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Abused animals get a legal voice in court

Connecticut has become the first state to allow court-appointed advocates to represent animals in

By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Published:

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success.

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