PODCAST: Lawmaker, animal advocates discuss proposal of bill banning sales of puppy mill dogs in NY pet stores

Susan Richard
March 05, 2020 - 6:16 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- This week's episode of the podcast "In Depth" takes a look into puppy mills and the New York's effort to ban the sale of dogs in pet stores.

A proposed bill in Albany aims to cut off the puppy mill pipeline to New York by banning the sale of dogs in pet stores, but does that doggie in the window actually come from a puppy mill? 

1010 WINS' Susan Richard speaks to experts about the proposed bill, including Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal who introduced the bill, Jennie Lintz, director of puppy mill initiatives for the ASPCA and Mike Bober, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council [PIJAC] President and CEO, who joined the conversation via Skype. 

Note: A request for information from the National Animal Interest Alliance that is referenced in this podcast was received following the recording. As part of an agreement with NAIA, 1010 WINS will not name any breeders, but can report that one midwest facility was listed on the 2019 Humane Society of the United States "Horrible Hundred" list.