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Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), is enlisting the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents and furry friends, to address issue of “Puppy Mills” in New York State.
“Many people throughout New York State have been affected by Puppy Mills," said Sen. Ball. “I’ve had constituents whose families have suffered through extreme emotional and fiscal costs, while the businesses that kill these animals make high profits. It is my belief that government should stay out of the way of small businesses, but when it is harming animals and families, it’s time to intervene.”
“Puppy Mills” house dogs in shockingly poor conditions, solely for the purpose of breeding. After their fertility wanes, these animals are often killed, abandoned or sold cheaply to another mill. The result of all this breeding is millions of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems. Puppy Mills continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who see these poor animals in pet store windows and on legitimate-seeming websites.
“Hundreds of thousands of puppies per year are bred in puppy mills, facilities known for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy animals they produce; and the numbers have only been growing,” said Sen. Ball’s Animal Advisory Council Chair, and animal rights advocate, Lisa Giordano. “Sen. Ball is committed to stopping the sale and abuse of these animals, protecting the rights of consumers and bringing awareness to this epidemic.”
Sen. Ball is hosting the “Puppy Mill Protest” to gather support for pet adoption, and his bill, S6093A, also known as “Charlemagne's Law.” This legislation will provide for increased protection for both animal and the consumers against “Puppy Mills.”
Who: Sen. Greg Ball
Putnam County Humane Society
Westchester County SPCA
Senator Greg Ball’s Animal Advisory Council
What: “Puppy Mill” Protest
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2:00 PM
Where: Baily’s Park, Somers, NY – located at the intersection of Routes 100 & 202.
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Krista Gobins: (845) 200-9716.