NY legislator wishes to bar family pet stores from purchasing from pup mills

would be restricted from buying pets or cats from pup mills and other big business breeding facilities ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from purchasing pet dogs or felines from young puppy mills and other big business breeding facilities under a brand-new proposal in the state Legislature.The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens would need pet stores to get their animals from licensed rescue shelters or human societies. It likewise would make sure that rescue companies retain ownership of the animal if it is not adopted.The legislation being revealed Thursday is designed after a similar

law in California. Gianaris states his objective is to find excellent homes for rescue animals while dissuading big business breeding operations that have actually been connected to animal mistreatment.He anticipates bipartisan assistance for the procedure, which hasn’t been scheduled for a vote.Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.




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