Images of cats and dogs with the text The Humane Society of New York Since 1904

Horse Protection

  • A. 270/S. 1960 Bans use of performance enhancing drugs in horseracing.

  • A. 297 Requires installation and use of surveillance cameras at all racetracks.

  • A. 1162/S. 5438 Ends NYS subsidies generated from video lottery gaming to horseracing industry.

  • A. 3517 Establishes a commission on retired racehorses to track retirement of racehorses.

  • A.3552-A/S.1677-A Increases fines for selling disabled horses and other Equidae.

  • A. 3815 Establishes a retirement fund for racehorses.

  • A.5109-A/S.2163-B Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human or animal consumption and further provides that it is unlawful to import, export, sell, purchase, barter, transport, or possess a horse or horseflesh with the intent of slaughtering or having another person slaughter the horse for human or animal consumption.

  • A. 7684/S.4914 Makes it unlawful to offer carriage horse rides to the public in New York City and provides for the humane disposition of horses used in the rental horse business.

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