"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
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"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
The animal rights community celebrates the heroic life and legacy of Sam Simon, a producer, director, and philanthropist.
Sam inspired us all to work towards achieving a more compassionate world. Known for sponsoring spay and neuter clinics in low income neighborhoods, buying circuses and zoos to free captive animals, saving chinchillas from a fur farm or confronting seal hunters, Sam always took on the toughest fights against animal cruelty.
Sam taught us that even in incredibly challenging circumstances, we can each make a profound difference for the animals we share our planet with.
Now more than ever, advocates must work together to build on Sam Simon's legacy for a more humane and compassionate world.
"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