Lawmakers Seek to Make Tattooing Pets Illegal

Submitted Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:19am by BossFrog
Tattoo you? Okay, there are no laws against it. Tattoo your pet? It might not be so easy, if lawmakers have their way. In New Jersey, three assemblymen are pushing a bill that says people are committing acts of animal cruelty by tattooing or piercing their dogs or cats. Meanwhile in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo is ready to sign a measure that passed the Legislature making it illegal to tattoo a pet. This fad, however, is likely to continue everywhere else in the U.S. as tattooing and piercing are still growing in popularity. As it happens, the ASPCA doesn’t have a problem with pet owners branding their dogs or cats with small inking that indicates they’ve been spayed or neutered.