Legislators plan to re-introduce Moose’s Law in New Jersey’s new legislative session, despite Governor Christie’s pocket veto of the bill.  The law would prohibit anyone from working with animals in New Jersey, unless the Department of Health (“DOH”) certifies that each employee (volunteer or paid) never violated any part of New Jersey’s animal cruelty statute,

A new proposed law in New Jersey, Assemby Bill No. 1717, would make “assault by animal” a crime when a person purposely uses an animal to intimidate or put another person in fear of bodily injury.  Most people would think this is a good law.  However, the bill may unintentionally criminalize the use of guard

The New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statute (the “Statute”) has once again been amended.  The amendments, designated as “Patrick’s Law,” were introduced largely in response to the gross mistreatment of Patrick, a pit bull in Newark, who was found in an extremely emaciated condition at an apartment complex in Newark.  Fortunately, Patrick was rescued and successfully

Approximately 1500 pathogenic organisms exist on the planet (that we know of), of which a majority (75%) are transmissible from animals to humans (or visa versa).  Some of historic significance include bubonic plague, rabies, and brucella (Ranchers, officials uneasy about brucellosis).

There are other infectious diseases that are not shared between species, but