J1762

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 4, 2019, as Animal Advocacy Day in the State of New York

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J1762



Senate Resolution No. 1762

BY: Senator MARTINEZ

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
June 4, 2019, as Animal Advocacy Day in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that all living
creatures have value and to recognize and appreciate the service,
companionship, loyalty, unconditional love and happiness animals bring
to the lives of New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 4, 2019, as Animal
Advocacy Day in the State of New York; this year marks the 9th Annual
Animal Advocacy Day; and

WHEREAS, Animals are a beloved and cherished member of many of our
families and play a positive role in the lives of so many of New York's
citizens; and

WHEREAS, Pets offer companionship in more than 71 million United
States households, and studies have shown companion animals can provide
a variety of health benefits; and

WHEREAS, Companion animals provide comfort and assistance to seniors
and people with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, Companion animals play an important role helping police,
fire departments, and search and rescue efforts to keep our citizens
safe; and

WHEREAS, Animal abuse, cruelty and neglect result in unnecessary
pain and suffering to animals; and

WHEREAS, Violence against animals is a bridge crime that can and has
led to violence against people; and

WHEREAS, Buster's Law created the felony category of "aggravated
cruelty to animals," punishable by up to two years in prison and a
$5,000 fine; prior to this bill becoming law, animal cruelty resulted in
only misdemeanor penalties, if any charges were imposed at all; and

WHEREAS, It is vital that we encourage empathy and compassion for
our companion animals, and that we provide a voice for those who cannot
speak for themselves; and

WHEREAS, On June 4, 2019, New York pet owners and citizens come
together to support, protect, and acknowledge all animals' positive
contribution to society and the family of New York; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 4, 2019, as Animal
Advocacy Day in the State of New York; and be it further


RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 31 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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