PETA Animal Extremists to Protest NJ Deer Hunt

PETA Animal Extremists to Protest NJ Deer Hunt
They would rather deer starve to death than reduce the population size and they have the nerve to claim the love animals… AmmoLand.com

New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance

Woodland Park, NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- PETA is aggressively involved in attempting to stop the deer hunt in Passiac County.

They have requested that the county remove bow-hunting from its list of deer management methods and to instead commit to what they believe are “humane, long-term, effective deer-control methods.”

Below, is an alert from the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance (now APLNJ) in an attempt to gather support for a protest and intimidate those in local government that voted for good public policy – a deer hunt..

The following people understand the precepts of conservation and the need for a hunt. Please email them with a note of thanks, they support conservation and it is good policy for conservationist’s to support each other.

  1. Freeholder Terry Duffy – 973-881-4537 [email protected]
  2. Freeholder (and Mayor) Pat Lepore – 973-881-4536 [email protected]
  3. Freeholder Bruce James – 973-881-7896 [email protected]
  4. Freeholder Greyson Hannigan 973-225-5427 [email protected]
  5. Woodland Park Council Members: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr
Chair New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Conservation Foundation
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Environmental Projects

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Alert from animal extremists:

New Jersey. Woodland Park. Garrett Mountain (NJ) Deer Hunt Protest
.. alert from the Animal Protection League of New Jersey. Demonstrators needed on Saturday, January 9, 2009.

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Urgent

Please join us for the Garrett Mountain Deer Bowhunt Protest! We know this is last minute, but we just found out and are trying desperately to save these beautiful, gentle animals. These deer come right up to your car when you drive in the reserve! Will you help us?

Please re-arrange your Saturday accordingly – this is so important! If you live in NJ, please attend this protest. The NY people will speak out against fur with me at Saks, but I know that we have enough dedicated activists to be in both locations. Time is of the essence and we couldn’t wait another day to schedule it. The deer need a big turnout. – Julie, Caring Activists Against Fur PLEASE CROSS-POST

When: Saturday 1/9/10 GATHER 12:30 pm at parking location – 3 Garrett Mountain Plaza (directions below)
Protest: directly across from Mina’s on the Mountain Restaurant, 140 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ. 1pm – 2:30pm
Point Person/Contact for protest: Merrilee [email protected] / day of cell # is 917-817-0340

Parking is not near the protest site – we will shuttle people over, so PLEASE come on time so we can be effective! The protest site is located directly across from Mina’s on the Mountain Restaurant, 140 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park. If you use Google maps, you’ll see how close these locations are, but a little far to walk for some, especially in the cold.

Directions: The parking address is 3 Garrett Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park. Take Rte. 80 West to the Squirrelwood Road Exit 56B, Woodland Park (aka West Paterson). Bear left at the STOP sign and turn left. You will pass over Rte. 80, go straight through one traffic light (at Jackson), see Lukoil gas station on left. IMMEDIATELY after Lukoil station turn left into 3 Garret Mountain. The sign actually reads “3 Garret Mountain Plaza 5”. At the stop sign turn right, and drive to the end of the parking area near the black and white building, #3, and park in the last parking area on your right. We will be there beginning at around 12.30, and the cell phone to call should they not be able to find us, or to call for a pick-up from the parking area is 917-817-0340. Demonstrators may feel free to bring their own signs – we will have a dozen or so. As we always say, DRESS WARM – it’s going to be frigid out there. I’ll have hand warmers! More Location or Detail Questions? Point Person/Contact for protest: Merrilee [email protected] / day of cell # is 917-817-0340

Background: A bowhunt of the Garrett Mountain Reservation & Rifle Camp Park deer is planned in Passaic Co., NJ. Through connections, we believe that they will try to sneak the start of the hunt for this Friday! They plan to continue through February. This proposal must come from the surrounding towns (Woodland Park) and the Passaic Board of Chosen Freeholders on which the Woodland Park Mayor currently holds a position. According to the paper, it was also the Mayor who pushed this! We need your emails and calls as well as going to the protest. We might have time to stop this! There is a new approved deer contraceptive – GonaCon – and it should be used!

Wherever you live, ASAP, PLEASE contact the following 4 people who voted for the hunt and have the power to stop it:

1. Freeholder Terry Duffy – 973-881-4537 [email protected]
2. Freeholder (and Mayor) Pat Lepore – 973-881-4536 [email protected]
3. Freeholder Bruce James – 973-881-7896 [email protected]
4. Freeholder Greyson Hannigan 973-225-5427 [email protected]
5. Woodland Park Council Members: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Contact me for an example of a letter you can send. – Julie, [email protected]
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For those of us that SUPPORT the Deer Hunt we have include our own letter for use by our AmmoLand readers to use to show your support: – AmmoLand.com

RE: Stand Strong in Your Decision to Hold the Deer Hunt

Hello Representatives and Board Members;

You are doing the right thing by holding the deer hunt to reduce the uncontrolled deer populations. You have the support of the majority of the people. Your Actions Represent True Conservation and you are the key to solving this unnatural condition in nature.

Do not be intimidated by the extreme animals rights groups, they represent only a very small portion of our society and, sadly, base their opinions on feeling good rather than true science and logic as you have done.

We know you have considered all the possible options and that this is the most sound and effective decision you could make.

You make us proud and we wish that more of our representatives had the strength to do what is right rather than react to the vocal special interest groups.

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