New Jersey Bill Would Criminalize the Slaughter of Gestating Cows

New Jersey Assembly Bill 2380, “Brianna’s Law,” would amend the state animal cruelty code to provide for criminal penalties of up to $10,000 for slaughtering or transporting for slaughter a pregnant cow. The bill is named “in honor of the pregnant cow that gave birth to her calf two days after escaping a truck transporting her to a slaughterhouse and being found trotting down Route 80 on December 27, 2018.” The bill has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.