New York: Shut Down the Puppy Mill Pipeline

NY A.4283/S.1130 - End the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Pet Stores
ASPCA Position: Support
Sponsors: Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

The New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passed both the NY Senate and Assembly and will now go to Governor Hochul for her final approval.

Please join us in urging Governor Hochul to sign this bill into law!

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The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will end the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet shops, making it harder for puppy mills to profit in the Empire State.

Right now, out of state puppy mills ship their puppies via a pipeline of middlemen to New York pet stores, where they are marketed as healthy puppies from responsible breeders. But puppy mills make money by breeding dogs over and over in cruel conditions, selling huge numbers of puppies to pet stores. It’s a cruel and broken system made possible because, in New York State, it’s still legal to sell cruelly bred dogs and cats in pet stores.

What You Can Do

  1. Use the form below to thank your legislators and email Governor Hochul asking her to sign the bill into law when it is delivered to her desk!
  2. After you’ve sent your email via the form, please call Governor Hochul’s office at 518-474-8390 to ask for her support. Whether you reach a live person or voicemail, here’s what to say: "I’m calling to ask Governor Hochul to sign the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, A.4283/S.1130, into law. This bill will end New York’s participation in the cruel puppy mill pipeline and stop the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores. Thank you!”

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