Watertown Daily Times | Bill proposed to ban sale of dogs, cats, rabbits at New York pet stores

Two New York legislators introduced a bill on March 5 that would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores statewide.

Proposed by Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Queens, and Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, D/WF-Manhattan, the bill’s (S.4234/A.6298) purpose is to protect animals and consumers from “cruel breeders” who seek to maximize profits at the expense of animal welfare, according to a news release from the Humane Society of the United States.

The bill, under review by the Senate Domestic Animal Welfare committee, would continue to allow pet stores to offer quality products and services, as well as continue to offer space to…

Click Here to Read Full Article…