At our most recent session of the legislature, I am proud to share that a resolution I sponsored urging New York state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals passed with unanimous support. Sadly, the U.S. Humane Society estimates 500,000 animals suffer and die each year because of animal testing. This includes rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. Animal testing is a cruel and unnecessary practice. As our resolution notes, there are many different testing methods available to companies that do not involve hurting an animal. Right now, more than 39 countries have full or partial bans on animal testing, with a number of U.S. states recently passing their own legislation to follow suit.
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Simply put, it is shameful that Cuomo continues to prioritize the rights of undocumented immigrants over law-abiding citizens. New York state took away the tools the Department of Homeland Security uses to protect our national security on the U.S. and Canadian border, and the federal government had no choice but to act. Law enforcement and law-abiding citizens deserve better from our leadership in Albany.
After serving four years on the board of the Good Government Club of WNY, I decided I can’t sit on the sidelines any longer. Under the current county administration, the county executive continues to recklessly spend your tax dollars without giving you a break in property taxes. Maintaining our infrastructure and making sure we have safe roads and bridges continues to be ignored. I can assure you my colleagues in the Legislature and I will be fighting to change that.