New York: Urge Your Legislator to 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

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.

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.

What You Can Do

  1. Please use the form below to send an email to your state legislators asking for their support of the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130)!
  2. After you send your letter, place a call to your state assemblymember and senator to politely ask for their support. Not sure who represents you? You can use the ASPCA Legislator Lookup Tool to find them.

Thank you, New York.

Questions? Email us at grassroots@aspca.org