New York: The Time Is Now! 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: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, Senator Michael Gianaris

Update—May 5, 2021: Great news, New York! This bill just passed the Senate. Now, we need the Assembly to pass A. 4283.

Puppy mills are commercial dog-breeding facilities that breed suffering dogs over and over to produce lots of puppies as quickly and cheaply as possible. The puppies for sale in New York pet stores come almost entirely from puppy mills in other states. They are transported here, sometimes over 1,000 miles, through a pipeline of middlemen. But citizens like you have the power to change that and finally end this form of animal cruelty.

Let’s shut down the puppy mill pipeline by stopping commercial breeders from selling puppies to New York’s pet stores, making it harder for them to profit from cruelty.

The Senate passed the bill by a huge margin, and now it’s the Assembly’s turn!

What You Can Do

The puppy industry has tried to stop this bill every step of the way. Please let your state assemblymember know you want them to support it; they need to hear from New Yorkers like you right now.

1. The most important action you can take is to call your assemblymember. Not sure who represents you in the New York State Assembly? Use our Legislator Lookup tool to find them.

2.  After you make your call, follow up by using the form below to email your lawmaker. The email urges them to support A. 4283 to keep cruel, out-of-state puppy mills from profiting in the Empire State.

Thank you, New York.