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Animal rights advocates plan rally in February for stricter welfare laws

The rally will take place at the Capitol building in Frankfort on February 6.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A rally planned for February will aim to pass stricter laws on animal cruelty in Kentucky.

The animal rights organization Kentuckians Vote for Animals announced that a rally will take place on February 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol building in Frankfort. 

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According to a release from the organization, the rally will show Kentucky lawmakers that the laws must improve to protect animals from cruelty and neglect.

A report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund ranks Kentucky as the worst state for animal protection laws for the 12th year in a row.

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"We must come together as a state and demand better animal protection," said Cynthia Criswell, a board member for Kentuckians Vote for Animals.

For more information on the rally, you can check out the Kentuckians Vote for Animals Facebook page. 

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