VICTORY: Gov. Cuomo Signs Anti-Puppy-Mill Bill
In June of 2013, the New York Legislature passed a bill that would allow local governments to enact stronger regulations for pet dealers, effectively cracking down on “puppy mills,” breeding facilities that prize profits over animal welfare. Allie Feldman of the organization NYCLASS started a MoveOn Petition asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill into law. The petition gathered almost 9,000 signatures, and on January 10, Gov. Cuomo signed the legislation, helping to prevent the abuse and neglect of dogs in breeding facilities all over the state.