New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has got the right idea!
The governor signed a bill that will allow local municipalities to enact and enforce their own laws regarding commercial dog breeding facilities, aka puppy mills.
The law not only allows them to regulate themselves, but also makes it easier to crack down harder on breeders than ever before in New York, which now means that pet dealers will be able to oversee how the pups are raised as far as health and safety conditions are concerned.
Local governments can even require that pet shops only sell dogs raised in a healthy, safe environment, basically denying puppy mills the ability to sell dogs.
The bill was supported not only by the Humane Society of the United States but also Lea Michele!!
Lea had literally written NY's governor a letter only a few days before he signed the new bill, writing:
Lea Michele is filled with so much glee to have her pretty kitty Sheila in her life!
How do we know this??
Lea Michele got a visit from two very special people in her life.
Her daddy and her doggy!!
She tweeted a pic (above) and wrote:
Lea Michele loves horses! Which is why she always says neigh to horse-drawn carriage rides.
“The one thing I find the least romantic is taking a horse and carriage ride. I can’t express enough how unhappy these horses are and how much pain and suffering they go through each day. Please do not ride [in horse-drawn carriages]. Take a beautiful walk together with your loved ones instead of bringing more pain to these beautiful animals.”
We absolutely agree. The horses in Central Park look downright miserable, and we can't imagine it is fun for them to walk around on the hard street all day.
But we are curious - what is Lea doing on her Valentines Day?
Lea Michele continues to AHMAZE us more and more!
The well known vegan and Gleek knows that she can't convert everyone into an all-veggie lover but when it comes to fur…
There are absolutely NO excuses! Say no to fur!
In her interview for Flare magazine, she not only tackles her minimalist nature but also her thoughts on animals.