The New York Assembly and Senate continue to advance bills that would limit pet choice and restrict pet stores to only showcasing dogs from rescues that are not affiliated with breeders.
Even if you would not personally source to a pet store, it is critical that New York lawmakers understand that pet choice should not be limited. It will force pet stores to remove consumer protection and only provide dogs from unregulated sources.
It will also reduce the average person’s access and ability to choose a pet with the predictable type, mandated care, and substantiated health background that come with purebred pets from regulated sources. Individuals who lack the resources or do not have access to private hobby breeders will be the most directly impacted. View AKC’s previous alert and visit www.akcgr.org/petchoice for talking points and more information.
What You Can Do:
We thank the New Yorkers who have taken the time to contact the Assembly and Senate Agriculture committees, and ask you to now do the following:
Contact Your State Senator TODAY and ask them to not support Senate Bill 1130. Visit our Legislative Action Center and type your zip code in the “Find Officials” tool on the left side of the screen to find the name and contact information for your State Senator.
Contact Your State Assemblyperson TODAY and ask them to not support Assembly Bill 4283. Visit our Legislative Action Center and type your zip code in the “Find Officials” tool on the left side of the screen to find the name and contact information for your State Assemblyperson.
Contact the members of the Assembly Codes Committee. Ask them to not support Assembly Bill 4283. If you are a constituent of a committee member, use the form below to directly contact them. Otherwise, use the following contact information:
Jeffrey Dinowitz (Chair- Bronx)
Thomas Abinanti (Tarrytown)
Vivian Cook (Jamaica)
Catalina Cruz (Corona)
Steven Cymbrowitz (Brooklyn)
Patricia Fahy (Albany)
Joseph Giglio (Olean)
Andrew Hevesi (Forest Hills)
Charles Lavine (Glen Cove)
John Mikulin (East Meadow)
Michael Montesano (Hicksville)
Angelo Morinello (Niagara Falls)
Daniel O’Donnell (Manhattan)
Nick Perry (Brooklyn)
Gary Pretlow (Mount Vernon)
Michael Reilly (Staten Island)
Linda Rosenthal (Manhattan)
Rebecca Seawright (New York City)
Michael Tannousis (Staten Island)
Clyde Vanel (Queens Village)
Latrice Walker (Brooklyn)
David Weprin (Fresh Meadows)
For questions on this legislation, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.