NJ Animal Extremists Spend Big $$$ To Thwart Conservation
Trenton, NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- Below is a communication from a NJ animal extremist organization detailing their strategy to defeat a sound conservation measure.
Although their position is based on naivety, emotionalism and a philosophy that “animals are the equal of humans” – make no mistake – they are spending tens of thousands of dollars to defeat any conservation measure undertaken by the NJ legislature.
Please go to the following link and be sure to have your fellow anglers, hunters, trappers and conservationists sign up for the free NJOA Action Alert. It may be the one thing you can do to help defend our freedoms from those with a mission to impose their way of life.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING QUOTE YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ FROM NJARA IS MISLEADING, INCORRECT AND NOT BASED ON SOUND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION POLICY:
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.
When Governor Corzine signed the Sunday bowhunting bill, A1669/S802,
into law on May 4, we all felt betrayed by the legislative process. We knew
from polling the Senate and Assembly that there was strong opposition
to the bill. However, we also learned that A1669/S802 was part of a
power struggle launched by South Jersey legislators beholden to the
National Rifle Association, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and several
low level, but high-bluster, pseudo-conservation, anti-environment,
and anti-animal organizations in New Jersey. So, a bill that languished
in the state legislature for more than 10 years was signed into law.
Environmental lobbyists called the Sunday Hunting legislation “a dirty
bill.” What’s next? No more “dirty bills.”
First, we intend to preserve the threatened 450 foot bow safety zone.
S976/A595, which may be posted for a Senate floor vote at any time,
breaches the current 450 zone and reduces buffers to a mere 151 feet –
without the homeowner’s permission. Often deer take refuge close to
houses and in fact many people feed deer during hunting season
specifically to keep them safe. By allowing hunters to move in 299 feet
closer to homes, more deer will undoubtedly be killed. In fact, this is the
reason the hunters and Fish and Wildlife are giving legislators for passing
this bill. They’re repeating their widely believed fabrication that killing
more deer will reduce the population.
As our members and supporters know, we are persistent. We’ve launched
several proactive initiatives to continue in our fight to protect wildlife,
the public interest, and the integrity of our legislative process. To that
end, we’ve met with strategists, attorneys and legislators. Make no mistake:
this will be an uphill battle, but action is crucial and still needed – by each
and every one of you.
Campaign to Keep Safety Buffers
NJARA has created a high-profile billboard campaign and a website
(www.safebackyards.com) to bring S976/A595, into the open, before the
public. (See the billboard at www.safebackyards.com/Behind.htm.) You
can do your part by helping us promote www.safebackyards.com. Forward
the link to everyone you know. Discuss it with your neighbors. If you know
other organizations that would like to join the SafeBackYards coalition,
please have them write to: [email protected]….
Members in key districts will receive postcards in the mail with further
instructions. We have a comprehensive plan that involves a lot of work,
but we know we can count on our members to do what is needed. In the
meantime, please visit www.SafeBackYards.com/WhatCanIDo.htm to find
out more about what you can do right now. If you would like to help fund
more billboards, send a donation with SafeBackYards billboard in the memo.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who met with their local Senators, called
your legislators and wrote to Governor Corzine.
Finally, there are a lot of exciting things happening that will change the
course of animal protection in New Jersey. Please stay tuned.
NJ Animal Rights Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance: “We’ve got your back!”
NJOA – New Jersey Outdoor Alliance is the state’s first major political action committee devoted to the task of electing outdoor-minded candidates to public office.
NJOA has formed with the support of leaders of major pro-hunting, pro-angling, and pro-trapping organizations. We are not a hunting, fishing, or trapping “club” or “group,” and do not compete with the interests of such organizations. NJOA helps to ensure that strong wildlife and natural resource protection laws are produced by outdoor-minded elected officials. The best way to ensure a “conservation presence” in Trenton is to support the election campaigns of representatives who understand the relationship between a balanced ecology and hunting, fishing, and trapping.