Weekly Community Op-Ed / Mayor Eric Adams

Weekly Community Op-Ed / Mayor Eric Adams

New York City, NY USA September 27, 2022. NYC Mayor briefs the media on the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic after his visit due to hurricane Fiona. (Shutterstock) Sat Sept 17 – Fri Sep 23 , 2022 Last week, the United Nations gathered in our city for the annual General Assembly, the […]

The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.

The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]