TRENTON - Gov. Christie conditionally vetoed a proposal on Wednesday that would have protected wild tigers from being exploited for their valued body parts. The governor said the measure should cover additional exotic species.
Christie recommended that a task force look into the illegal use and trade of endangered and exotic animals and draft a comprehensive bill.
Sen. Ray Lesniak (D., Union), the measure's primary sponsor, said that he was disappointed Christie didn't sign the tiger bill and create a task force to study other species. But he said he was hopeful more comprehensive animal protections would result. - AP