Cruelty to animals

February 15, 2018 - 10:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a legislative proposal announced Thursday. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Michael Gianaris, of Queens, would require...
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May 03, 2017 - 1:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Cat lovers in New York are hoping to score a feline first by making the state the first to ban the declawing of cats — but first they must overcome opposition from veterinarians who insist the procedure must remain a legal, last resort. The procedure typically involves the...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — An effort to ban the declawing of cats in New York is back before lawmakers. Legislation to prohibit the procedure for aesthetic purposes has been introduced in the Senate and Assembly. Supporters include animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who say declawing a...
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