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Puppy Mill Image Legislative Alert

Urge your representatives to override Governor Christie’s veto of S. 3041.

Despite your many calls and emails urging Governor Christie to sign an important piece of bipartisan legislation into law, the governor vetoed the most important provisions of the bill, rendering it virtually meaningless.  

Senate Bill 3041, which was approved by the state legislature, would have protected consumers and taken us one step closer to a day without puppy mills by strengthening the existing New Jersey Pet Purchase Protection Act. Specifically, the bill would have prohibited all pet dealers from selling pets from breeders who have been cited for serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

The governor was not acting on behalf of the residents of New Jersey, who have made it clear that they will not support the cruelty of puppy and kitten mills. That’s why more than 100 communities throughout New Jersey have enacted legislation to restrict pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats. 

There is still a chance to save this important legislation to protect pets and consumers in New Jersey. Please take a moment to contact your representatives today to ask them to override Governor Christie’s conditional veto of S. 3041. 

Thank you for all you do for animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a proud resident of New Jersey, I respectfully urge you to override Governor Christie's veto of Senate Bill 3041, an important piece of legislation approved by the state legislature to strengthen the existing Pet Purchase Protection Act. This fair and reasonable measure is critically needed to improve regulations for dog and cat sales in our state.

I urge you to stand by the legislature's commitment to protect pets, consumers and taxpayers in New Jersey by overriding the Governor's conditional veto of S. 3041.

Thank you.