A leading national animal welfare group is throwing its support behind New Jersey, Gov. Jon Corzine in today's election.
The Humane Society Legislative Fund - the lobbying arm of the Humane Society of the United States - says it has endorsed Corzine for his leadership in animal protection. During his first term, Corzine, a Democrat, worked with the Department of Environmental Protection to stop the controversial trophy hunting season on the state’s small population of black bears. Instead, he implemented a comprehensive plan to solve bear problems using humane and non-lethal management strategies.
Fund president Michael Markarian wrote yesterday in his blog that by contrast, Corzine’s opponent, Republican Chris Christie, has indicated his support for bear hunting, "demonstrating a clear contrast between the candidates on the state’s most high-profile animal protection issue."