Animal Cruelty Statute

Senator Lesniak introduced S3558 to address deficiencies in the enforcement of New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws by state and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.  Several state
Continue Reading Senator Lesniak’s bill that would transfer law enforcement authority from NJSPCA’s to professional law enforcement officers and agencies receives broad support.

In New Jersey, yet another bill amending the animal cruelty statute (S1640) was recently passed into law.  The amendments “[e]stablish . . . requirements concerning necessary care of
Continue Reading Violations of the Fourth Amendment and other concerns about amendments to New Jersey’s Animal Cruelty Statute

Today, lawmakers in Trenton, New Jersey did not have the opportunity to reject an attempted override to Governor Christie’s condition veto of Senator Lesniak’s so-called “puppy mill bill,” one of
Continue Reading Requiring professional law enforcement oversight of animal cruelty investigations will actually help animals-banning humanely raised, healthy puppies will not.