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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.

Protecting the 1984 leghold trap law.

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

Stopping the New Jersey black bear hunt

APLNJ’s black bear advocacy in New Jersey started 30 years ago – with a goal of permanent black bear protection. Hear Governor Murphy affirm he is committed to his campaign promise to stop the black bear hunt. See his latest interview here.

Be a bear advocate

Like speaking with the public? Want to help protect black bears? Then join us at any of our public education tables at town festivals – maybe even in your town! Just because you’ve never done it before, doesn’t mean you can’t. See the list of events here.

Support our upcoming fundraiser

Have fun helping us raise funds! Find out more 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 and 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.