I am crossposting an alert from the Animal Protection League of New Jersey. Demonstrators needed on Saturday, January 9, 2009.
Please join us for the Garrett Mountain Deer Bowhunt Protest! We know this is last minute, but we just found out and are trying desperately to save these beautiful, gentle animals. These deer come right up to your car when you drive in the reserve! Will you help us?
Please re-arrange your Saturday accordingly – this is so important! If you live in NJ, please attend this protest. The NY people will speak out against fur with me at Saks, but I know that we have enough dedicated activists to be in both locations. Time is of the essence and we couldn't wait another day to schedule it. The deer need a big turnout. – Julie, Caring Activists Against Fur PLEASE CROSS-POST
When: Saturday 1/9/10 GATHER 12:30 pm at parking location - 3 Garrett Mountain Plaza (directions below)
Protest: directly across from Mina's on the Mountain Restaurant, . 1pm – 2:30pm
Point Person/Contact for protest: Merrilee / day of cell # is
Parking is not near the protest site – we will shuttle people over, so PLEASE come on time so we can be effective! The protest site is located directly across from Mina's on the Mountain Restaurant, 140 Rifle Camp Road, . If you use maps, you'll see how close these locations are, but a little far to walk for some, especially in the cold.
Directions: The parking address is 3 Garrett Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park. Take Rte. 80 West to the Squirrelwood Road Exit 56B, Woodland Park (aka West Paterson). Bear left at the STOP sign and turn left. You will pass over Rte. 80, go straight through one traffic light (at Jackson), see Lukoil gas station on left. IMMEDIATELY after Lukoil station turn left into 3 Garret Mountain. The sign actually reads "3 Garret Mountain Plaza 5". At the stop sign turn right, and drive to the end of the near the black and white building, #3, and park in the last parking area on your right. We will be there beginning at around 12.30, and the cell phone to call should they not be able to find us, or to call for a pick-up from the parking area is 917-817-0340. Demonstrators may feel free to bring their own signs - we will have a dozen or so. As we always say, DRESS WARM - it's going to be frigid out there. I'll have hand warmers! More Location or Detail Questions? Point Person/Contact for protest: Merrilee firstname.lastname@example.org / day of cell # is 917-817-0340
Background: A bowhunt of the Garrett Mountain Reservation & Rifle Camp Park deer is planned in Passaic Co., NJ. Through connections, we believe that they will try to sneak the start of the hunt for this Friday! They plan to continue through February. This proposal must come from the surrounding towns (Woodland Park) and the Passaic Board of Chosen Freeholders on which the Woodland Park Mayor currently holds a position. According to the paper, it was also the Mayor who pushed this! We need your emails and calls as well as going to the protest. We might have time to stop this! There is a new approved deer contraceptive - GonaCon - and it should be used!
Wherever you live, ASAP, PLEASE contact the following 4 people who voted for the hunt and have the power to stop it:
1. Freeholder Terry Duffy -
2. Freeholder (and Mayor) -
3. Freeholder Bruce James -
4. Freeholder Greyson Hannigan
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Contact me for an example of a letter you can send. – Julie, email@example.com