Stop live rabbits from being sold in live meat markets in New York

Stop live rabbits from being sold in live meat markets in New York

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Wendy Pincus started this petition to New York State Senate and

The purpose of this petition is to get a law passed banning live meat markets in New York from selling live rabbits as well as to raise awareness and condemn this type of cruelty to rabbits. When these live meat markets sell rabbits it is only for the purpose of killing the rabbits and chopping them up by the pound. They won't even sell the rabbits to people who want to save the rabbits.

A law was passed in 2014 in New York City banning the sale of rabbits from pet stores, and in July 20,2020 a bill passed the New York State Senate (though it has not yet become a law) making it illegal for pet stores to sell rabbits, cats, and dogs in New York State. Ironically enough, meat markets tend to treat live rabbits worse then pet stores did when they sold rabbits. At least in pet stores rabbits were given food and water in their cages. In meat markets many times rabbits are put together in a large cage with no food or water visible during the day. 

Rabbits are the third most popular pets in America according to the Humane Society.  They are also prey animals who instinctively hide pain so as make themselves less vulnerable to predators. If animal lovers can get upset (and rightly so) over live meat markets in other countries selling popular pets such as dogs and/or cats I am sure most animal lovers wouldn't want live meat markets in the United States to sell popular household pets such as rabbits.  

Please sign the petition so that our elected representatives will be just as concerned about the welfare of live rabbits sold in live meat markets as they were about the welfare of rabbits sold in pet stores.

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