Thank you for your interest in APLNJ!

We hope you'll take a few minutes to read below about our programs and campaigns and join with us on our journey to end animal abuse and exploitation.

You work hard for your money and should be sure that the organizations you donate to are in-line with your ethics and doing good work for the animals. We trust that once you learn more about APLNJ, you will find that we are a group worthy of your support.

We speak for all animals, large and small, domestic and wild. We will never betray or sell out one animal for another. Our mission is to end the institutionalized and legalized abuse of animals and everyday we are chipping away at the monolith of animal cruelty. We are changing minds, changing laws, creating better laws and saving individual animals’ lives.

Read more about us here and join us as we move towards the day when all animals are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve!

Why Support Us?

Jim Mason, pioneer of the animal rights movement and inductee into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame, advises animal advocates to “keep your animal money at home.”

Mason goes on to say that a $25 donation to a local grassroots group buys many times more energy, dedication, and results. It buys more visibility to animal concerns, which means more positive changes in public consciousness. We couldn’t agree more!

We have been working for the animals since 1983. No small feat for a small grassroots group. We’ve seen many groups come and go in the time we’ve been around and we’re proud to say that we’ve weathered all kinds of storms and are still going strong, speaking out for the animals, each and every day.

As a compassionate person, we know you are pulled in many directions for donations, but we are the ONLY statewide group working for ALL animals right here in New Jersey. We receive no state or federal funding, or funding from national organizations. We fill an important need and rely on the generosity of caring individuals, such as yourself, to help us fill that need. We hope you’ll walk with us on our journey to end the abuse and exploitation of animals. THANK YOU!

What have we been doing?

Our wildlife program, Project 99 – a voice for the greater than 99% of NJ residents who do not hunt – works to protect wildlife from the assault by the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. We keep an eye out for legislation harmful to wildlife, such as S576 and we've placed ads, featuring the cartoon pictured here, in newspapers in key legislative districts throughout NJ. Visit StopHunting for current info.

S576 would, amongst other things, make it illegal to feed deer, but legal to bait to kill, allow for shooting from vehicles, using spotlights to stun the deer and expand the killing season through March. We’re pleased to report that due to our vigilance, this bill has lingered in the state legislature, where we hope it will one day "die."


Our Food for Life program placed ads such as the one below on NJ Transit train platforms to make the public aware of the abuse inherent in factory farming. We have visited schools, clubs, festivals, churches, health fairs and more with our message of healthy and humane plant-based eating.

We’ve written articles for the NJ Sierra Club magazine to encourage environmental groups to see the connection between factory farming practices and the destruction of the environment. All of this is made possible through the support of our members. Check out NJFoodForLife.


Project TNR advocates for feral cats and encourages the implementation of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We have made great strides toward making New Jersey a TNR friendly state.

We work with individual caregivers, giving them advice on how to trap and neuter and provide lifelong care for their cats. We hold training workshops, maintain our ProjectTNR website as a valuable source of information and offer one-on-one phone counseling to those looking to help homeless cats.

Municipalities also benefit from our program as we present to them the many reasons why TNR is the only effective and cost-effective method of dealing with feral and stray cat populations.Cat Image

We’ve collaborated with the state’s Endangered Species Program, discussing and implementing workable and humane solutions for feral cats and wildlife.

APLNJ is a nonprofit charity recognized by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #22-2849700

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
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Animal Protection
League of NJ
PO Box 174
Englishtown NJ 07726
Phone: 732-446-6808
Fax: 732-446-0227

Animal Protection League of New Jersey