New York Legislation to Protect Animals

Please use your voice to support/oppose new  legislative bills by contacting your representatives in the New York State Legislature.

Our Voices in Albany

Please make your voices heard at the New York State Humane Lobby Day for Animals, which is planned for Wednesday, May 31, at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. NYSHA teams up with The HSUS, the sponsor of Lobby Day, to encourage people from across the state to come and meet with their representatives and make their concerns about animal legislation known. Please keep an eye on the NYSHA website and NYSHA Facebook page for more details regarding specific legislation.

People lobbying on behalf of animals.

New Yorkers Lobbying in Albany on Behalf of Animals

Another way to make your support of animal legislation known is to attend Animal Advocacy Day, an annual event to be held this year on June 6, at which time various legislators speak about their commitment to the animals and declare their positions regarding animal legislation. Please watch the NYSHA website and NYSHA Facebook page for more information.

Currently, NYSHA is supporting the following pieces of legislation:

A bill to end the practice of cat declawing, sponsored by Senator Griffo (S.3376) and Assemblywoman Rosenthal (A.595),

A bill to improve the requirements governing the care of animals in pet stores and in the facilities of breeders, sponsored by Senator Boyle (S.613) and Assemblywoman Paulin (A.72). (OpEd by NYSHA Board Member Holly Cheever, DVM)

If you are in the sponsors’ districts, please contact them and voice your support. For all others, contact your representatives and urge them to support these important bills.

Email blasts will be sent when your immediate help is needed to contact your representatives regarding specific legislation.