two (2) years.