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New Jersey Friends, Your Voice Is Needed

May 9, 2013
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The League of Humane Voters

The League of Humane Voters

BACKGROUND | LEAGUE OF HUMANE VOTERS NJ

S2369, sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak, (D-20), is especially important legislation. Bear Smart legislation corrects the state’s signal failure to organize, implement, and enforce non-lethal solutions preferred by 74% of New Jersey voters.

We all know the terrible cruelty, and sadness, of New Jersey’s now annual bear hunt, or bait and shoot. Hunters bait mothers and cubs with pastries and other foods, using trail cameras to monitor the bears’ every movement. The bloodied bodies of cubs, mere babies, and their mothers hauled in to the weigh stations have become a news staple during the week-long December kills. The tragedy is that the killing is utterly unnecessary.

Human-derived foods, be they unsecured trash or bait for bear and deer, condition bears to associate food with humans and lead to the very conflicts the state hunting agency claims baiting and hunting alleviate.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please contact your legislator today. Find your legislator HERE.


SAMPLE COMMENT

Dear Senator,

Please co-sponsor Senator Raymond Lesniak’s Bear Smart legislation (S2369) to require bear-resistant trash containers and disallow baiting in bear habitat. Please remember that 74% of New Jersey voters, in all geographic regions, prefer non-lethal solutions.

S2369 is especially important legislation. Bear Smart legislation corrects the state’s signal failure to organize, implement, and enforce non-lethal solutions preferred by 74% of New Jersey voters.

We all know the terrible cruelty, and sadness, of New Jersey’s now annual bear hunt, or bait and shoot. Hunters bait mothers and cubs with pastries and other foods, using trail cameras to monitor the bears’ every movement. The bloodied bodies of cubs, mere babies, and their mothers hauled in to the weigh stations have become a news staple during the week-long December kills. The tragedy is that the killing is utterly unnecessary.

Human-derived foods, be they unsecured trash or bait for bear and deer, condition bears to associate food with humans and lead to the very conflicts the state hunting agency claims baiting and hunting alleviate.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

NAME


dear humans,
some information we
have to share,
humans, you came to
live here,
after we bear.
so please stop
killing us, the
rivers run red.
just like you humans,
we bears do not
want to be dead!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


8 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    May 9, 2013 12:52 pm

    dear humans,
    some information we
    have to share,
    humans, you came to
    live here,
    after we bear.
    so please stop
    killing us, the
    rivers run red.
    just like you humans,
    we bears do not
    want to be dead!

    Like

  2. May 9, 2013 2:14 pm

    Great poem Karen as usual lol youre the best! I sent emails and shared in several places thanks Stacey

    Like

  3. Lorena cox permalink
    May 10, 2013 3:25 pm

    Lease stop killing babies and mama bears.
    dear humans,
    some information we
    have to share,
    humans, you came to
    live here,
    after we bear.
    so please stop
    killing us, the
    rivers run red.
    just like you humans,
    we bears do not
    want to be dead

    Like

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