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

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. They do not care if the puppies are healthy, and they don’t care where they end up … as long as they get paid.

The puppies for sale in New York pet stores come almost entirely from breeders in other states. They are transported here, sometimes over 1,000 miles, through a pipeline of middlemen. Everybody gets a cut. It’s an inhumane and broken system made possible because in New York State, it’s still legal to sell dogs in pet stores. But citizens like you have the power to change that and finally end this form of animal cruelty.

New York A. 4283/S. 1130 can shut down the puppy mill pipeline by stopping commercial breeders from selling puppies to New York’s pet stores, shutting down the pipeline and making it harder for them to profit from cruelty.

What You Can Do

The puppy industry has tried to stop this bill every step of the way. Please let your state legislators 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 state senator and assemblymember. Not sure who represents you in the New York Legislature? Use our Legislator Lookup tool to find them.

2. After you make your call, follow up by using the form below to email your lawmakers. The email urges them to support A. 4283/S. 1130 to keep cruel, out-of-state puppy mills from profiting in the Empire State.

Thank you, New York.