Animals only win when humane candidates and issues do. We endorse candidates based on their records or positions on animal welfare issues. We do not judge candidates on their party affiliation or any other issue.

2021 Endorsements

Won
Eric Adams
Mayor, New York City
Eric Adams
  • Adams spoke out against the use of elephants and other wild animals in circuses, meeting with the owners of Ringling Bros. and UniverSoul.
  • Adams opposed the city-funded slaughter of geese in New York’s Prospect Park, advocating at rallies against the cruel practice.
  • Adams has hosted adoption events and animal rescue summits, and encouraged pet-friendly housing policies.
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Mark Herring
Attorney General, Virginia
Mark Herring
  • Herring launched the nation’s first Animal Law Unit within an attorney general’s office.
  • Herring's Animal Law Unit has indicted a roadside zoo owner for wildlife trafficking, cruelty, and violations of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Herring's Animal Law Unit has cracked down on a cockfighting operation in Powhatan County of more than 300 birds.
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