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New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

The need for accuracy and clarity in New Jersey's anti-cruelty laws is critically important. Together we can strengthen them and improve animal welfare in the Garden State.

A current state bill seeks to clarify the circumstances under which a dog, companion animal, or service animal may be seized under the state’s humane tethering and proper shelter law, which was passed overwhelmingly by the state Legislature and enacted in August 2017.

These simple, uncontroversial, important revisions would help ensure that seizures are executed correctly, animal cruelty is prosecuted successfully and animal victims get the help they need. Providers of humane law enforcement training in New Jersey are clamoring for this bill’s immediate enactment.

S.2674/A.4157 has already passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee. Now we need your help ensuring that it gets votes on the Senate and House floors.

What You Can Do

Use the form below to simultaneously email these legislators in just one step:

  1. Your two state assemblymembers and the Assembly Speaker, Craig Coughlin, urging them to bring A.4157 to an Assembly floor vote and to vote YES.
     
  2. Your state senator, the Chair of the Senate Environment Committee (Bob Smith) and the Senate President (Stephen Sweeney), urging them to bring S. 2674 to a vote in the Senate Environment Committee and then to a Senate floor vote, and to vote YES. 

On behalf of our state’s animals, thank you, New Jersey!