JOE ROBACH AND SENATE PASS BILL BANNING OWNERSHIP OF ANIMAL FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA

Joe Robach and the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill (S6774A) which bans people from owning, selling, or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia. The Senate took up the bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.

Animals are defenseless, with no sort of protection from the cruel, senseless and illegal practice that is animal fighting.  By passing this bill, and making an effort to outlaw animal fighting tools, New York is cracking down on animal fights and the activities that often go along with them, like illegal gambling and drug dealing.

This legislation would ban people from owning any equipment or products that promote animal fighting. This includes breaking sticks, cat mills, which are instruments that encourage biting of other animals, spring-poles, and fighting pits.  Joe Robach and the Senate believe this legislation closes a loophole in the law by making it illegal to own or sell items that facilitate animal fighting.

For more information on this bill or any other Senate legislation, contact the office of Joe Robach.