Animal advocates call for Gov. Hochul to sign bill to ban sale of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores

The "Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill" is designed to close puppy mills that supply some pet stores.

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2022, 10:26 PM

Updated 530 days ago

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Animal advocates are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across New York.
Do you think Gov. Hochul should sign a bill to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits? Vote in today's poll here.
The "Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill" is designed to close puppy mills that supply some pet stores.
The measure got through the state Legislature in June and now awaits Hochul's signature.
It would allow pet stores to partner with rescue organizations to showcase adoptable animals.
Advocates tell News 12 the conditions many animals are kept in so they can be sold in stores are dangerous, dirty and life-threatening.
"There are animals that are being kept in factory farms basically, where they can barely turn around, you know, they're bred until their uterus' are falling out so this is a horrific industry and all the pet stores in New York are party to it if they're selling animals," said John Di Leonardo of Humane Long Island.
Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross also spoke in favor of the bill, saying that no animal should be raised in that type of environment and that is why they are urging the governor to sign the bill and make it law.


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