NY AG Launches New Animal Protection Initiative
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the formation of a new Animal Protection Initiative. Schneiderman aims to shut down criminal animal fighting rings, ensure compliance with New York State's Pet Lemon Law, charge those who abuse or neglect animals, and crack down on the abuses of so-called “puppy mills” in order to protect the welfare of the animals being sold and the consumers they are sold to. The Initiative is comprised of Investigators and Assistant Attorneys General across the entire state. Schneiderman says it will employ civil and criminal remedies to target allegations of animal cruelty and unscrupulous sales of pets and other animals.