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.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]