March 30, 2010
New York Lobby Day A Big Hit
Activists take animal friendly agenda to legislators
New York State Director
Nearly 200 members and supporters of The Humane Society of the United States joined together earlier this month in Albany for the New York State Humane Lobby Day.
The animal advocates met with 123 of the 212 state legislators on pending legislation to strengthen anti-animal fighting laws, prohibit the canned shoots of captive exotic animals, crack down on puppy mills, and protect farm animals from cruelty.
The event was co-sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, Humane Society of New York, and New York State Humane Association. Senator Toby Ann Stavisky received a humane legislator award to commend her support and dedication to animal protection issues, and spoke about the bill she sponsored to strenghten NY's anti-animal fighting laws. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal spoke about the bills she sponsored to protect farm animals from cruelty.