by Ryan McKeen
Today I’m putting a new twist on an old post. I originally wrote this post in March of 2008 and it’s worth revisiting.
For starters, I’m tired and my heart just isn’t into generating new content.
Last week, I got involved in a back and forth with one of my favorite Courant columnists, Rick Green.
Anyhow, Rick posted a youtube video about my state representative, Annie Hornish. I saw the video and felt compelled to respond.
Rick read my comment and changed his mind on Annie. Good for him and good for Annie.
Here at A Connecticut Law Blog, we ( by “we” I mean Brady and I) are big fans of CT animal statutes and cases.
Yes, Annie has introduced a number of bills dealing with animal rights during her term. In doing so, Annie is continuing the work of legislators who have sought to make the world more humane for our furry friends.
Anyhow, here’s a law that predates Annie:
In Connnecticut, it is illegal for a person to sell or give away a live rabbit that has been dyed, colored or otherwise treated so as to import to them an artificial color. Any person who violates the law faces a fine not to exceed $150. Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 53-249a.
My legal advice to you (yes, I’m violating my own policy of not giving legal advice in this blog) is to only dye Easter eggs and leave the bunny alone.