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Help Save the Lives of Innocent Dogs and Puppies at Puppy Mills and Pet Stores!
Tell Governor Cuomo to Support Assembly Bill 740-A and Senate Bill 3753-A
In June 2013, we told you about New York State Assembly Bill 740-A and New York State Senate Bill 3753-A, which were proposed to allow municipalities to crack down on puppy mills and pet stores in their localities by passing stronger laws relating to such matters as animal care, sources of the animals they buy and sell, and spay/neuter. Since localities will be responsible for enforcing their own local laws, this legislation will also result in increased oversight of animals in the custody of puppy mills and pet stores.
Many animals sold at pet stores start their lives at puppy mills, large commercial breeding facilities where animals are often warehoused in unsanitary conditions, in cramped cages, deprived of socialization, adequate exercise, and necessary veterinary care. The breeding dogs spend years, if they survive that long, suffering in these deplorable conditions.
This essential legislation is an important step to protect dogs in the many breeding facilities in New York State, and we are pleased that the bill has been sent to new York Governor Andrew Cuomo for approval.
However, pet industry lobbyists are pressing the governor to veto this bill, and it is unclear as of now which way he is leaning.
IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT ALL NEW YORKERS TAKE ACTION!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF INNOCENT DOGS AND PUPPIES:
Contact Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell that you want him to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A to allow local regulation of puppy mills and pet stores. The reasons:
- Existing laws do not adequately protect animals in puppy mills.
- Localities should have the right to pass stronger laws so that animals are not forced to spend their lives in cramped cages, deprived of socialization, adequate exercise, and necessary veterinary care.
- 740-A/S. 3753-A will result in more oversight of pet dealers since municipalities will also have the authority to enforce the laws that they pass.
- Animals and consumers will be protected by the passage of this law.
Call Governor Cuomo’s office at (518) 474-8390. Phone calls are very effective!
You can also email the governor by visiting his contact page and filling out the form with your comments.
Share this information on your Facebook page (visit us at www.facebook.com/theanimalleague for more information).
If you are on Twitter, you can send the governor a tweet at (@NYGovCuomo), and ask all your friends and followers to do the same.
Write to the governor’s office at the following address:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
In all of your communications, whether electronic or hard copy, please mention that you are a constituent. If you are sending any written correspondence, be sure to include your address.