Action Alert

New York: Urge Governor Hochul to Sign the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

This action is for New York residents only.

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130) passed both the state Senate and Assembly with bipartisan support, and now requires Gov. Hochul’s signature to become law.

We need your help to ban the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in retail pet stores in New York. Please email Gov. Hochul to ask her to sign the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130) into law.

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The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, sponsored by Senator Michael Gianaris (D-12) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-67), is part of the growing movement to fight against puppy and kitten mills, large-scale commercial breeding facilities that keep animals in poor conditions while mass-producing them for sale.

Often confined to barren, wire cages with little companionship, dogs in puppy mills suffer physically and psychologically. They are generally denied access to clean food and water or veterinary care. Mother “breeder” dogs give birth to multiple litters per year and are typically abandoned or killed when no longer deemed useful to puppy mill operators.

Retail pet stores that sell animals sourced from puppy and kitten mills — or from third party brokers who procure animals from these types of breeders — provide very little information to consumers about the origin of the animals. Federal standards for these facilities are notoriously lax, making it more urgent that this bill be passed.

Learn more about puppy mills.