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Council passes Crowley’s animal rights legislation (Times Ledger)

Times Ledger, December 25, 2014

Council passes Crowley’s animal rights legislation

“Cats, dogs and the City Council — oh my. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) said she and City Councilman Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) helped usher a slate of animal rights bills through the City Council last week….’The ability of the city to prohibit pet shops from selling puppies and kittens sourced from the worst offending puppy and kitten mills and to require pet shops to disclose to consumers information on the source and background of the animals offered for sale will ultimately result in a greater demand by the public for animals bred in compliance with more humane standards as well as increased adoption of the homeless animals in the city’s shelters,’ Christine Mott, chairwoman of the city Bar Association’s Committee on Animal Law, said in a statement.”

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