“Dogs are emotional beings that deserve our care and compassion. They are not merely pieces of property. This legal loophole puts this dog in immediate danger. The court should use common sense and help protect this loving companion.”
"The news today that a 15 year old tourist riding a bicycle in Central Park was struck by a horse carriage sadly comes as no surprise. This is a dangerous and abusive industry. It's time for Mayor de Blasio to stand by his word and end the horse carriage industry in New York City."Read more
"Requiring fire sprinklers in new animal care facilities and pet stores and smoke alarms for existing facilities is a positive step towards protecting animals from fires.
We applaud Council Member Johnson for leading this initiative, and look to continue working with the Council on solutions to build a more humane NYC."Read more
MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Avella Joins Animal Rights Advocates to Rally In Support of "Cecil's Law" to Stop Trophy Hunting
Bill Would Prohibit Possession, Importation, Sale and Transportation of Hunting TrophiesRead more
"We urge the administration to follow through with their commitment to build full service animal shelters in the Bronx and Queens. A first rate city like NYC deserves a first rate animal shelter system. Animals in every borough deserve a safe haven, and residents of every borough need an accessible place to go and adopt them."
-Chelsie Schadt, Lead Organizer, NYCLASS
"Animal cruelty cases often fall through the cracks and abusers get off only to hurt more animals, so we applaud Brooklyn DA Thompson for taking this animal hoarding and animal cruelty case seriously. We urge the District Attorney to prosecute Dorota Trec to the fullest extent of the law. If convicted, we would urge the court to ban her from owning pets for life so she can no longer abuse any more animals."Read more
"We're pleased that Ringling Brothers recognizes that consumers have wised up to the animal cruelty happening under the big top. However, a three-year phase out means three years of continued torture. If Ringling is serious about ending abuse, they will send the elephants to a sanctuary now.Read more
"NYCLASS raises a paw for Councilman Vallone, Councilman Johnson and the broad coalition of co-sponsors of this important legislation mandating that every borough of New York has an accessible full-service facility providing sheltering, medical services and adoptions for homeless animals. For too long, shelters have been stretched beyond their means, leading to the euthanasia of otherwise healthy pets. A first rate city deserves a first rate animal shelter system."Read more