The Bill was carried by a vote of 5 to 0. It now heads to the Assembly Speaker who may or may not decide to post it for a vote by the full Assembly.
Elizabeth James on Warren’s website wrote, “I think the appeal could take months but we are optimistic. God willing, New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s proposal of Congo’s Law will go through and that will be the first line of defense( in amending what constitues a "vicious dog" and differentiates between provoked and unprovoked.)
Congo was ruled vicious by Princeton Township Municipal Judge Russell Annich, Jr., who also ordered that the dog be put down. The judge’s decision has since been stayed and a state Superior Court Judge has allowed the dog to return to his home, pending appeal, with numerous restrictions, including that he is muzzled and kept in a fenced area.
As we all know, with Coronavirus spreading around the world we're seeing harsher and harsher measures being introduced by governments to stifle its spread. Unfortunately some governments, especially more authoritarian ones, do not consider animal rights in crises like these.
Here in Serbia...
(The following provided by Susan Thixton)
"Information provided in a FDA FOIA request raises some questions about the Agency’s investigation of DCM in dogs.
More than 1,000 pages of documents were provided in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding FDA’s...
Interesting read. Especially for all those with dogs that have chronic diarrhea.
On a side note, Daniela is active in IGP and conformation with her German Shepherds.