Thank you to everyone who is fighting to protect our bears. A huge majority of us want to live in harmony and co-exist peacefully with our bears. The facts say we can. The science says we can. And we owe the bears this and much more.
Governor Murphy’s 2019 bear hunt is over. At the culmination of the hunt on Saturday, 315 bears died in October’s and December’s hunt. Thoughout the hunt, we saw Division of Fish and Wildlife employees smiling and welcoming bear hunters without a thought of any the lives taken. It’s not over. Never give up fighting.
Call Governor Murphy and ask him to end bear hunting in New Jersey, but also ask him why these hunters matter more to him than everyone else. Let him know that you know he can stop the hunt. No more excuses. 609-292-6000. Tweet @GovMurphy #SaveNJBears and tag the governor in all of your social media posts.
Click here for our brochure on nonlethal ways to handle a suburban turkey issue.
Please continue to contact Governor Murphy and politely urge him to honor his promise and stop bear hunting on all land in New Jersey, not just public land:
Tweet: @GovMurphy please stop bear hunting on all lands in New Jersey #savenjbears
@GovMurphy promised to cancel the #bearhunt
Please join Essex County residents who want no further development of the Turtle Back Zoo entertainment complex.
Do you have a tip? We are looking for tipsters to give us information on any mistreatment of animals and/or staff at the Turtle Back Zoo. Please call 732-446-6808 x101.
To learn more and to sign Our Green West Orange Group’s petition against the expansion, go here.
The extreme legislation promoted by New Jersey Audubon/Farm Bureau vastly expands barbarous and unethical methods typically used by poachers. If and where problems exist, socially acceptable, nonlethal management – for deer, beaver, geese, and other wildlife – is readily available.
The legislation openly invites abuse: “known to cause crop damage” applies to a ridiculously wide array of species. “Known to cause” and causing crop damage are two different things. Wildlife feeding is the cost of doing business; weather, insects, and disease cause far greater losses. Often wildlife impact is light. For localized hot spots involving Canada geese or deer, complainants should substantiate claims and, if borne out, employ superior, non-lethal methods.
Run by cynical self-interests, New Jersey’s deer policy is incoherent. If possible, things are about to get a lot worse for an already persecuted species, and for any animals unfortunate enough to set foot on cultivated land. With New Jersey Audubon at the helm, our wildlife is in crisis.
Are you familiar with New Jersey’s laws protecting animals? While we often criticize them as limited are, New Jersey ranks second of all 50 states in overall protection, according to an HSUS report. 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.
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 involved in Trap-Neuter-Return? Then you need to be a part of our Feral Friends NJ network! It’s our Yahoo group that connects 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.
Question: How many hunting days are there in New Jersey? The answer may surprise you. Read more.
Wildlife killing contests are organized events in which participants compete for prizes by attempting to kill the most animals over a certain time period. Killing contests glorify violence, while disrupting natural processes. These “contests” teach children that killing is fun, life is cheap, and wild animals are disposable.
Please sign this petition and share it to encourage more legislators to sign on and make New Jersey the first state to ban them outright. Let’s permanently abolish contests that promote the mass killing of coyotes, foxes, squirrels, and other species for sport and prizes.
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