Breaking News: Gov. Cuomo signs New York puppy mill bill

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New York has new regulations to combat puppy mills, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Friday. The primary factors in the law are the ability for local municipalities to regulate breeders and enact stronger regulations.

A Capital Confidential blog post on the Times Union website includes a statement from the ASPCA.

Ecorazzi reports actress Lea Michele spoke out in support of the bill and urged the governor to sign it.

On its website, the ASPCA thanks Cuomo for his signature.

Quote:

“The puppy mill industry wanted to keep the state law unchanged because it allowed maximum profit and minimum accountability,” says Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President and CEO. “With this law, we’ll be able to keep a closer eye on these operations, stop inhumane practices, and undoubtedly save many lives. For New Yorkers and animal lovers—and animals themselves—this is a huge and important win.”

The Humane Society of the United States calls the move “groundbreaking.”

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