Newark, N.J. - Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are resolute on making surgical silencing of dogs illegal.
Newark, N.J. - Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are resolute on makingsurgical silencing of dogs illegal.
Silencing, or debarking, has reportedly been linked to drugdealers in Camden and New Jersey, who use watchdogs as protection from policeraids.
The measure, sponsored by State Assemblyman Guy Gregg, isintended to shield police from unexpected attacks and to prevent caninecruelty.
The bill would outlaw debarking operations by veterinarians,except in special exempting cases. The proposed bill would carry fines up to$15,000 and prison sentences up to five years.