The League of Humane Voters of NJ endorses Governor Murphy for another term!

The Murphy administration has promoted animal protection measures throughout his term in office. Phil Murphy has signed into law bills:

Banning the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses - the first in the country (A1923).

Banning dog fighting in trunks of cars (S975).

Making it easier for law enforcement officers to rescue animals in danger (S2674).

Prohibiting courts from declaring a dog "dangerous" if the dog is defending their owner.

Banning the leasing of dogs and cats - a rent-to-own scheme that meant people paid more for their animals in the long run and could lose their pets if they could not keep up the inflated payments. (A4552).

Establishing the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia as a third degree crime (S3146).

His Attorney General has limited the use of dogs in law enforcement.

Banning the sale and possession of shark fins (S2905).

Through Executive Order (E.O.) 34, the Governor banned bear hunting on state lands.

And this year, Phil Murphy halted the bear hunt entirely.


A vote for Jack Ciattarelli is a Vote for Hunters.

Compared to his challenger, Phil Murphy is the clear choice for voters who care about animals.

  • Challenger Jack Ciattarelli has criticized Murphy's decision to end the bear hunt and has celebrated deer hunting in posts on social media.


Here's a short video showing Governor Murphy and challenger Jack Ciattarelli talking about their positions on the bear hunt.

Re-electing Phil Murphy is the only way to preserve the gains we've made so far, and to advance animal protection in New Jersey. Watch the video:


The League of Humane Voters of New Jersey is a non-partisan organization that endorses candidates running as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. We endorse candidates strictly on their commitment to animal protective legislation.

Please vote to protect animals,


The Election Committee of the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey