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Animal advocates join ASPCA to lobby New York lawmakers in support of animal welfare bills

by jmaloni

Press release

Sat, May 4th 2013 11:45 am

Advocates focus lobbying efforts on strengthening cruelty penalties, puppy mill legislation

WHAT: Citizens participating in New York Voices for Animals Day will meet with lawmakers to advocate for several bills to improve the welfare of animals in the state. Participants will lobby on behalf of bills to combat puppy mills, strengthen cruelty penalties, stop breed-specific insurance policy discrimination, and promote dog control officer training programs.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will also present the 2013 Humane Leadership Awards to recognize legislators for their work on behalf of animals.

New York Voices for Animals Day is sponsored by the ASPCA, the New York State Animal Protection Federation, and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

WHEN:10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 6

WHERE: Legislative Office Building (in the Well), 198 State St., Albany

About the ASPCA

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA is the first animal welfare organization in North America, and serves as the nation's leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the U.S. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, visitwww.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.

About New York State Animal Protection Federation

The New York State Animal Protection Federation represents the varied interests of member organizations and advances the well-being of all animals. The federation serves as an educational resource and, through a united voice, promotes favorable legislative initiatives.

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