Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Message from Keep Life in the Park (KLIP). New Jersey S2066. Sportmen's Heritage Act.


Dear Friends of NJ Wildlife,

If you haven't done so, PLEASE contact your Senators and express your STRONG OPPOSITION to S2066, the Sportsmen's Heritage Act.
Find contact information for NJ Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez here:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=NJ
Remember to share this information with friends and family out of state!

You will also find a link to the Humane Society of the U.S. Advocacy page below.
PLEASE cross post!  Thank you!

K.L.I.P.

Here are some points to reference in your communication.

Please oppose S2066 and help to protect wildlife, habitat and the public. As one of your constituents, I urge you to help protect human health, wildlife and public lands by voting against S2066. This legislation, if passed, will undermine provisions of existing conservation statutes including the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act. It will also interfere with the exercise of authority by federal agencies responsible for managing federal lands and protecting public health.

Please oppose S2066 and help to protect wildlife, habitat and the public. An estimated 1,713,000 Garden State wildlife watchers generate $537,388,000 in revenues. New Jersey wildlife watchers outnumber hunters 20-to-1 and outspend hunters 5-to-1. Yet the absolute majority remains disenfranchised from the 11-member Fish and Game Council.

There is no public outcry, demand, or even knowledge of this gun-friendly legislation. The so-called "Heritage" Act is the work of firearms and archery trade association front groups, including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, which represents gun, ammo, and archery manufacturers. The number of hunters nationally is plummeting. In New Jersey , that number has fallen by more than 50%.

Hunting is an exclusive and invasive use. Families cannot peacefully enjoy our parks and public ways without at minimum discomfort and the potential risk of injury -- hunting accidents and near misses are common, many are not reported.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that wildlife is to be held in trust for all citizens. A vocal minority should not be permitted for further expropriate our public lands to bully cooperative legislators into passing this trade agenda.

In behalf of the clear majority of New Jersey residents who enjoy our public lands non-violently, we urge you to oppose this self-interest legislation.
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