2021 - League of Humane Voters of New Jersey Endorsements
Get out and vote!
November 2, 2021 Election Day
LOHVNJ is a non-partisan organization. For
endorsement purposes, our committee makes no distinction between cruelty to
companion or domestic animals, and cruelty to wildlife.
In certain cases, LOHVNJ has factored in votes cast
during the previous sessions or past positions held by candidates.
In 2021, all 120 Senate and Assembly seats and the
Governor are up for election.
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Endorsements - New Jersey Legislature
(Winners in green below.) Please note that some races are still pending.
Cited bills in Scorecard:
S920/A1087: Prohibits surgical
declawing of cats and other animals.
Establishes criminal offenses and civil penalties concerning
inhumane confinement of breeding pigs and calves raised for
S1034/A4399: Provides for spaying
and neutering stray or feral cats and establishes fund
therefor; designated as "Compassion for Community Cats Law."
S2868/A4533: Provides for advocate in criminal cases
concerning welfare or care of animal.
certain deer control activities; establishes check-off
donation on hunting license applications to support venison
donation program; authorizes issuance of multi-species
depredation permit for wildlife control on farmland.
S2001/A3086: Establishes forest
stewardship "logging" program for State-owned lands.
S1258/A2319: Prohibits persons convicted of criminal animal
cruelty offenses from owning domestic companion animals and
from working or volunteering at animal-related enterprises;
establishes presumption against pretrial intervention for
certain persons; designated as "Moose's Law."
S874/A4644: Prohibits sale of cats, dogs, or rabbit by pet
shops; prohibits certain transactions between animal
shelters, pounds, animal rescue organizations, and animal
breeders or brokers; repeals "Pet Purchase Protection Act."
S1176/A1365: Prohibits harassing or taking of certain
wildlife at competitive event; establishes penalties.
2021 LOHV-NJ Legislative Scorecard (Use the tabbed sheets to
see Legend, Questionnaire, etc.)
LOHVNJ-Endorsed Candidates by Legislative District:
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LOHV-NJ ENDORSEMENT: ROCCO IMPREVEDUTO,
Holmdel Township Committee
Our regional Legislative District Director,
Laurie Perla received this note from Rocco Impreveduto, running for
Holmdel Township Committee:
Here's my stance on hunting and the humane
treatment of animals...
I've never hunted anything and, although I
have many friends that do - it's not a practive that has ever
appealed to me. I don't view animals as "trophies", nor do I
consider hunting a sport. Personally, I believe in "live and let
live" and that policy extends to our animal population. We're long
past the days where hunting is necessary for survival and - knowing
that there are alternaitves to controlling (specifically) the deer
population that do not result in their death or injury - I think
it's important to ultilize the more humane alternatives at our
disposal to responsibly co-exist with the animal population. I would
very much appreciate the endorsement of the League of Humane Voters
and look forward to learning more about ways in which we can work