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Saturday, December 13th is the final day of the barbaric and inhumane New Jersey Bear Hunt. Please join with us from 10am - 2pm at Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, 150 Fredon Springdale Road, Fredon, NJ 07860 for a vigil and protest in honor of the innocent bears that were killed.
Thank you for your support.
Please Act Now!
100 Black Bears were killed in NJ on the first day of the hunt.
We are asking that everyone that signed this please send a letter for our bears to the following
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bergen Record)
email@example.com (Daily Record)
firstname.lastname@example.org (NJ Herald)
email@example.com (Star Ledger)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Times of Trenton)
It doesn't matter where you live. Every voice counts. Don’t let these bears die voiceless.
There's one more thing you can do to stand up for NJ bears! Join the protest against the New Jersey Bear Hunt and for Bear Smart Legislation in Trenton.
WHEN: December 4, 2014
TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
WHERE: State House, 125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
Please arrive as close to 10 A.M. as possible. Light refreshments will be served courtesy Friends of Animals. Anyone coming from the Bound Brook area, please contact email@example.com to carpool.
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
Please help stop the 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.