12/15/14 - 7:34pm
ALBANY, N.Y. — Body art is not for animals, at least not in New York.
It will soon be a crime to pierce or tattoo your companion animal anywhere in the state.
“It’s simply cruel,” said Assembly member Linda Rosenthal. The Manhattan Democrat sponsored the legislation. While people can choose the pain of tattoos or piercings to satisfy their own “aesthetic predilections,” companion animals don’t have that luxury, she said.
The law signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes effect in 120 days.