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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Cory Booker for Senate

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2013) — The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, for U.S. Senate in the October 16 special election. Citing his strong support of animal protection policies, the Humane Society Legislative Fund urges New Jersey voters to support Cory Booker.

“In his public service, Cory Booker has been a strong champion of animal protection, and an effective leader in cracking down on cruelty and abuse,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “He has consistently stood up for the values of kindness and compassion, and we urge voters who care about the humane treatment of animals to support Cory Booker.”

During his time as Mayor and in his personal life Cory Booker has:

  • Received The Humane Society of the United States’ Humane Public Servant award in 2011.
  • Led efforts to build a state-of-the-art animal shelter in Newark, stating his hope that: “Newark will be known as a city that cares not only about its people, but its animals, too.”
  • Raised awareness of animal cruelty issues through social media, including the story of Patrick, a starving, young pit bull found inside a trash bag.
  • Personally rescued two dogs in Newark - one from freezing temperatures (January 2013) and one from extreme confinement (July 2013) - and publicly denounced abuse and neglect.

Media contact: Heather Sullivan, (240) 477-2251,


HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at, on our blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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