New York bans pet stores from selling cats, dogs, rabbits


              FILE - Ed Frerotte, of Petqua pet store, and the store cat Frankie stand at the counter on May 22, 2008, in New York. New York has become the latest state to ban the sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits in pet stores in an attempt to target commercial breeding operations decried by critics as “puppy mills.” The new law, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, will take effect in 2024. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)
            
              FILE - Puppies play in a cage at a pet store in Columbia, Md., Aug. 26, 2019. New York has become the latest state to ban the sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits in pet stores in an attempt to target commercial breeding operations decried by critics as “puppy mills.” The new law, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, will take effect in 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
New York bans pet stores from selling cats, dogs, rabbits