NJ Residents Please Support the Bill to Protect Tigers
|Stop tigers being killed for their parts in NJ |
SENATE VOTES THURS 12/15 PLEASE EMAIL SUPPORT
Tigers are worth far more dead than alive because of demand in Asia and in some communities in the U.S. for tiger bone wine and alleged medicinal and aphrodisiacs made from their parts. The rapidly declining wild tiger population is now estimated to be only about 3000 tigers, with the greatest threat coming from poaching of tigers for their parts.
There are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than in the wild. Cubs are bred constantly to exploit by charging for petting and photo opportunities. But, there is no system in the U.S. to effectively track whether, once they are too big to use for petting and photos, they are being killed for their parts.
Senator Ray Lesniak, Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, has introduced a landmark bill to require registration and detailed tracking of all tigers in New Jersey to prevent them from being slaughtered for the trade in their parts. We hope this bill will become a model for other states and possibly a federal law.
The bill passed the Committee unanimously and now needs your voice to continue its momentum onto the full Senate floor for a vote. Animal exploiters are lobbying to gut this bill, so it is important that you speak up now for the tigers! Please scroll down to send an email to your Senator urging them to support this bill. If you take a minute to customize the suggested language in the form, your email will have more impact. Thanks for helping stop the slaughter of tigers for their parts!
NJ Residents Can Send an Email Here: http://www.capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=53907046&type=ST
Animal Exploiters are Lobbying to Gut This Bill
Please contact the Committee members below and let them know that you want the Senate to pass S. 3061 as it was submitted by Senator Lesniak, with no “grandfathering” clauses to diminish its effect.
Assembly Agriculture Committee Members:
Nelson T. Albano, Chair
21 North Main St.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-0700 – Phone
(609) 465-4578 – Fax
Celeste M. Riley, Vice-Chair
14 East Commerce St. 3rd Floor
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 455-1011 -Phone
John F. Amodeo
1801 Zion Rd. Suite 1
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 677-8266 – Phone
Ronald S. Dancer
2110 W. County Line Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 901-0702 – Phone
Gilbert L. Wilson
Audubon Commons Shopping Center
130 Blackhorse Pike 1st Floor, Suite D-3
Audubon, NJ 08106
(856) 547-4800- Phone
Tell Centerpointe Mall that You Won’t Shop Where Cubs are Exploited
3665 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Call (616) 949-2550
Contacting the anchor stores with your dismay is another way to convince the mall that they should not allow traveling acts that exploit wild animals.
If you live in Grand Rapids and want to join the protest that is being organized, or if you just want to show your support online visit