Attention, New York: 5 Days and 5 Ways YOU Can Help Shut Down the Puppy Mill Pipeline

March 4, 2022

Shut Down the Puppy Mill Pipeline

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New York State has the chance to make history by passing the NY Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130). This important legislation will strike a major blow to the cruel and deceptive puppy mill industry by ending the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores. Learn more about this bill below.

We need your help to push the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill across the finish line this year. To finally put an end to our state’s participation in the horrific puppy mill pipeline, join us for a Week of Action (March 7-11) and make a difference for animals in New York and beyond!

Here are five fun and easy ways YOU can advocate for animals, starting Monday:

Monday March 7Day 1
Share this blog with FIVE FRIENDS who live in New York and challenge them to take action with you!
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Tuesday March 8Day 2
Ask your NY assemblymember to cosponsor A.4283. You can reach them by calling the Assembly switchboard at (518) 455-4100, and your call will be directed to the right office. Whether you reach a live person or an answering machine, simply say:

"As a constituent, I’m calling to ask my assemblymember to cosponsor the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, A.4283. This bill would stop the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in NY pet stores, ending our state’s participation in the cruel puppy-mill-to-pet-store pipeline. Thank you."

Wednesday March 9Day 3
Use one of these custom marketing cards to share your message of support on social media and educate other New Yorkers about the puppy mill pipeline. Include in your written message for an easy way for your friends to learn more.

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Thursday March 10Day 4
Visit our Advocacy Center to send an email to your New York legislators asking them to support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. We already drafted a compelling message, just complete your information and hit send!
Friday March 11Day 5
Are you on Twitter? Time to Tweet! Post a message on Twitter to your NY legislators explaining why you support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. Here’s a tip: include a picture of yourself and your pet along with the hashtag #puppymillpipeline to get their attention.

Thank you for taking action for animals! Together, we can shut down the cruel puppy mill pipeline into New York once and for all.

Learn More About The New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

Can you believe that New York State has more puppy-selling pet stores than any other state in the country? The puppies you see in New York’s pet store windows are sourced largely from out-of-state commercial breeding facilities (a.k.a. puppy mills), which produce puppies as quickly and cheaply as possible at the expense of the animals’ health and well-being.

Shockingly, puppy mills can be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operate in full compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act, while keeping animals in horrific conditions. Animals often suffer in small wire cages and are denied basic needs like grooming, socialization and adequate veterinary care. Dogs are bred at every opportunity, enduring filth and extreme neglect, while infection and genetic diseases proliferate. These breeding facilities are sneaky and keep their practices quiet by using a network of middlemen to ship puppies to stores in states like New York. Puppies are then sold to unsuspecting consumers as “healthy,” “high-quality” puppies from “responsible breeders.”

This is an industry that relies on deception and continues to profit from cruelty, but together we have the power to change it.

By passing the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130), New York would end its participation in this cycle and significantly impact the profitability of the puppy mill industry. We need your help today to push this legislation over the finish line! 

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