I got this from another list. This is a very scary "anti-cruelty" bill that as usaul has other things added.
This is written by an attorney/dog person that read the bill
It is a good analysis. Please contact the NJ Federation of Dogs Clubs.
I am also involved with dogs
through the New Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever Club, and through
club, with the N. J. Federation of Dog Clubs.
Long story short, since my "day job " is being an attorney and because
the buzz I heard, I reviewed the proposed new animal cruelty law for
Jersey ( Assembly bill #A2649 ). While there are some needed provisions
it concerning actual acts of animal cruelty, the bill is packed with
provisions which are anti-pet owner and anti-dog breeder. As it reads
will end dog shows in New Jersey, and make it extremely
for breeders to continue as well. It will allow anyone to accuse anyone
animal cruelty, whether true or not, and the accused individuals will
absolutely no legal recourse against those making the complaints, even
the complaints are later shown to be absolutely without any factual
This bill is "flying under the radar" because its original focus was
meant to deal with preventing animal cruelty, and people think its
provisions still deal with those issues alone. The American Kennel
after reviewing what was in this bill, actually came out with a
June 6, 2007, opposing the bill. Now how many times do you think the
actually come out AGAINST a bill which is to prevent animal
alone says something. My point is people concerned about dog owners and
breeders in New
Jersey, absolutely need to write their Assembly persons immediately and
them to vote no against this bill as currently written. I have already
written both my Assembly people, but unless more people start writing
this bill will pass in the very near future and the dog fancy in this
will be dealt a death blow.
I have attached the legal analysis I did for the President of the N.J.
Federation of Dog Clubs' President, so you can see some of the
am talking about. I have also attached a copy of the actual bill itself
Adobe PDF format, so you can read it directly if you wish.
Please forward this information on to your membership and encourage
every one to contact their N.J. Assembly persons as quickly as possible
tell them to oppose this bill.
Ann, thank you for your kind attention to this letter's content.
Stan Domozyk, Esq. (aka the match show photographer)
Shortales German Shorthaired Pointers
And 1 Spotty dog (Dalmatian) Ch. Merry Go Rounds Match Point
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