Stop Plan for Domestic Cat Hunting in NJ
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New Jersey State Senate
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Stop Plan for Domestic Cat Hunting in NJ

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Right now in New Jersey, there is a debate underway about what to do with the feral cats there. Although there is already a successful trap-neuter-return poilcy in place, a certain few want to change the status of any outdoor cat- whether domestic or feral- into an 'exotic animal', and ban TNR.  This will very likely pave the way for hunting of loose cats as wild pests, aka varmints.

The main person who has been pushing this is New Jersey Fish and Game Council Member Leonard Wolgast, whose wife's family owns the Blumig Kennel. This kennel provides various shelter services, including euthanisations for area communities. The East Brunswick animal control officer has also been a vocal advocate of this plan. His name is David Blumig. See this page for his email address and other information. Also interesting is his string of cat-hating comments on this page.

See this article for more details. Also, you may want to leave a comment on this page.

Contact the state agency advocating this HERE. The state agency in charge of authorizing such a status change for an animal is the Dept. of Health and Senior Services. Please contact them HERE.

 

As one signer of this petition so aptly put it:

 "If you all legalize shooting cats including bow hunting, you are going to allow people to kill other people's pets who accidentally wander out. If anybody shoots my cat there will be law suits everywhere including against the STATE who allowed this animal cruelty. FURTHER if you all call feral cats "wildlife" you ALSO LEGALIZED CAT MEAT. Wildlife is eaten. CAT MEAT will be served as "chicken" dishes like they do all over China and in Chinese restaurants. " ( L.Swa_)

Also, see another change.org member's new Facebook group about this here.

 

Please sign petition below to inform the New Jersey State Govt. that they need to step in and stop this. And don't forget to make it more effective by using a New Jersey zipcode; this is useful but optional of course. use 08816 or select one from list linked to at right >  NEW JERSEY ZIPCODES

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 NOTE: as nothing has been heard about this, one has to assume it was ignored and the law passed. For this reason, the petition is now reopened until evidence is seen that the law was defeated.

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    • Bonny Stroebel PRETORIA, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Mother Earth nurtures us, she feeds us, and she teaches us. The beauty of all living things resides with her and it is our duty to protect and look after what we have. No more cruelty, no more torcher, no more killing for greed, No More! We need to step up as human beings and protect the earth and all living things equally!

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    • P Curry MULBERRY, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Aussie's are wankers, we are Americans think with your brain

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    • Molly N. SCHENECTADY, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is disgusting. I live in America not some third world where cats aren't even seen as domesticated companion animals.

      Leonard Wolgast sounds like a deranged nut in a position of power. Until the people who gave him his job wake up to this reality, he must be stopped from pushing this lunacy any further.

      If you declare 'open season' on killing peoples pets, there will be a lot more incidences of violence among people. People will shoot peoples pets as a means of revenge.

      You can't have vigilante 'culling' of a domesticated animal. It is just plain wrong.

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    • Mícheál Caomhánach LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is so barbaric and horrific sadistic treatment of an Animal. JC these scum bags have no place or role in the civilised society. The person who did this is the lowest of the low, god if there is one please let these b*******s get their just rewards. If i could just spend 10 min with the person who did this to this poor cat, let's say he'd never forget me, Mike

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because cruelty of any kind is unacceptable. Please also take a look at the petition I've created regarding human trafficking, and also sign it if it speaks to you ! :) http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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