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Animals need laws that protect them.


These are "our" bills at the start of the legislative session.

 

The bills' status and need for action will be updated as the session moves along

 

These bills, actively lobbied by LOHV, are pending in the New York State Legislature;

Sponsors/Bill#

Purpose

Description

Status/Committee
 

Senate:
 Martins/S4074
Assembly:
Glick/3661
 

Prohibits  Wildlife Shooting Contests

This outlaws Wildlife Shooting contests in which the person or team who has killed the most animals or the largest animals wins a prize. Many of these contests are sponsored by bars and the killing of animals is generally regarded as "good fun" in a party-like atmosphere. These events are not considered to be hunting by many hunters.
full description

Senate: in En. Con.

Assembly: in En. Con.

Senate:

To be announced
Assembly:
To be announced

Mandates Transparency of Animal Shelter Operations
 

This bill requires animal shelters to report annually  on intake and disposition of animals; such reports shall be available to the public.
full description

Senate: in AG

Assembly: in AG

Senate:

Boyle/S4987

Assembly:

Rosenthal/A1656

 

Prohibits Extreme Confinement of Farmed Animals

The bill prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig during pregnancy or calf
raised for veal for all or the majority of any day in a manner that prevents such
animal from lying down, standing up and fully extending its limbs and turning around
freely
full description

Senate: in AG

Assembly: in AG

Senate:

To be announced

Assembly:
To be announced

 

Requires Notification of Families of Animals Killed in Traffic

 

Thousands of pets are killed in traffic in New York State.
Their bodies may be deposed of at landfills by highway departments without any attempt to notify the families regardless of whether the pet has an identifying chip or
collar.

full description

To be announced shortly

 

Senate:
Grisanti/S2271

Assembly:
Zebrowski/A01204

Prohibits Devocalization of Dogs and Cats

This bill prohibits devocalization of dogs and cats except when medically necessary to treat a condition which causes the animal physical pain or harm

full description

Senate: in Ag


 Assembly:
Bill Passed!!!

Other pending bills supported or opposed by LOHV

***supported***

Sponsors/Bill#

Title

Description

Status/Committee
 

Senate:
To be announced

Assembly:
Rosenthal / A6368

Prohibits a circus from performing for one year in New York State if that circus was found to be in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) sets minimum standards for keeping of animals. If the USDA finds a circus in violation of the AWA it cites the circus for non-compliance and may fine the circus after repeated violations. Circuses, regard USDA citations and fines a just a part of the expense of doing business.

full description

Assembly: in EcoDev

Senate:
Avella/S6589

Assembly:
Cymbrowitz/A8790

Imposes a two year moratorium on announced plan by the New York State DEC to exterminate the Mute Swans entirely in the State of New York

The DEC claims that mute swans are not considered "native wildlife"
Normally, an animal that successfully establishes itself in an area is considered "naturalized."  Naturalized and native species are normally considered on the same ecological footing.

full description

Senate: in EnCon

Assembly: in EnCon

Senate:
Latimer/S5971

Assembly:
Paulin/A5407

Prohibits the use of exotic and wild animals in circuses and shows

Animals used in circuses, are cruelly abused during "training"  to force them to perform stunts that are totally unnatural for that species. They suffer further from unnatural confinement which is not compatible with their physiological, social and behavioral needs.

full description

Senate: in Ag

Assembly: in Ag

Senate:
Latimer/S6644

Assembly:
Thiele/
A8934

Restricts the issuing of permits by the DEC to remove geese and turkeys for an area

Animals used in circuses, are cruelly abused during "training"  to force them to perform stunts that are totally unnatural for that species. They suffer further from unnatural confinement which is not compatible with their physiological, social and behavioral needs.

full description

Senate: in EnCon
Assembly: in EnCon

***opposed***

Senate:
Ball
/S7164
 
 Assembly:
Weprin/A9397

 

Proposes to perpetuate the carriage horse industry in New York City

The current law allows the operation of horse drawn cabs in vast sections of the already congested midtown Manhattan area. As a result major safety hazards have been created in an area of the city where there are already numerous traffic safety problems given the abundance of pedestrians, cars, taxis, buses, bikers and emergency vehicles.

full description

 


 Assembly: in Ag

Senate: in Cities
 

Senate:
Valesky S2170
 
 Assembly:
 Magee/A2490

 

provides for the trapping, netting, poling or catching of snapping turtles

Expands the methods by which snapping turtles can be captured and/or killed to include  trapping, netting and poling

full description

 


 Assembly: in Codes

Senate: in En. Con.
 

 

 

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