Stop the Expansion of Deer Hunting in Franklin Township New Jersey

Stop the Expansion of Deer Hunting in Franklin Township New Jersey

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Donna F started this petition to Franklin Township Somerset NJ Township Council

Franklin Township Somerset NJ (08873) already allows bow-hunting of deer. Bowhunting is downright cruel—animals impaled with arrows often aren’t killed outright, instead wandering off to suffer for hours and even days, only to succumb unseen to a slow and agonizing death. 

According to PETA: A study of 80 radio-collared white-tailed deer found that of the 22 deer who had been shot with “traditional archery equipment,” 11 were wounded but not recovered by hunters A British study of deer hunting found that 11 percent of deer who’d been killed by hunters died only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffered for more than 15 minutes before dying.

On Tuesday, July 13th, Franklin Township Council is voting to yet again expand bowhunting of deer. They are including more territories in and around local residential neighborhoods. This would mean more pain and suffering to innocent animals and risk to the public. 

Please urge Franklin Township to cull the idea of this hunting expansion instead. 

Here is the link to the resolution calling for the expansion of hunting territory and approving the hunting season:

http://franklintownnj.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=30&ID=44980&MeetingID=1717

It urgent to contact the Council as this will be going for a vote via a virtual meeting on Tuesday, July 13th- https://www.franklintwpnj.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/18393/1182

Please call the Township Clerk’s Office at 732-873-2500 ext. 6208 or email the Township Clerk at annmarie.mccarthy@franklinnj.gov to express opposition to this hunt. 

Thank you for support!

References: Stephen S. Ditchkoff et al., “Wounding Rates of White-Tailed Deer With Traditional Archery Equipment,” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (1998)

E.L. Bradshaw and P. Bateson, “Welfare Implications of Culling Red Deer (Cervus Elaphus),” Animal Welfare 9 (2000): 3–24

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