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Please support A. 4552 to ban predatory pet leasing

Dear Assemblymember,
As your constituent, I respectfully request that you vote yes on A. 4552 to ban predatory pet leasing when it comes before you on May 23. Unbelievably, in New Jersey, it is still legal for pet shops and pet to engage in predatory leasing or contracting schemes that exploit animals and the New Jersey consumers who care about them! These leases and contracts purport to help consumers bring home high-priced animals through apparently affordable monthly payments that, in fact, extract excessive sums from them over many years, often with heavy default penalties – including forfeiture of their beloved pet. A. 4552 passed the Consumer Affairs Committee with unanimous support. Thank you for your consideration of my request.