Headlines NY Considers Statewide Ban of Pet Shop Dog, Cat and Rabbit Sales About 80 stores across the state could be affected if the legislation passes. Published 3 months ago on July 27, 2020 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet The New York state Senate has passed a bill that would ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits by pet shops. the legislation would still need approval from the state Assembly before landing on the governor’s desk. It’s not yet known when it might appear on the agenda, the Albany Times Union reports. If the bill passes, it could affect about 80 stores statewide that are licensed to sell pets. The bill was sponsored by State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, a Democrat from Queens. “Our four-legged companions should be treated with respect, not like commodities,” he said. An organization called People United to Protect Pet Integrity opposes the legislation. The group has said that adopting a rescue pet “can come with more uncertainty than what proponents have suggested results from purchasing pets at stores,” according to the Times Union. Advertisement Read more at the Albany Times Union Related Topics:Latest News Toplegislation click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer Andis Adds 2 International Pet Groomers to Global Education Team Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns8 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases21 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?