The following is a message from the USHS. Bill A1669 passed both houses of legislature in New Jersey. The governor can sign the bill or veto it. S.802 and A1669 are identical bills. We need to make the call and send the emails. I just got off the phone with the governor's office, and I said my piece. Stand up and be counted.
Despite calls and emails from animal advocates like you, the NewJersey legislature has just passed legislation (S. 802) which would allow bow hunting on Sundays for the first time in more than a century.
This bill has been sent to Governor Corzine for his signature.
We just have one last chance to stop it -- please take action TODAY! Hunters are already permitted to hunt six days a week, and the much larger population of hikers, horseback riders, birdwatchers, and other outdoor users should have one day of theweek to enjoy their activities in relative quiet and safety,even on their own property. Allowing hunting on Sundays willcreate more conflicts and tension among user groups, and will jeopardize the safety of people and animals.
TAKE ACTION Please make a brief, polite phone call to Governor Corzine at(609) 292-6000 to urge him to veto S. 802.
When making your call, you will likely speak to a staff memberwho will pass your message along to Governor Corzine. Please remember to be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent.
You can say: "Hello, my name is [your name] and I'm calling from [your town]to urge Governor Corzine to veto S. 802, which would allow bowhunting on Sundays. Sunday hunting has been prohibited since colonial times and there is no reason to lift this prohibition. Thank you."
Then, please send a follow-up email to Governor Corzine in opposition to Sunday hunting: HERE.
And be sure to tell your friends and family in New Jersey howthey can take action too: HERE.
Thanks for all you do for animals.
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States