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Demo Against Mark T. Hall, Insurance Lawyer at Morgan, Melhuish & Abrutyn. Livingston, New Jersey. Animal Cruelty. Vendetta Killing.

An all points bulletin from Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) and the Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ)...

There will be a demonstration on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 11am, at the law offices of Morgan, Melhuish & Abrutyn. The exact address is 651 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 200, Livingston, New Jersey 07039. Bring yourself, your friends, and your signs.
Please spread the word on the demo and continue to discuss and disseminate information about this egregious case of animal abuse on your blogs and social networking sites. This is only the first of the many planned demos. If you have any questions, you can contact Stuart Chaifetz at

The protest will be against Mark T. Hall , an insurance lawyer for the law firm of Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn. The firm has offices in both Livingston and Manhattan. Hall practices out of the Livingston office. See the map above. Why the protest? Well, there is THIS and THAT

In a nutshell, Mark T. Hall, a hunter, promised his buddies a revenge killing. He promised that he would kill one black bear ( ended up killing two) to spite a fellow attorney named Doris Lin. Ms. Lin acts as the legal adviser for the APLNJ and SHARK. In behalf of the APLNJ, Ms. Lin filed a law suit last December to stop the 2011 black bear trophy hunt in New Jersey. The court ruled against the APLNJ, and the massacre began on Dec. 5th. If you view the links above, you will see that Mark T. Hall, true to his word, carried out his vendetta by killing a mother bear and her cub. Like an immature child, Mark T. Hall followed this up with anonymous online taunts at Ms. Lin and disparaging remarks about female members of the Bear Group at SHARK's website. His true identity was later determined.


I spoke to a friend of mine, himself a hunter like Hall, and he vehemently disapproved of Hall's conduct and mentality. My friend described Hall's actions as " highly unbecoming of a responsible hunter." "Thug-like," he said. "One does not kill an animal to spite, or ridicule, someone who just happens to disagree with you." Although I am not a hunter and opposed to all animal-killing, I knew what he meant about honor among hunters. My friend and I embrace polarized views about hunting, but we still talk. We always disagree, but we find that we still have to respect each other.

Obviously, I know what animal rights advocates think of these killings, but what do other hunting aficionados think? I wanted to hear from more hunters. So, I dropped in at the local outdoor/camping store up the road and asked for their opinions. The guys behind the counter, holding court over glass showcases stocked with guns and ammo, condemned the killings. They stressed that " hunting is not about hate and vengeance." "Those bears were killed not for food nor sport, " a purchaser said. "People like him give us a bad name and it sticks, " another complained. No two ways about it, with heads wagging, their disapproval was unanimous.

So, it seems that Mark T. Hall has become an embarrassment even to his fellow hunters.
Mark T. Hall managed to offend both animal rights advocates and responsible hunters with one shot, actually two.


A full partner at Morgan Melhuish & Abrutyn should be very worried. Years of investment, both personal and financial, years of building a good reputation, can all come down like a house of cards when one of the firm's lawyers engages in a brutal and spiteful act of animal abuse. This onsite demonstration is just the beginning. More bad publicity is surely to follow.

Do these revenge killings not bother his colleagues? I would like to believe that most of the lawyers at Morgan Melhuish & Abrutyn will reject this behavior. Only 1% of NJ's population hunts, and this law firm could very easily be a microcosm of the state. If I were a co-worker, I'd tell Hall to own up to his actions and leave me out of it. I don't know if the higher ups at the firm are aware of this matter. Maybe the protest outside their offices will lead them to ask questions. Letters to the firm have been sent, as well as to their known clients.

This is going to be messy.


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