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New Jersey: Pet Purchase Protection Act Revisions

New Jersey: Pet Purchase Protection Act Revisions

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]