we've got signatures, help us get to 30,000 by November 2, 2014
Thanks to all and Care2 for supporting our petition, Stop the 2014 New Jersey Bear Hunt. We are close to 20K signatures and need to get well above that so we can send to Gov Christie. The hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. We need to be their voice!
Also, if you live in NJ, you can ask your town to support a Resolution for Bear Smart Legislation (Bear proof garbage cans). Even if you are not in bear country it is important for all NJ residents.
Mark & Kim
We reached 1,000 signatures today on our petition, Stop the 2014 NJ Bear Hunt.
Thank you all so much for your support. Please continue to discuss/email/text about animal abuse issues including the New Jersey Bear Hunt which is a cruel and inhumane trophy hunt for money. Animal abuse is a HUGE issue and needs to be covered & talked about much more.
For the animals!!!!
Mark & Kim
Thank you all for signing our petition to stop the 2014 New Jersey Bear Hunt. We have reached 500 signatures already, but have a long way to go. Please try to share with everyone and urge them to sign! Thanks again! Mark & Kim
Please help stop the 2014 NJ Bear Hunt.
Please sign this petition and also call Governor Christie's office at 609-292-6000 to express your outrage over the bear hunt. Ask him to STOP pandering to the violent minority calling for a bear hunt; they represent less than 0.07% of New Jersey’s population.
Senator Raymond Lesniak’s (D-20) BEAR SMART legislation (S687) corrects the state’s failure to organize, implement, and enforce non-lethal solutions preferred by 74% of New Jersey registered voters. Senator Lesniak’s legislation incorporates the best science as recommended by leading biologists.
Education reduces unwarranted fears and allows the public to enjoy these beautiful animals and their place in our state. Modifying your behavior will modify the bear’s behavior. When you know what to do, how to properly act and react, the bear will learn from you.
Case studies proved that when food was unavailable, bears were capable of living in close proximity to humans without conflict. (Wildlife Conservation Society, 2008) The vast majority of bear incidents in New Jersey involve unsecured trash bins and dumpsters as well as bird feeders. New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s enforcement of an existing, loophole-ridden state feeding ban is poor to non-existent. It’s time New Jersey passes, and enforces, a meaningful ban.
Hunting, killing and destroying our bears is not the answer, co-existing and learning about living together in peace is the answer.
Please visit www.savenjbears.com for more information.
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