Logging Sparta Mountain: It’s not about warblers

Logging Sparta Mountain isn’t about the golden warbler, for which there is already habitat nearby. It is part of a cynical effort to promote commercial logging of state forests for an industry/conservation coalition. Read more here...

Community Cat Spay/Neuter Subsidy

APLNJ is pleased to announce that, in 2017, thanks to very generous donors, we currently have funds available to help defray the costs of sterilization for outdoor community cats. Caregivers seeking subsidies need to be a (free) member of our Feral Friends of NJ yahoo group that connects members across the state of NJ for sharing of information and resources – a great networking tool! For more info, click here.

Edgewater Mayor Announces Nonlethal Geese Control

Click here for more details. Many thanks to everyone who worked toward this amazing victory! 

Pedals Captured a Nation

To memorialize all the bears who have been victims of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's lethal "management" and to help fund our continuing bear protection work, we are selling these exclusive charms. The charm features Pedals, whose killing sparked the same outrage that was felt after Cecil the lion was killed. To read more and order yours, click here.

NJDFW Killing Calendar

Thanks to our wonderful volunteer, Thea, APLNJ has a comprehensive list of the species who are hunted and trapped in New Jersey, the days of the killing, type of weapons allowed and the number of animals killed. For 2015-2016 the number of reported trapped animals is 39,199. The number of reported hunted animals is 731,725. Click here for the calendar.

And the Circus Bans Keep Coming!

APLNJ's political arm - League of Humane Voters of New Jersey - has been working to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in New Jersey. There is a state bill addressing a ban on elephants, but APLNJ is looking to protect ALL wild animals. We're pleased to anounce that there are now bans on the use of wild animals in circuses in Bergen, Cumberland, Hudson and Passaic counties. Additionally, Jersey City banned wild animals in circuses not only on public lands but also on private lands. Want your county or town to be next? Contact us.

Legislation Banning Traps in NJ - Your Action Needed

NJ Senate Bill S2750 (Senator Ray Lesniak) and A4407 (Assemblyman Daniel Benson) would ban the manufacture, sale, possession, importation, transportation, or use of any trap that is a spring-loaded device that restrains an animal by capturing the foot, leg, or other body part, including an enclosed foothold type trap or any other type trap that uses a jaw, arm, bar, cable, or wire to grasp or pin the animal’s foot, leg, or other body part. Please write to your legislators to support this bill. READ MORE

Billboard against Fur

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A new version of the above billboard will be up soon. 

Pedals' Law is over 8,000 signatures strong. If you signed, thank you! Please continue to get others to do so. 

BEAR HUNTS:

  1. DO NOTHING TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY

  2. DO NOTHING TO PREVENT INCIDENCES AND COMPLAINTS

  3. ARE RECREATIONAL TROPHY HUNTS

Larry Herrighty, DFW's director was overheard telling a hunter at a weigh station protest last year that Senate President Sweeney will block the Pedals' Law (S2702). Even with Christie out, Pedals' Law is very important because it provides real solutions.

WHAT WORKS:

  1. PUBLIC EDUCATION - PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY IN BEAR HABITAT. 

  2. GARBAGE CONTAINMENT

  3. ATTRACTANT CONTROL

For more information, please visit www.BearSmartNJ.org

Saddle River Deer - Sixty-one percent of Saddle River residents want nonlethal in a referendum held last November. Opponents of nonlethal trying to thwart the public will. We will not give up!

Banner protest against the Saddle River (Bergen County) Council's decision to support bow hunting for deer.

APLNJ attended numerous meetings, placed ads in local papers and provided the town with accessible nonlethal and humane means of handling deer issues. We shall continue our efforts in Saddle River. Towns are now starting to contact APLNJ to ask for our nonlethal presentation. 

Order Your Non-Hunting License and help fund our efforts!

Huh? A NON-hunting license? You bet! It's a great conversation starter. It gives you the opportunity to let others know how wildlife in our state is under the lethal authority of a state agency comprised of hunters/fishers/trappers and that they are backed by the gun and ammunition industries. Support our work fighting for wildlife in New Jersey by ordering your NON-Hunting License TODAY! Learn more about it.

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