Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Jersey. Bill S2649. Senator Bob Smith. Assembly Agricultural Committee.Urgent Action Needed. A Message from the APLNJ. November 2011.

Dear Members, Supporters and Friends,

After meeting with key legislators in the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, we effectively halted movement on S2649, a ghastly and deadly bill for deer. . . In a underhanded maneuver, Senator Bob Smith (D-17), the sponsor, moved the bill to the Assembly Agriculture Committee, where he knows there is support for his pro-hunt agenda.

In behalf of the deer, who are victimized and maligned, we urge you to take action. (see TAKE 5 MINUTES AND DO THREE WONDERFUL THINGS FOR DEER! below).

Please save these and other deer from becoming dead bodies in the backs of trucks, heads in buckets, and heads on the walls of hunters.


Please start calling on Monday. Talking points are available here: http://aplnj.org/Legislation.php

To read a report on S2649, please go here: http://aplnj.org/assets/pdf/S2649Report.pdf

1. EVERYONE: Call the Speaker of the Assembly: Sheila Oliver: (973) 395-1166. Ask her to NOT POST S2649 for a vote. Make sure her office takes down the number of the bill and understands what you are calling about. If you live in her district, let them know you are a constituent.

2. Call your TWO (note: some districts have 1 seat vacant) state Assembly members now and throughout next week. If you do not know what Legislative District you live in, please visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp If you have any questions about your district, please call our office at 732-446-6808.

3. Please follow-up your calls with an e-mail. Find the entire e-mail and phone list below for your convenience.

Ask your state Assembly member to OPPOSE S2649 on humanitarian, ethical, ecological and practical grounds. This bill will extend and legalize heinous poaching methods and ban all deer feeding unless you want to bait to kill them. Demand a NO vote if S2649 comes up for a vote in the Assembly. Make sure your Assembly member knows you are a constituent and have been watching this legislation carefully. Tell them we keep voting records.

Please help us defeat this ghastly bill. A vote could be held as early as December 1, 2011. We are counting on everyone who receives this e-mail to take action.

Thank you,

Angi Metler
State Chair


UPDATE from Keep Life in the Park (KLIP) 11/29/11

We firmly believe that due to YOUR phone calls and emails to Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and to local representatives, S2649 was NOT posted for session on Monday, Nov. 28th. Here is a link to those bills posted. YOUR voices were heard throughout the New Jersey State Assembly!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Jersey Bear Hunt 2011. NJ DFW. The Killing Continues. It's a Business, not Science.

Here we are again, at death's door, with the 2011 New Jersey Black Bear Massacre only three weeks away. The killing will begin on December 5th and will last five days. Last year's bear massacre resulted in 589 dead, most of them one-year and less in age, weighing less than 75 pounds. The smallest kill weighed only 30 pounds. Three hundred and seventy-eight (378) were just cubs. That's more than half of all the dead.

These facts were gleaned from the published report of the NJ Department of Fish & Wildlife, a government body that portrays itself as some kind of overseer of the environment, the protector of animals in that environment, and the provider recreational possibilities offered by the environment.

But, make no mistake. The New Jersey DFW is not the Sierra Club, and it does not have any affinity with John Muir's grand design, with his love of nature and respect for animals.

In fact, the NJ DFW has stooped so low as to encourage young adults to take up hunting (it's on their website) which inevitably will lead to killing animals. Larry
Herrighty is the big man at the New Jersey Department of Fish & Wildlife. And at the behest of the NJ DFW and the Department of Environmental Protection under David Chanda, Governor Christie is able to reward his political supporters with an annual bear hunt.

Listen to Stuart Chaifetz of SHARK explain the buddy-buddy system that is at work in Trenton, after which I implore you to send the NJ DFW a piece of your mind at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/contactform.htm.

Don't miss this:

Saturday, November 05, 2011

New Jersey. November 2001 Elections. Who to Love and Who to Reject. KLIP.

Dear Friends of NJ Wildlife and ALL Animals,
Please feel free to cross post and forward!
Following up our previous email on Voting Humanely on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8th, we are providing you with the list of the BEST and WORST New Jersey Legislators on animal issues, wildlife as well as companion animal. Also included (see below is the list of NJ legislators belonging to the NJ Angling & Hunting Conservation Caucus aka Sportsmen's Caucus. Obviously, we DO NOT SUPPORT any member of the Sportsmen's Caucus.
The fact is that the ONLY way we will create change in NJ Div. of Fish & Wildlife policies, as well as increasing protection of companion animals is through the VOTE. Do we vote FOR animal protection, or AGAINST it. YOU hold the power with your VOTE.
The League of Humane Voters of NJ 2011 endorsement list was compiled based strictly on the following criteria:
- Voting records on companion and wildlife issues
- Memberships in hunting or trapping caucuses
- Sponsorship of animal protection legislation
- Overall interest in companion and wildlife issues
Compiled by the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey

In alpha order:


Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R)
Senator Barbara Buono (D)
Senator Sandra B. Cunningham (D)
Senator Nia H. Gil (D)
Senator Robert M. Gordon (D)
Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (D)
Senator Shirley K. Turner (D)
Senator Joseph Vitale (D)
Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)


Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D)
Assemblywoman Nia H. Gill (D)
Assemblyman Mila M. Jasey (D)
Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D)
Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D)
Assemblywoman Nellie Pou (D)***
Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R)
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle D
Assemblywoman Connie T. Wagner D


Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R)
Senator Jennifer Beck (R)
Senator Michael J. Doherty (R)
Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr. (R)
Senator Donald Norcross (R)
Senator Steven V. Oroho (R)
Senator Robert W. Singer (R)
Senator Bob Smith (D)
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney (D)
Senator Jim Whelan (D)


Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R)
Assemblyman John Amodeo (R)
Assemblyman Peter Biondi (R)
Assemblyman John Burzichelli (R)
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R)
Assemblyman Gary Chiusano (D)
Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (R)
Assemblywoman Allison Littell McHose (R)
Assemblyman Dave Rible (R)
Assemblyman Scott Rudder (R)

***Running for Senate.
Sportsmen's Caucus

The New Jersey Angling & Hunting Conservation Caucus: Supports all hunting and a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to hunt: (To look up the legislative districts, visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp#1)

If they are running in different legislative districts, see note next to name.

Senator Donald Norcross (Co Chair) (D-5)

Senator Steven Oroho (Co Chair) (R-24)

Senator Steve Sweeney (D-3)

Senator James Beach (D-6)

Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1)

Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25)

Senator Sean Kean (R-11) Running for Assembly in District 30.

Senator Bob Smith (D-17)

Senator Robert Singer (R-30)

Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-13)

Senator Jennifer Beck R-12 Running for Senate in District 11

Senator Michael Doherty (R-23)

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8)

Assemblyman John Burzichelli (Co Chair) (D-3)

Assemblyman Gary Chiusano (Co Chair) (R-24)

Assemblyman Matt Milam (D-1)

Assemblyman Scott Rudder (R-8)

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R-12) Running for Assembly in District 13.

Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-11)

Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-11) Running for Assembly in District 30.

Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14)

Assemblyman Peter Biondi (R-16)

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-12) Running for Assembly in District 11.

Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-40)

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25)

Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-1)

Your vote is precious, and your choice is your own. But we NEED humane legislators on the state, county, AND municipal levels, willing to stand up to the NJ Div. of Fish & Wildlife and all pro-hunt groups and agendas. We NEED increased companion animal protection legislation. We cannot urge you strongly enough to VOTE HUMANELY on Tuesday, Nov. 8th.

Thank you ALL!!!

Keep Life In the Park

Keep Life In the Park (K.L.I.P.)

Be a voice for ALL animals with the League of Humane Voters of NJ.
Visit the NEW www.LOHVNJ.ORG and join today!

Friday, November 04, 2011

November 2011 Elections. District 40. New Jersey. Cassandra Lazzarra for the Assembly. A Message from KLIP.

Dear Friends of NJ Wildlife and ALL Animals,

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. Many registered voters only turn out for 'major' - presidential or gubernatorial elections. This Election Day is MAJOR. You will be able to vote OUT members of the NJ State Senate and Assembly who have sponsored and voted some of the most inhumane animal legislation in history. Who have compromised public safety for the sake of 'sport' by reducing the bow hunt perimeter from 450 feet to 150 from occupied buildings, as in private homes. You have the opportunity to send a clear message to our state legislators, including our governor, that we DEMAND non-lethal solutions to wildlife conflicts in New Jersey. Think of Election Day as the day of CHANGE for NJ animals.

Local elections empower us. Protesting deer and bear hunts goes only so far. If we keep electing the same state legislators who are deeply imbedded in the 'Sportsmen's Caucus', we defeat our own efforts. I urge you to review the following message and link below from the League of Humane Voters of NJ, and feel free to cross post or forward to friends, family, etc. We need to spread the word of voting humanely.

A message for District 40 voters - (Allendale Boro Cedar Grove Twp Franklin Lakes Boro Ho-Ho-Kus Boro Little Falls Twp Midland Park Boro Pequannock Twp Pompton Lakes Boro Ridgewood Vil Riverdale Boro Totowa Boro Waldwick Boro Wayne Twp Woodland Park Boro Wyckoff Twp)

Senator Kevin O'Toole (R) and Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R) are running for re-election. BOTH are members of the 'Sportsmen's Caucus' who actively promote ALL hunting, bow-hunting, trapping, etc. activities statewide. K.L.I.P. strongly endorses Candidate Cassandra Lazzara (D) for District 40 Assembly seat.

K.L.I.P. is NOT a non-profit organization. We are non-partisan and we are proud to support candidates for office who are open to non-lethal alternatives and who support all humane legislation.
Thank YOU!!!!!