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  • A. 575 Prohibits calf roping, use of flank or bucking straps, electric prods, or spurs in rodeos.

  • A. 3545/S. 5898 Prohibits administration of psychoactive drugs to animals in zoos for the purpose of having the animals procreate with other animals.

  • A. 3810 Prohibits sport killing of zoo, carnival and circus animals, prohibits sale of these animals to hunting facilities, and prohibits hunting facilities from purchasing or otherwise accepting these animals.

  • A. 4005-A and S. 4363 Prohibits the Department of Environmental Conservation from issuing permits to use wild animals in circuses.

  • A. 7624/S. 6905 Prohibits the use of primates in an entertainment act, including any exhibition, act, circus, trade show, carnival, ride, parade, race, performance or similar undertaking for the entertainment of a live audience.

Contact Your Representatives

To help take action on any of these or other animal protection bills pending before the NYS Legislature, use the methods below to reach lawmakers.

  1. Your Assembly member and New York State Senator

    If you do not know their names or contact information, go to  and If you provide your address, you can get this information. In your communication, mention that you are a constituent and include your address.

  2. Senate and Assembly Leadership

    Name: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader
    Phone: (518)455-2585
    Fax: (518)426-6811;
    Address: Room 907, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247

    Name: Carl E. Heastie, Assembly Speaker
    Phone: (518)455-3791
    Fax: (518)455-4812
    Address: Room 932, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248