On Thursday, February 2, the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will consider a measure that makes numerous changes to the state’s animal cruelty laws.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) abhors the mistreatment of animals and is concerned about the conditions in which some dogs are kept. As currently written, however, vague provisions in Assembly Bill 2039 could result in much confusion and potentially unintended consequences, such as the loss of ownership rights to all animals both now and in the future for any violation.
Responsible New Jersey dog owners are encouraged to attend the committee meeting on Thursday, and to also contact the members of the committee and express any concerns you have with this measure. Scroll down for committee meeting details and contact information.
AKC’s concerns with this bill include:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Concerned dog owners in New Jersey are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing on Thursday, February 2, and testify with your concerns on the bill.
New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Committee Room 12
State House Annex
125 W State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Concerned dog owners in the Garden State are also strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and respectfully request that AB 2039 not move forward without addressing their concerns.
Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano, Chair (Bill Sponsor)
21 North Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Assemblyman Gilbert L. Wilson, Vice-Chair
Audubon Commons Shopping Center
130 Blackhorse Pike, Suite D-3
Audubon, NJ 08106
Assemblyman Marlene Caride
(Postal and phone information not available)
Assemblyman Robert D. Clifton
PO Box 10
Millstone, NJ 08535-8196
Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer
2110 West County Line Road
Jackson, NJ 08527-2049