Rally in support of the Puppy Mill Pipeline bill scheduled for Saturday, September 18 at Colonie Center


ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Justicepourlescent, a local group that tries to raise awareness about animal abuse, according to its Facebook page, is organizing a peaceful protest on Saturday, September 18 at the Colony Center. The rally is intended to show support for the Puppy Mill Pipeline Closure Bill.

The bill would ban the sale of pets in New York City pet stores, but allow stores to work with rescue organizations to adopt animals. The bill was passed by the New York Senate in May but was not passed until the Senate adjourned in June, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

“The NY Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill has received a wave of support and we are very grateful for your dedication! Unfortunately, the puppy mill industry was working behind the scenes to block this bill and it did not cross the finish line, ”ASPCA tweeted on June 11.

“We shouldn’t treat animals as if they were a commodity, as if they were a can of soup that we take out of the supermarket shelves to buy,” said Senator Mike Gianaris, who sponsored the bill, in May.

The Humane Society conducted an investigation in puppy mills and released a report in November 2020. They said the investigation results were disturbing. “What the investigator found was worrying: breeders approved and considered in good standing to sell to pet stores, who nevertheless kept
dozens if not hundreds of dogs in conditions that are far from the happy and comfortable environments of pet stores generally claim their puppies are coming, ”the report says.

The event is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., according to a message from Justice for the hundred on his Facebook page.

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