The term “puppy mill” usually refers to an enterprise that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive or crowded basis and in conditions that many consider cruel or inhumane, often resulting in illness, injury or even death to mothers and puppies.
It has been, however, a challenge for local governments to properly address “puppy mill” issues as they lacked authority under state law to try innovative ways to address the issue. In 2014, the State of New York empowered local governments to pass strong local “puppy mill” laws.
Law School Engagement
Students and faculty work with experts to craft a model local law for New York municipalities interested in enacting effective and enforceable local legislation to promote the wellbeing of puppies and dogs intended for sale by detailing appropriate standards for those dealing with such dogs, including pet dealers and breeders.
All graduates who complete a clinic at the School of Law will need to have the following TWO DOCUMENTS completed in order to submit an application for admission to practice in NY.
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