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Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Frank L. Ribaudo, Dannel P. Malloy, Rosa DeLauro

Revoke All Pets Club's License to Sell Puppies

This petition has been created and signed by those who plead that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture: Licensing Division revoke All Pets Club's license to sell puppies in the state of Connecticut. All Pets Club (with locations in Wallingford, Branford, North Windham and Southington) has been responsible for the sale of numerous sick (at times, fatally) puppies. Their puppies are purchased from puppy mills, many of which are widely known for their mistreatment of dogs and their puppies; however, the abuse does not stop once the puppies reach All Pets Club. On May 1st, 2018, Meriden resident Bobby Arel purchased a nearly five month old Ori-pei from All Pets Club of Wallingford. Exactly one week later, puppy Akuma fell extremely ill. The veterinarian employed by All Pets Club sent her home, writing off her alarming symptoms (extreme lethargy, excessive drooling, complete loss of appetite, and control of bowels) as potential "growing pains" and prescribing an anti-inflammatory. The next day, as her condition worsened, Akuma experienced seizures and was transferred to the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill (per All Pets Club), where she tragically passed after a few hours. When Mr. Arel attempted to retrieve Akuma's papers from the hospital, with proof of purchase in hand, the receptionist claimed the puppy was property of All Pets Club and would not release any information.  Mr. Arel is not the first to suffer at the hands of All Pets Club's negligence and lack of respect for their customers. In 2016, Attorney Brooke Goff and two other families suffered the loss of a beloved puppy within 10 days of purchase from All Pets Club. Since then, Goff Law Group has had over 100 people come forward for their assistance against All Pets Club. How many more families must suffer a loss before reform is forced upon All Pets Club, as well as the animal hospitals that take part in their malpractice? How many children must have a puppy they've fallen in love with ripped out of their life, due to the lies and greed of a large corporation? And how many dogs must suffer, unable to speak up for themselves, while they are treated like disposable income for the owners of All Pets Club? This is an issue that must be brought to light and addressed. All Pets Club is guilty not only of the mistreatment of animals, but also of gross negligence of proper business ethic. It is unfair not only to the puppies that suffer, but also to Connecticut consumers who fall victim to their lies and manipulation. PS: Papers from All Pets Club declare Akuma was transported/brokered through Pinnacle. Just a quick check shows Baker is a broker too. USDA license number 73B0204. She must use Pinnacle in Missouri as her transporter. She has older USDA inspection violations for her kennel "Okie Pets" in 2012, 2014 & 2015. She also had repeat violations and received an Official Warning from the USDA. Unfortunately with our current presidential administration, the USDA inspection report website has gone "dark". You may be able to demand that All Pets provide you with Baker's 2016, 2017 & 2018 inspection reports, as by CT law they are not allowed to use breeders with a certain number of violations within the last 2 years.

Cara Canelli
1,919 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Connecticut State Legislature, Connecticut Judiciary Committee

Repeal the Connecticut Criminal and Civil Statutes of Limitations on Rape

CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS PLEASE SIGN!!! ALL STATES CAN SIGN!  There Must Be Zero Tolerance for Rape In State Legislation! Aid in repealing Criminal and Civil Statutes of Limitations on Rape for ALL PERSONS of ALL AGES. The Connecticut statutes of limitation deprive victims of rape and carnal abuse crimes of their constitutional rights. Specifically, No Statute of Limitations alleges that they deprive them of their substantive due process, procedural due process, and equal protection. Laws that do not address civil rights, which are human rights, allow discriminatory policies to continue, subsequently denying countless victims access to resources and allowing untold numbers of hard-core criminals to escape justice. Statute limitations on rape laws are not just legal loopholes, they are a vast abyss in which predators go free and are permitted to continue preying on and committing crimes against new victims. The fact that Connecticut laws are so ill-equipped to actually protect rape victims in realistic scenarios and also force a victim seeking justice to endure an overly burdensome process is an embarrassment of the state. Any legislator who does not support policy that encompasses human rights is not tough on crime. Any legislator that is not strong on public safety and public health is not upholding the best interests of the community they are elected to represent. There are 39+ million citizens in the United States who have been victims of rape and carnal abuse, the statistics are at pandemic proportions in the United States. Yet violence against women and girls remains one of the most under punished crime in the United States. The overwhelming majority of rapists are recidivists, equaling many victims over the course of a perpetrator’s lifetime. Statute limitations on rape disables society from rightful protection against offenders. Rape is a societal problem, a public safety issue, a public health hazard, and a mental health issue. The results of these heinous crimes devastate the victim’s quality of life; prohibits them from fully participating in life; and significantly depletes victim, family, and taxpayer resources. Additionally, dealing with law enforcement and the state’s legal process can often revictimize a claimant. Rape victims are three times more likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and four times more likely to contemplate suicide. Overhauling the legal definition of rape to include all persons of all ages and fully repealing the statute of limitations on rape laws are the first steps to combating this heinous crime. Prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law is another. There is no statute of limitations on murder and there should be no statute of limitations on the heinous crimes of rape and carnal abuse. No reasonable moral or legal arguments exist that should disable a victim’s civil right to seek justice against their assailants in the state’s criminal and civil court processes for life altering violent crimes. With the exception of murder, rape is the most serious violation of a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual self that any person can experience. The time for restorative justice is now. Connecticut has an opportunity to become a model state in the area of crime, public safety, and mental health laws, breaking an outrageous cycle of horrific violence. No Statute of Limitations prays that the honorable Connecticut State Legislature fully repeal the Connecticut Criminal and Civil Statutes of Limitations on Rape.  

No Statute of Limitations
221 supporters