puppy mills

Retail Pet Sale Ban (New York)

Puppy Mill Pipeline Act (S.1130 and A.4283)

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Act (S.1130 and A.4283), sponsored by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-67) and Senator Michael Gianaris (D-12), would prohibit the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in retail stores.

Updated

July 2, 2020

Work Type

Legislation

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Active

Cities and states across the country are fighting back against puppy mills, large-scale commercial breeding facilities that maximize profits at the expense of the animals’ well-being, by enacting retail pet sale bans. These laws prohibit pet stores from selling certain animals sourced from mills.

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Act (S.1130 and A.4283), sponsored by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-67) and Senator Michael Gianaris (D-12), would prohibit the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in retail stores. If enacted, New York would become the third state in the nation —following California and Maryland — to pass a retail pet sale ban.

Animals in puppy mills endure severe cruelty and neglect. Crowded into small, dirty cages and deprived of companionship and love, mother dogs are forced to have multiple litters every year until they are too old to reproduce. Once they are no longer profitable, the dogs are usually killed or abandoned. Poor sanitation, little to no veterinary care, and inadequate and spoiled food are hallmarks of puppy mills. Retail pet sale bans help crack down on these cruel operations by reducing the demand for animals bred in mills.

Retail bans also protect consumers. Many families have been saddled with hundreds or thousands of dollars in veterinary bills caring for sick animals purchased from pet stores. Some of these animals ultimately die.

Learn how to pass a retail pet sale ban in your community.

No More Puppy Mills

Puppy mill operators maximize their profits by producing large numbers of puppies as quickly as possible. As a result, unsanitary conditions, disease, and neglect are rampant. Sign our pledge to boycott puppy mills. Together we can end cruel puppy mills.

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