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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Letters

Pet protection

Published in NY Newsday, 12/27/04:

It is appalling that pet shops aren't required to have working sprinkler systems ["Blaze destroys pet store," News, Dec. 19]. How much the hundreds of innocent little creatures in that store must have suffered is beyond comprehension.

It is shameful that this business didn't see fit to provide a minimum of safety measures for the helpless living beings in its care.

Though animals are still considered "property," the law is changing; and the time will come when sentient beings will not longer be considered disposable or "merchandise."

In the meantime, the City Council has introduced a bill to require the installation of fire sprinklers in pet stores and other facilities that shelter animals for more than 24 hours. This bill must pass, in order that this unspeakable tragedy never happens again.

Kiley Blackman

Yonkers


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