State Senate bill would shut down out-of-state puppy mill pipeline

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ALBANY –  The State Senate has passed legislation that would prohibit puppies, kittens, and bunnies raised in out-of-state mills to be sold in New York.

Brian Shapiro of Woodstock, the New York State director of the Humane Society of the United States, said the legislation would shut down the pipeline into New York.

“This law, should it become law, would not prevent anyone from going to a responsible breeder to get a German shepherd or a boxer or to go to a shelter. This simply addresses animals sold in these brick-and-mortar pet stores that are sourced from cruel, out-of-state places, these puppy mills in the Midwest,” he said.

The bill is currently in committee in the State Assembly.