Rocky’s Law, S3551 and its companion A5040, would require the mandatory registration of animal rescue organizations, as opposed to the current laws providing for voluntary registration.  They would also
Continue Reading Rocky’s Law in New Jersey Requires Significant Amendments Before Adoption-Part I

The interstate pet market has been targeted for decades by NGO’s intent on eliminating purposely-bred pets and replacing them with randomly-sourced and irresponsibly-bred pets sold through rescue and shelter channels.
Continue Reading Pet stores under attack-sourcing bans violate the Supremacy Clause

Shelters, Rescues, and pet stores all provide pets for consumers. The transfer of ownership is the same, whether described as an “adoption” or “sale.” Both the federal and state governments

Continue Reading Pet Stores Under Attack-Continued: Shelters, Rescues and Pet Stores sell the same product – dogs and cats.

At its core, the Law is an attempt at economic protectionism of the City’s favored source of pets, animal shelters and rescues, who are expressly exempted from the Laws’ sourcing

Continue Reading Pet Stores Under Attack-Continued: The New York City Pet Store Law Violates the Commerce Clause

The AKC has requested that the Honorable Paul A. Sarlo, Chair of New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, and the rest of the members of that committee, take no
Continue Reading American Kennel Club and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s Opposition to S-63 to be heard in NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2016