Open Letter to the Governor of New Jersey

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Dear Governor Christie,
I ask you, in the name of the animals, to veto Senate Bill 2923, Assembly Bill 4036. This Bill does nothing but bring sorrow and pain to many families in your State.
Governor Christie, let’s assume you have a dog that is 10 years old in your family home. Let’s assume for some unknown reason your dog escapes out of your yard and is picked up by Animal Control. According to Senate Bill 2923, Assembly Bill 4036, your chances to see your dog ever again alive are less than small. Most likely your dog will be dead before you even realize that he escaped out of your yard.
Governor Christie, I believe you are a compassionate animal lover and as such I ask you to veto Senate Bill 2923, Assembly Bill 4036.
Please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to discuss with you other options, such as a No Kill Animal Shelter and how to implement a No Kill Shelter.
Best Regards
Peter Masloch


6 thoughts on “Open Letter to the Governor of New Jersey

    Valerie said:
    August 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Is there a link to the text of the bill?

    Varina K. Paone said:
    August 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I really like you Gov.Christie, I understand you don’t have the best following in the polls by women. Animal welfare is a close issue to my heart, please don’t let me down on this one…I vote as does my husband and he will follow my lead on this one.

    No Kill Allegany said:
    August 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Katy said:
    August 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Governor Christie:
    Please veto Senate Bill 2923, and Assembly Bill 4036! Our pets dont know the danger of going out of the yard, and cant call home when they become lost. Our animals deserve protection and care. Please help end the needless slaughter of our nation’s pets by setting an example in your state. Veto, veto, veto!!!

    Midwest Guest said:
    August 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Here is what this issue is about:
    The New Jersey state Assembly and Senate have both passed a frightening new regulation that would allow the state’s mandatory seven-day stray hold to be surpassed if “the age, health, or behavior of the animal warrants euthanizing it before seven days have elapsed”.

    The passage of this measure could be disastrous for New Jersey’s pets, as the vague language allows for much misinterpretation and potential abuse by kill shelters. It must be vetoed by New Jersey Governor Christie by August 25th. The above changes to impound law are part of a larger bill, initially designed to introduce a pilot program for sterilizing animals offered for adoption from various facilities.

    The current state statute states that: “Impounded animals must be kept alive for seven days to give opportunity for rabies disease surveillance and opportunity for owners to reclaim.” There are no exceptions mentioned. Such a law exists for a reason – people need TIME to find their lost pets.

    Midwest Guest said:
    August 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Oh yea, and don’t just post your comments here – you need to contact your governor directly at: Office of the Governor
    PO Box 001
    Trenton, NJ 08625

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