Watch out, New York: 5 days and 5 ways YOU can help 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 blow to the cruel and deceptive puppy mill industry by banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores. Learn more about this bill below.

We need your help to get the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill across the finish line this year. To finally end our state’s involvement in the horrible puppy mill, join us for a week of action (March 7-11) and make a difference for animals in New York City and beyond!

Here are five easy and fun ways to stand up 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!

Tuesday 8 MarchDay 2

Ask your NY assembly member to pass A.4283. You can reach them by calling the Assembly switchboard at (518) 455-4100, and your call will be directed to the correct office. Whether you’re reaching a live person or an answering machine, just say:

“As a constituent, I am calling to ask my congregation to support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, A.4283. This bill would end the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores , ending our state’s involvement in the cruel pup. – Pipeline from factory to pet store. 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 to make it easier for your friends to know.

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Thursday March 10Day 4

Visit our Advocacy Center to email your New York lawmakers asking them to support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. We’ve already crafted a compelling message, just fill in your information and hit send!

Friday March 11Day 5

Are you on Twitter? It’s time to tweet! Post a message on Twitter to your New York lawmakers explaining why you support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. Here’s a tip: include a photo of you and your pet with the hashtag #puppymillpipeline to grab their attention.

Thank you for taking action for animals! Together we can stop New York’s cruel puppy mill once and for all.

Learn more about the New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

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

Surprisingly, puppy mills can be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and operate in full compliance with federal animal welfare law, while keeping animals in horrible conditions. Animals often suffer in small wire cages and are denied basic needs like grooming, socialization and proper veterinary care. Dogs are bred at every opportunity, enduring dirt and extreme neglect, while infections 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. The puppies are then sold to unsuspecting consumers as “healthy”, “high quality” puppies from “responsible breeders”.

It’s 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 have a significant impact on the profitability of the puppy mill industry. We need your help today to push this legislation over the finish line!

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