The Legislation – S4234A/A6298:
Please join Pet Peeves in supporting a proposed bill to ban the sale of commercially bred dogs, cat and rabbits in pet stores. A copy of the bill can be found here:
Federal and State documentation demonstrates the need for this legislation (will be provided/discussed upon request). The NYC Bar Association Animal Law Committee report released December 2019, provides a comprehensive analysis of this bill:
A 2019 investigation of New York State pet stores by Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) provides further evidence for this bill:
This is both an animal welfare and a consumer protection issue
If this bill passes, New York will join California, Maryland, and 300 other municipalities who have enacted similar legislation to protect both animals and consumers (Pending: Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please call or email your NYS Assembly Member and NYS Senator to request that they co-sponsor S4234A/A6298.