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Well-Earned Misanthropy. Flawed Species. Animal and Environmental Abuse.

I don't recall working a job that wasn't a people-oriented job, one that faces and serves the public and not only interact with co-workers. Sometimes, I find it to be some kind of a twisted joke for a misanthrope like me to be a public servant. I've done a pretty good job at sublimation, always courteous and accommodating to people even after becoming aware of multiple forms of animal cruelty from the outright beating of an animal to covert forms like stuffing one's face with a cheeseburger. I try not to blame the individual for specific offenses, but I hold the whole lot suspect by dint of being human. I would prefer to entrust my life to a wild animal than a human being. We are a seriously flawed species with issues rooted in vanity, greed, common stupidity. I had a good laugh at a comment made by a reader in a newspaper editorial about the environment and those who protect it. The reader concluded that environmentalists tend to coddle an anti-human mentality. I am

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: 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 Substan

New Jersey Black Bear. Chris Christie, Bob Martin, David Chanda, Larry Herrighty. Black Bear Vilified.

Is this the New Jersey black bear we are supposed to fear? Governor Christie, Commissioner Bob Martin of the Department of Environmental Protection, David Chanda and Larry Herrighty of the Division of Fish & Wildlife wants us to consider a black bear in our backyard as a danger to ourselves and our children. And the hunting cabal in the state fans the fire of fear and hate, trumpets overpopulation fairy tale, to justify the yearly massacre of the black bears. The trophy hunts of 2010 & 2011 killed close to 600 bears respectively, approximately 1200 bears total so far. But, do you know that there has never been a black bear attack on a human in New Jersey. Can you see why?

Primate Products. Florida. John Resuta. Animal Experimentation.

Our brethren in South Florida are not the type of people you want to mess with. They will root you out at your workplace. And then show up just when and where you think you're safe---at your doorstep. John Resuta learned the hard way. The video above shows our friends at his doorstep in Cutler Bay. You see, John works as the Operations Manager for Primate Products . This company imports and breeds monkeys destined for a hideously cruel, life-long existence in animal experimentation. The company's Live Animal Division is located in Miami, Florida. It is a morally bankrupt line of work, if you ask me. This is a company who ran a promotional drive that offered anyone a complimentary five aluminum collars and one capture pole for every restrainer purchased. What a bargain! They should be listed as a victim-delivery service. I must ask,  who do you think is more depraved, the men who gang raped a woman, or the guy who delivered the victim to the gang?  These photographs

Animal Protection League of New Jersey. Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. 2012. Montclair.

Haven't met us yet? Stop by and visit the Animal Protection League table at the  Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale  this Saturday, May 5! Our programs director, Janine Motta, will be staffing an information table and she would love to meet you! Where : Go Lightly,  4 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 When : Saturday, May 5 from 11AM - 4:30PM What : The  previous two Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale events, organized by Montclair Vegans, were such a success, that they're doing it again! Please stop by and bring your friends and family to come and try some delicious baked goods, mingle with like-minded people and check out the wonderful eco-friendly store, Go Lightly.  This is going to be the first year that there will also be live music, thanks to the band In Cages!     We're grateful to Montclair Vegans for offering us this outreach opportunity AND for choosing APLNJ to be a recipient of part of the proceeds raised from this event.  Thank you Montclair Vega

Jerzon Senador. Puppy on a Clothesline. Animal Abuse. Wanted by the Police.

One foolish act compounded by another. When the Philippine National Police came to Jerzon Senador's home last week to arrest him, his parents claimed ignorance of this whereabouts. Evidently, Senador decided to make a go for it, and his parents stepped up to run interference for him. These things don't usually end well for the fugitive especially if  reward money enters the picture later on.  Like most animal abusers, Senador thought it was funny, entertaining, no big deal to subject an animal to an anomalous condition. In this case, as you can see in the photo above, he hung the family pet on a clothesline using pins. If my memory does not fail me, this happened back in June 2011, Senador subjected this dog to a few rounds in the washing machine as well.  The charge against Jerzon Senador isn't making a mountain out of a mole hill as some people argued. Some people stressed that the dog suffered no serious injury, that the Senador family normally treated the dog wit