"In an effort spurred by proposed legislation last year by Fairfield State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) which created a task force to study the importation of puppies from substandard commercial animal mill “Puppy Mills” in Connecticut, recommendations and findings from the task force were submitted to the legislatures Environment Committee for their review last week before the start of the 2014 session. The Environment Committee will decide if they will bring forward a bill to address the Task Forces work. Kupchick, who served as co-chairwoman along with Senator Bob Duff on the task force panel, said the proposal represents a middle ground between the pet store industry and animal rights advocates, who had sought a complete ban on the sale of commercially-bred animals...."