The New York Senate passes law to end the puppy mills

New York is currently one of the states that has the most puppies sold in pet stores. These puppies may look cute and healthy to those who have never heard of puppy mills, but there is a dark reality behind them. These pups are usually bought from commercial hatcheries that breed dogs as much as possible in inhumane conditions. Then these pet stores try to sell the puppies as if they were from reputable breeders. While many dog ​​parents are very aware of these issues, some new puppy parents are unaware of where the puppies are from. Fortunately, New York is trying to change something.

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New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

With the New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, animals raised in puppy mills can no longer be sold in pet stores. This means that dogs, cats, and rabbits are no longer being sold in businesses by commercial breeders. Instead, pet stores are only allowed to put rescue animals up for adoption.

“Pet stores that sell puppies may look good from the window, but they rely on a ruthlessly inhumane system to make money, import potentially sick animals from non-state puppy mills, and deceiving them as healthy pets from responsible breeders to consumers to pass on. ” said Matt Bershadker, the President and CEO of ASPCA.

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This bill was passed by the New York State Senate at 48-12. It was passed on July 21st, National No Pet Store Puppies Day. This is a day to raise awareness and educate others about the horrors of the puppy mills. Thanks to New York, it’s now even closer to putting an end to the puppy mills once and for all.

What are the next steps?

This essential piece of legislation seems to be going in the right direction but has not yet been passed. It has yet to be approved by the assembly.

“We thank Senator Gianaris for pioneering the Senate Puppy Milling Pipeline Act and look forward to working with the Rosenthal Congregation member to move it forward in the Congregation,” added Bershadker.

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If you live in New York you can help get this bill approved. You can call or email your member of the National Assembly to urge them to support this bill. However, if you don’t live in New York then you should still spread the word. Not everyone knows what puppy mills are, so it’s important to educate as many people as possible. The more people who help put an end to puppy mills, the more dogs that can be saved.

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