Earlier this year, New York’s state legislature passed A.2917/S.4099, a bill to ban barbaric wildlife killing contests, and A5109/S2163, a bill to ban the slaughter of all equines from, in and transiting through New York State for both human and animal consumption.
However, Governor Kathy Hochul hasn’t signed these bills yet. Please call and email her office to ask for her support today! She has until the end of the year to sign bills into law.
Contact Gov. Hochul by Phone: 1-518-474-8390 | Office hours: 9 am to 5 pm
The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
This latest NY horse slaughter legislation follows the ban of the slaughter of thoroughbred and standardbred horses for human or animal consumption that was signed into law in NY in 2021.
If Hochul signs the wildlife killing contest ban into law, New York would join eight other states in banning these despicable events.
“Most New Yorkers would be shocked to learn that dozens of horrific, unsporting contests take place each year in New York to kill the largest number of certain species of wildlife, or some other metric like the largest specimen,” said New York Assemblymember Deborah Glick, one of the bill’s sponsors, in a statement. “These killing contests encourage senseless brutality, and serve absolutely no scientifically backed ecological or conservation purpose. The wildlife of the state is a natural resource for all New Yorkers to enjoy, and to allow these cruel contests to incentivize wasteful killing for cash is an insult to nature.”