GOV. MURPHY: New Jersey Needs an Animal Abuse Registry. Now. [Opinion]
Have you ever gotten so angry at a situation that you just have no words?
Do you feel like you were to put in your two-sense it would be “extreme” for the average person to hear? When it comes to stories about animal hoarding situations or animal abuse – I tend to keep my mouth shut because of that very reason.
The only thing that I will say is that New Jersey needs to have an animal abuse registry, and it should be illegal to adopt or purchase an animal if the person is on the registry. Hearing about this hoarding situation in Middletown sickens me.
Sixty-one dogs, some of which were pregnant, were rescued from an insensitive human being in Belford. How dare she ruin the lives of innocent animals?
Perhaps I am emotional, but it has to be said:
We need a registry.
She should NEVER be able to own an animal again. She lost that privilege.
The situation was so deplorable; the chief animal welfare officer of Monmouth County said it was one of the worst cases he has ever seen.
I am not going to justify this woman with the satisfaction of putting her name in this article – because she is not worth my time – if you want to read more about her and the situation, click here.
I apologize if you think that I am insensitive when I am talking about this person, but I have to get my point across – people who care so little for animals should be charged, so they should not be allowed to own an animal.
Owning an animal is a privilege, not a right.
Do you think New Jersey should have an animal abuse registry that pet stores, adoption agencies, and local law enforcement can access? Let us know in the comment section below.