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Moratorium on live poultry markets extended for New York City

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Aug. 10 signed legislation extending the moratorium on live poultry markets and slaughterhouses in New York City. The bill prohibits the N.Y. Department of Agriculture and Markets from issuing a license to animal slaughter establishments or live poultry markets within a 1,500-foot radius of residential building in New York City. The bill extends the existing moratorium for four years.

"This moratorium has helped create cleaner, healthier neighborhoods for New York City residents," Cuomo said. "This measure will continue these important safeguards to protect public health and quality. . .

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