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Ban in New-York on the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores

The sale of dogs and cats in pet stores is prohibited under a law passed in New York

The sale of dogs and cats in pet stores is banned in New-York

Huge victory: A bill banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores is passed in New York!The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, a ground-breaking piece of legislation that bans the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in New York pet stores, was enacted today by the New York State Legislature.

This bill is now on Governor Kathy Hochul's desk after being supported by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris . The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill would stop the importation of pups from cruel breeding facilities if it were to become law.

What is the pipeline bill for puppy mills?

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill would still let pet shops advertise animals that are available for adoption from shelters and other organizations. The governor, Kathy Hochul, will now review the bill.

Puppies marketed in pet stores come from puppy mills, which are industrial breeding operations with a focus on profit over the welfare of the animals. Breeding dogs are frequently held in these institutions for their entire lives in cramped cages without access to proper shelter, veterinary care, food, or socializing. Families are frequently unprepared for the financial loss and heartache that come with purchasing a sick puppy because the puppies can have serious health and behavioral concerns.

Although New York is one of the biggest markets for the puppy mill industry, the state's efforts to regulate breeders within its own borders are insufficient to prevent puppy mill cruelty from affecting its communities . For canines and dog-loving New Yorkers, stopping the flow of horribly bred puppies from out-of-state breeders is a major victory.

New York state puppy mill laws

A bill that will outlaw the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in the state was approved by the New York State Legislature on Friday.

According to an ASPCA press release, the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill intends to "halt the flow of cruelly bred puppies into New York." Gov. Kathy Hochul still needs to sign the law.

In a statement, Matt Bershadker, president and chief executive officer of the ASPCA, said that the Puppy Mill Pipeline bill, once it is signed into law, "will finally put an end to the sale of cruelly bred puppy mill dogs in pet shops across New York State, which has one of the highest concentrations of pet stores that sell puppies in the country." "Closing the puppy mill pipeline will assist in preventing retail sellers and commercial breeders from participating in — and profiting from — inhumane violence," the report states.

Animal welfare groups have welcomed the legislation.

The bill was supported by animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the New York State Animal Protection Federation (NYSAPF), Voters For Animal Rights (VFAR), Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and the NYC Bar Association's Animal Law Committee. It was championed by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris.

Is this the end of turtle and cruelty in puppy mills?

"Cruelty is bred in puppy factories. The puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline will suffer a fatal blow if the selling of dogs, cats, and rabbits in New York pet stores is prohibited, "said Rosenthal in a statement. "The adorable bunnies, kittens, and puppies in pet store windows conceal a tragic truth: these creatures are the victims of heinous abuse in puppy factories."

"Puppy, kitten, and bunny mills utilize and torture animals to produce pets for sale, many of which are rife with congenital disorders that put unwary buyers through incalculable mental turmoil and cost them hundreds or thousands of dollars in veterinary fees," the speaker said.

According to Rosenthal, the legislation will "finally and permanently shut down the pet store to puppy mill pipeline."

"There is no need for cruel puppy factories to supply pet retailers because there are so many good animals who need to be rescued. Our canine friends should be respected and not treated as a commodity, "In a statement, he stated.

Celebrities supported the law

According to the ASPCA, Missouri has the biggest number of puppy mills in America, and over half of the puppies sold in pet stores in New York are imported from there.

Celebrities such as Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Cohen, Alec Baldwin, Justin Theroux, and Edie Falco expressed support for the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill in an open letter.

Before the law was passed, they said, "You have the ability to interrupt this cycle of misery by closing down the puppy mill pipeline to make it tougher for commercial breeders to profit from cruelty."

Which states have pet store bans?

California made history in 2017 when it became the first state to outlaw the sale of commercially bred animals in pet stores. 2018 saw Maryland enact a comparable bill. A prohibition on retail pet sales has been enacted in hundreds of towns and counties, including Cook County (Chicago), Boston, and Philadelphia.

Please join us in congratulating the bill's approval while we wait for Governor Hochul to sign it into law. We appreciate everyone's support for the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. Without your help, this win would not have been possible.

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