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apmaurosr

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Chaifetz & Karcher
« on: October 17, 2007, 06:27:17 AM »
Find below another mischaracterization of the mission of Fish & Game Council by Animal Protection PACs Stuart Chaifetz. TORTURE, SCANDALOUS, CRUEL, VICIOUS is how he refers to the council and hunters. This info is being published in newspapers throughout the state.

I know that we continually speak about Michael Panter and his relationship with Chaifetz - let us not forget that Senator Ellen Karcher wrote the companion bill S2041 and also is a friend of Chaifetz. Senator Karcher is as guility as Panter in condoning the actions of Chaifetz - and is just as committed to ending fishing, hunting and trapping in NJ. Karcher also takes money from the anits Animal Protection PAC.

See you at the Battle of Monmouth.
Ant

Daily Record Op-Ed: Fish and Game just panders to hunters
Category: News and Politics


BY STUART CHAIFETZ
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

--> -->All of the wild animals in New Jersey fall under the dominion of two state bodies: the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and the state Fish and Game Council. The council is a state body that is controlled directly by the New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen, a hunting organization.

This conflict of interest is as overwhelming as it is scandalous; those who should be managing wildlife for the betterment of all instead use their power to satisfy the recreational hunting desires of the few.

In their yearning to increase hunting opportunities, the council has done everything from clear-cutting thousands of acres of our precious wooded lands, in order to grow food to increase deer populations (including more than 60 acres in Morris County), to operating a breeding farm for pheasants. Every year 80,000 tame birds are raised in a state-owned farm in Warren County. More than 25,000 will die excruciating deaths from disease and suffocation. Those that survive this torturous experience will be taken from their filthy cages then dumped, in darkness and confusion, onto public lands where they will be killed the next day by hunters seeking "sport." What makes this worse is that we are paying for this state-run cruelty with our own tax dollars.

Because the number of hunters has dwindled to less than 1 percent of our population, the Division of Fish and Wildlife no longer can sustain itself on hunting license fees. In fact, over the past two years, more than $6 million of our precious tax dollars have been poured into the division's coffers just to keep this private hunt club afloat. This is hunter welfare, and with absolutely no representation on the council for the general public, it is a double slap in the face and insult to the overwhelming majority of state residents who do not hunt.

Thankfully, ethics reform legislation, A3275 and S2041, have been introduced to democratize, modernize and remove the corrupting influence of profit from the hunter-dominated Fish and Game Council.

This critical legislation expands the duties of the council to include "investigating the use of nonlethal alternatives for dealing with wildlife conflicts, exploring eco-tourism opportunities to promote the state's diverse wildlife and pursuing opportunities to preserve land for wildlife habitat." The bill also would require that no member of the council have a direct personal financial interest in the wildlife they manage. All of these are objectives are worthy, honorable and desperately needed if we are to reform the corrupt aspects of wildlife management in our state. The only people who oppose this critical legislation are hunters. Their motives are derived solely from their passion for recreational killing and avarice of power. They will fight savagely against any reform movement.

Lost in this debate is what happens to wild animals who fall victim to hunters' arrows and bullets. The best way to expose this cruelty is to offer you stories written by hunters themselves, and posted on a prominent New Jersey hunting Web site.

One bow hunter wrote how he shot his arrow into a deer's chest. Bow hunting is vicious and inaccurate, as he proved; the deer, shot at a mere 30-foot distance, ran for his life with a gaping, bleeding wound: "He is still on the trail with lots of blood," "Lost blood when it crossed another street," "He (my son) is standing in a puddle about 2-foot square." Fueled by excruciating pain and the desire to survive, the deer escaped. The hunter, unable to find him, went home.

Whether you are an environmentalist, someone appalled by animal cruelty, or if you believe in good government and that one special interest should not hold tyranny over all, then we have a common goal: Hunters must not retain sole power over all wildlife, and the New Jersey Fish and Game Council must be dramatically changed.


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fishex99

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Re: Chaifetz & Karcher
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 12:34:10 AM »
Thanks for the info. :o