Good news for Garden State fanciers! The New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs reports that Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, sponsor of A2324, has stated his intention to withdraw the bill from consideration. A2324, which would require any individual who sells ten or more animals per year to register with and face regulation by their municipality, was strongly opposed by the American Kennel Club and New Jersey fanciers.
Since learning of the measure, concerned dog owners from all over the state joined in contacting members of the Assembly. Their polite, organized effort met with positive results last week when Assemblyman Van Drew acknowledged their concerns and pledged to work with the fancy on alternative legislation. In turn, fanciers noted their appreciation to the Assemblyman for his consideration of their views. They further plan to offer him their help on future animal-related issues.
This development in New Jersey is yet another great example of how effective purebred dog owners can be when they work together at the grassroots level. Congratulations to all on a successful campaign!
For more information, contact:
AKC Canine Legislation dept.
NJ Federation of Dog Clubs
Good news for Garden State fanciers! The New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs