Newark Mayor Receives Humane Award
Says he became vegetarian to show sympathy toward animals
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was one of the people honored at a gala dinner last week, put on by the Humane Society of the United States. He was presented with the Humane Public Servant Award.
Booker said he’d become a vegetarian to show sympathy toward animals.
Six months ago, after the rescue of Patrick the pit bull, who had been starved almost to death and then put in a plastic bag and dropped down a garbage chute, the mayor took up his cause – and the cause of all abused companion animals.
Booker made it known that his “birthday wish” was for the city to be able to build a no-kill shelter that would be called Patrick’s Place “so that Newark will be known as a city that cares not only about its people, but its animals, too.”