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New York Governor Signs Bill Banning Retail Sale Of Dogs, Cats, And Rabbits

On December 15, New York Governor Kathy Hochul dealt a blow to puppy mill operators when she signed legislation (S.1130/A.4283) banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits. According to a release from the Governor’s office, the legislation will go into effect in 2024.

“Dogs, cats and rabbits across New York deserve loving homes and humane treatment,” Governor Hochul said. “I’m proud to sign this legislation, which will make meaningful steps to cut down on harsh treatment and protect the welfare of animals across the state.”

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal said,

“I extend an enormous thank you to Governor Hochul for signing this legislation to shut down the puppy mill pipeline. New York State will no longer allow brutally inhumane puppy mills around the country to supply our pet stores and earn a profit off animal cruelty and unsuspecting consumers. By ending the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, shelters and rescues will be able to partner with these stores to showcase adoptable animals and place them into forever homes. Countless families will be spared the heartache of spending thousands on a beloved new pet that is genetically damaged and chronically ill. New York’s role as a leader in preventing cruelty to animals will inspire other states to follow suit, and that is something the Governor and all of us can be proud to have accomplished.”


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