Governor Kathy Hochul will decide whether to sign or veto several bills aimed at improving animal welfare in the state of New York.
The Puppy Mill Pipeline bill would ban the retail sale of live animals in the entire state if bred under inhumane conditions. This means many pet stores that sell animals would no longer be able to do the way that they do.
Overall the goal is to end the purchasing and selling of animals that aren’t given proper veterinary care, food, or socialized with other animals.
The bill reached Hochul’s desk on Monday along with others that would create standards of care in animal shelters, no longer allow sales of products tested on animals, and improve the ingredients of pet food sold in New York.
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