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APLNJ celebrates 35 years of advocating for animals

At APLNJ, we are honored to be working for animals and the public’s support makes it possible.

No other group – state or national – gets down to the grassroots level to advocate for animals in New Jersey’s towns and cities like APLNJ does.

Join us to help APLNJ continue to advocate for bear, deer, geese and other wildlife, help community cats, speak out for wild animals in circuses and much more. Become a supporter today.

Summer Bear Rally – We need your attendance!

Saturday, August 11
12 Noon to 1:30 PM
Woodland Drive & Route 35, Middletown, NJ

We’ll be right under our new billboard (pictured here) on Route 35. Middletown is Murphy’s home town!

Please share and RSVP through our Facebook event here.

In October 2016, APLNJ secured Phil Murphy’s promise to stop the hunt. HE MUST HONOR HIS PROMISE! Saying it’s harder than he thought is not a good sign, but we’re not giving up. Please stay with us!

NJ Animal Cruelty Statutes

Are you familiar with New Jersey’s laws protection animals? While we often decry our state’s animal protections laws, limited as they are, according to an HSUS report, New Jersey ranks second of all 50 states in overall protection. To see the ranking, click here. If you are a New Jersey resident, you should familiarize yourself with our laws. Click here for a complete list of our animal protection laws.

Protecting the 1984 leghold trap law

New Jersey Senate Bill S179 (Senator Vin Gopal D-11) and Assembly Bill A3110 (Assemblyman Daniel Benson D-14 & Raj Mukherji D-33) 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. Read more and get active.

Are you caring for community cats?

Are you engaged in Trap-Neuter-Return? Then you need to be a part of our Feral Friends NJ network! It’s our yahoo group that connect feral cat caregivers all across New Jersey. Get advice, find help, connect with others in your area, find out about free cat food opportunities, become eligible for spay/neuter subsidy and more. Read all about it.

Do you know the answer?

Question: How many hunting days are there in New Jersey? The answer may surprise you. Read more.

Be a bear advocate

Like speaking with the public? Want to help protect black bears? APLNJ’s black bear advocacy program, BEAR, attends town festivals where we interact with the public, providing them with nonviolent coexistence information and foster a peaceful toward our beautiful, majestic black bears. Just because you’ve never done it, doesn’t mean you can’t. See the list of events here.

It ought to be a law!

APLNJ works with our political sister organization, the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey to strengthen and enact laws that protect animals. To name a few, we’re lobbying to get Nosey’s Law, Pedals’ Law, and the Trap Ban passed. We are also fighting against harmful legislation – the poaching, logging, and prescribed burning bills.

Cuteness Corner

Most animals caught in killing traps are not as lucky as this little one. What a will to live and a joy for life! Watch here.