Name: New Jersey Pet Purchase Protection Act Revisions
Bill NUmber: A 2338/S 3041
Each year, in excess of two million dogs and cats are born
in large-scale commercial breeding facilities, where they are kept in inhumane
conditions that make them susceptible to disease and birth defects. A 2338 and
S 3041 would combat this issue by prohibiting all pet dealers, including pet
stores, from purchasing or selling dogs and cats from individuals who do not
have proper licenses to breed or sell the animals, or who are not in compliance
with welfare and sanitation requirements. It would also require pet dealers to
submit annual reports with breeder and dealer information for each animal sold
or in their possession. Any pet dealer who
violates this Act three times would have their license revoked and would
permanently be prohibited from selling dogs and cats in New Jersey. These bills
have passed both the Assembly and the Senate and will now go to the Governor
for his approval.
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Support Legislation that Would Impose Stricter Requirements on Pet Dealers and Pet Shops
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask your support for legislation, A2338/S3041, which will revise the current Pet Protection Act. This legislation would require all pet dealers to adhere to sourcing and reporting requirements that are already imposed on pet stores. This bill passed both the Assembly and the Senate by a substantial majority and I hope that you will show your support by signing it into law.These revisions to the Pet Purchase Protection Act would prohibit all pet dealers, including pet shops, from purchasing or selling dogs or cats from individuals who do not have proper licenses issued by the USDA to breed or sell the animals, or who are not in compliance with welfare and sanitation requirements. It would also require pet dealers to submit annual reports with sourcing information for each animal sold or in its possession. This bill is a step in the right direction to combat the expansive puppy mill and kitten mill industry in the United States. I hope that you will sign this legislation, which will help protect the welfare of our companion animals. Thank you.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]