New York Bans Pet Stores From Selling Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits

From an AP story headlined “New York bans pet stores from selling cats, dogs, rabbits”:

New York became 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, which was signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul and takes effect in 2024, lets pet shops work instead with shelters to offer rescued or abandoned animals up for adoption. It will also ban breeders from selling more than nine animals a year.