Animal Protection

Protecting Elephants and Rhinos from Extinction & Cruelty

I am proud that New Jersey, The Humane State, was the first state in the nation to ban transactions in Ivory and rhino horns under legislation I sponsored.


Don’t Bring Your Trophies Into New Jersey

My legislation made it a criminal offense to transport through New Jersey, The Humane State, “trophies” of Lions, Tigers and other threatened animal species.


Banning Puppy Mills

My legislation, S63, banning sourcing of dogs and cats from Puppy Mills has passed the Senate and been released from Assembly Committee. It awaits further action in the Assembly and the Governor’s signature.


Ending Bear Hunts

My legislation, S2702, Pedal’s Law, which establishes non-lethal methods of black bear management, has been released from Senate Committee and awaits Senate and Assembly action and the Governor’s signature.


Banning Leghold Traps

My legislation, S2750, to ban Leghold Traps authorized by the NJDEP in 2015, has been bottled up in the Senate Environment Committee.


Banning Elephants In Traveling Circuses

Nosey’s Law, S2508, has passed the Senate and awaits action in the Assembly and the Governor’s signature.


Banning Gestation Crates

my legislation vetoed by Governor Christie after intense lobbying by the pork industry in Iowa when he was campaigning for president has been re-introduced, S2786, and awaits a new governor.


Banning Shark Finning

My legislation banning the cruel, painful practice of catching a shark, cutting off its fins and dumping the shark back into the water to bleed to death was stymied in the Assemby last legislative session. I have reintroduced it, S2044. It awaits Senate and Assembly action and the Governor’s signature.