June 2, 2021 Action Alert
The bill to prohibit the sale of puppies, kittens and bunnies in pet
stores, from breeding mills is now sitting in the Assembly Rules Committee.
The Chair of the Rules Committee is Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie.
Please contact him today and politely ask him to: Report the PET STORE BILL
(A04283) out of Rules and on to the Assembly floor for a House vote.
You are welcome to convey the following message to him:
This legislation will prohibit pet stores from selling puppies, kittens
and bunnies from breeding mills.
Pet stores are free to and are encouraged to utilize their space to
showcase animals for adoption from reputable humane societies.
This legislation will in no way impact any financial hardship for pet
stores. Most stores make their revenue from pet food, supplies, etc.
This legislation will help shut down the Breeding Mill Pipeline in New
We must work quickly! The New York State
Legislature’s final day of session is Thursday June 10th. Please don’t let
the animals down! Call and email Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today.
518-455-3791 Albany Office
718-654-6539 District Office
PDF of this Action Alert to print
May 6, 2021: URGENT ACTION NEEDED
Let's try to stop some counties from opting in to a 3-yr. pilot program
that lowers the hunting age for deer from 14 to 12 and allows their use of
crossbows and bolts. Twelve-year-olds can already use modified AR-15 and AK
Please see this sample
letter for objections to the
program, or to use it as your own. Please also contact your county
lawmakers via Facebook, Twitter, email, or phone to make your voice heard.
Please find contact info for the counties closest to the ones that are
exempt from the pilot program and will be the most likely to have an influx
of very young hunters if they opt-in.
The contacts for the 6 counties that will be heavily impacted are listed
below. If you live in these counties, they must hear from you. If your
county is not listed below, please look up the contact information.
Please do not contact NYC boroughs,
Suffolk, Nassau, or Westchester as they are exempt from the opt-in pilot
program to lower the deer hunting age from 14 to 12 and allow 12-year-olds
to use crossbows.
Please forward to
TWITTER & FACEBOOK CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE FOLLOWING:
ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE, PATRICK RYAN
ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE, ED DAY
DUTCHESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE, MARCUS MOLINARO
ORANGE COUNTY EXECUTIVE, STEVEN NEUHAUS
PUTNAM COUNTY EXECUTIVE, MARYELLEN O’DELL
MANAGER, JOSHUA POTOSEK
of above alert to print and distribute.
DEFEATED PART X OF GOVERNOR’S BUDGET BILL S2508
EMERGES MODIFIED IN PART ZZ OF S2505C/A03005C, WHICH MAY PASS SOON!
While this isn’t the outcome we wanted to see, it is far better than it
would have been without your quick action.
First, thank you ALL for speaking out against
Cuomo’s inclusion of a lower hunting age for “big game” and the expanded
use of crossbows to kill deer and bears. Your calls and email put hunting
on the radar of the legislature – including the leadership – and we
encourage you to continue your calls to keep out last-minute insertions of
language that would be harmful to wildlife. See contacts below.
ZZ in S2505C/A03005C WILL STILL LOWER THE HUNTING AGE FOR DEER AND BEARS,
ALONG WITH ALLOWING 12 AND 13 YEAR OLDS TO USE CROSSBOWS!
BUT WITH MAJOR DIFFERENCES!
ZZ amends the Governor’s Part X in the following ways:
Part X would have made a lower age
to hunt “big game” a permanent change, Part ZZ has turned it into a
“pilot program” with a 2 year and 7 month limit.
Part X would
have have affected all of New York State, Part ZZ removes all NYC
boroughs and the following counties: Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau.
Part X would
have applied to the entire state without county approval, Part ZZ
requires counties to pass a local law authorizing participation.
This now forces opposition efforts to focus on
counties. If you would like to prevent counties from participating in the
“pilot program,” please contact LOHV®/NY at
all of ZZ – click here.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE YOUR CALLS TO KEEP LAST MINUTE CHANGES OUT OF
THE BUDGET THAT WILL HARM WILDLIFE
Congratulations and thank you to all for the many calls, emails, and other
communication that you made with the legislators to stop a lowered big game
hunting age and to stop increased crossbow use.
PART X HAS BEEN PULLED FROM S2508C!!!!
battle isn't over with this series of budget bills! In last-minute negotiations
(from now until midnight), lowering the hunting age can be
added back! We also have to ask for similar content to be removed from
all of the budget bills.
LOHV-NY sent this letter to
the legislators today. Use it for more information.
KEEP UP THE PRESSURE TILL THE LAST MINUTE!
There are ten
budget bills, and if even one passes with similar language, the lower hunting age will become
law and crossbow use will increase!
PLEPLEASE CONTACT the following and let them
know that similar content must be kept out of all budget bills!
PREVIOUS ACTION ALERTS:
Here's the letter LOHV sent to Governor Cuomo about PART X:
ACTION ALERT 1: 3/22/2021
PLEASE CONTACT THE LEGISLATORS BELOW NOW!
PART X OF BUDGET BILL S2508B
PART X OF THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET BILL
expands provisions of
law relating to hunting; authorizes a holder of a license who is
twelve, thirteen, fourteen or fifteen to hunt wildlife; removes
limiting provisions of law related to hunting with a crossbow
IF LEFT IN THE BUDGET
BILL, THE HUNTING AGE WILL BE LOWERED TO 12 FROM 14 FOR DEER AND
BEARS, 12 YEAR OLDS WILL BE ABLE TO USE CROSSBOWS TO KILL DEER
AND BEARS, ALL BENEFICIAL TO THE
FIREARMS AND BOW AND ARROW INDUSTRIES – BUT DETRIMENTAL TO THE
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENT.
Please call and/or email the
following legislators to voice your opposition to Part X in Gov.
Cuomo’s Budget Bill S2508B:
ACTION ALERT 2: 3/22/2021!
YOUR CALLS ARE NEEED IMMEDIATELY!
OPPOSE BILLS A3216/S4119; A238/S1721; A1299; S2643; A3550; A4281
- Consider that 12-YR OLDS ARE NOW ABLE TO
USE AR-15 AND AK-47 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES! And they
are more likely to use them on “big game,” thus
encouraging more purchases of those weapons.
Please call and/or email the following legislators to voice your
of Opposition for more information.
here for a PDF of ACTION
here for a PDF of ACTION