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New York: End the Sale of Animals Bred in Puppy/Kitten Mills

New York: End the Sale of Animals Bred in Puppy/Kitten Mills

Name: Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops

Bill Number: A 9946 and S 7711

Each year, more than two million dogs and cats are born in large-scale commercial breeding facilities, where they are kept in inhumane conditions that make them susceptible to disease and birth defects. One way to combat these abuses and put puppy and kitten mills out of business is to prohibit pet shops from selling companion animals that come from large-scale commercial breeding operations. Removing sales outlets would help end the demand for commercially-bred companion animals, protect consumers from purchasing unhealthy animals, and encourage the adoption of rescue and shelter dogs and cats in need of homes.

A 9946 and S 7711 would prohibit pet shop operators from selling live dogs and cats in a pet shop unless the animals were obtained from a humane society, public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, animal rescue, or animal adoption organization.


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Please support A 9946 and S 7711 to ban the sale of animals bred in puppy/kitten mills

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for A 9946 and S 7711, to end the sale of puppies and kittens from large-scale commercial breeders in our state. Each year, more than two million dogs and cats are born in these facilities, while at the same time millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters because they could not find a home.

This legislation is an essential step in reducing the number of large-scale commercial breeding facilities--puppy mills and kitten mills--that subject animals to inhumane conditions, while passing on to consumers animals who are unsocialized, exposed to disease, and highly susceptible to birth defects.

Several Westchester communities already banned the sale of dogs and cats from pet shops in 2016. I hope that you will give your support to legislation allowing statewide protection for consumers who are offered unhealthy and unsocialized animals in pet shops and to reduce the suffering of animals indiscriminately bred and raised in inhumane conditions.

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