Animal law attorney Dante DiPirro calls for immediate reform of the NJSPCA

On October 20, 2017, the New Jersey Commission of Investigation issued yet another report documenting fundamental failings on the part of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) and its inability to perform its mandated mission.  The report, which entitled “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: New Jersey’s SPCAs 17 Years Later,” provides a scathing review of the NJSPCA and recommends the repeal of statutes empowering the SPCA and its county chapters to enforce New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws.


On the heels of the report, animal law attorney Dante DiPirro — who was co-chair of the 2002-2004 Governor’s Animal Welfare Task Force that called for repeal of the NJSPCA’s power to arrest and carry weapons and the assignment of law enforcement functions to professional law enforcement —  called for immediate reform.  See NJ Spotlight’s article entitled “NJSPCA: More a home for Wannabe Cops than a Haven for Animals?”

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