Curtis Sliwa unveils 13-point animal welfare plan

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Hopeful Mayor Curtis Sliwa has unveiled his animal welfare platform that will ban backyard breeders, create ‘no-kill’ shelters and put feral cats to work if elected, collecting the support of the bigwigs of the Sopranos Dan Grimaldi, Joe Gannascoli and Robert Funaro.

The 13-point plan, which Sliwa plans to unveil on Wednesday, aims to make the Big Apple a safer place for its furry inhabitants and includes proposals that outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio made during his candidacy that didn’t were then never implemented.

Like de Blasio, Sliwa wants to end the horse car industry once and for all and replace them with electric cars. He said the horse-free alternative would prevent coachmen from losing their jobs and emulate similar initiatives in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, India, Chicago and Germany.

The plan of Republican candidate for mayor of New York, Curtis Sliwa, would ban backyard breeders, create “no-kill” shelters and put feral cats to work.
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The Republican candidate also wants to create an “Animal Welfare Department” similar to Blasio’s Animal Welfare Office created during his tenure, but unlike Hizzoner’s version, Sliwa’s vision includes an agency that has more a staff member and does more than send newsletters.

“Backyard breeders would go to [Department of Animal Welfare] for their license applications there will be a hotline where people can call for advice on cruelty to animals, advice on illegal breeding in the garden, among other animal related crimes, and we will dispatch officers who would have peace officer status to investigate these reports, ”Sliwa writes in the plan, adding it would generate income and create employment opportunities.

He would also ask the department to create a public animal abuse registry that would register all New Yorkers convicted of animal abuse, similar to a sex offender registry.

Sliwa’s promise to create a “no-kill” shelter system, which he said would have a “ripple effect” across the country and follow major cities like Los Angeles and Austin, received support from three members of the “Sopranos” cast and Rob Thomas. , lead singer of Matchbox Twenty.

“I support Curtis Sliwa’s Deathless Shelters in New York City. Let’s make it happen for everyone! Good luck, Curtis, ”said Joe Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore in the hit HBO drama, in a music video.

“I support Curtis Sliwa’s Deathless Shelters. We have to do the right thing and protect our animal friends, ”said Dan Grimaldi, who played Philly and Patsy Parisi.

Robert Funaro, who played Eugene Pontecorvo, filmed a video of himself endorsing the non-elimination plan over the summer.

“Animals are also our friends. You know they are, so do the right thing, ”Funaro said in the clip, pointing a prospective finger at the camera.

Curtis Sliwa Sliwa wants to end the carriage industry.
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Thomas has said he “fully supports” the plan and hopes to see it implemented in the five boroughs “very soon”.

“All animals are counting on it. Thank you very much and good luck, Curtis, “the” 3AM “crooner said in a video.

Sliwa’s platform also includes pledges to offer free sterilization and sterilization services at city shelters, to prosecute crimes against animals “to the fullest extent of the law”, to implement a “Human education” for children and to put pressure against the sale of fur in the five districts.

He further wants to create a “SNAP” program for pet owners where the city will cover $ 1,000 in pet expenses for anyone who rescues a pet, a GPS system for cats and pets. lost dogs and more cat colonies for the wild felines to help pack down the rodent population.

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