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Multiple Actions Needed to Save NJ Bears

October 24, 2010

There are Only 43 Days Left to Save Our Bears. Please join the campaign, get active and let everyone you know what’s going on!  Here are THREE actions you can take now, please CALL, SEND, & SIGN.


New Jersey’s first bear hunt in five years will be taking place December 6-11, and the sale of up to 10,000 hunting permits despite the fact that there has never been a single confirmed death or case of serious injury caused by black bears in New Jersey.

The truth has been exposed; the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife fabricated the number of complaints against NJ’s bears in order to provide a reason for the forthcoming bear hunt!

Thanks to the investigative work by Rutgers University Professor Dr. Edward Tavss (study on pdf below),  who spent countless hours pouring over state records, it is now fact that bear complaints have declined, not risen.

1. CALL! We need your help with getting APLNJ and the BEAR Group a meeting with Governor Christie.

  • Ask the governor to meet with hunt opponents NOW!
  • Ask him to stop this corrupt bear hunt NOW!

Governor Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
Fax# 609 292 3454
Phone# 609-292-6000

E-Mail (webform) (pick Environment, then Fish and Wildlife)

2. SEND!  Please continue to send us your name and contact information for our Christie’s Corruption Fax Blitz.

We have to hit Governor Christie hard with this and demand that he stop the hunt! Therefore, the first action campaign of the new Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ) / SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) Alliance is a mass fax blitz to the Governor’s office.  If you can send your own fax, here is the fax number: 609 292 3454

If you do not have access to a fax machine, we will send it on your behalf. All you have to do is send us your full name and address, and we’ll put it on the following prewritten faxes (see below). We have two different faxes set up: one for NJ residents and one for those who live out of state. Christie has been traveling around the country promoting himself for a future run for higher office, so everyone has a role to play in fighting this hunt!

Send your name and address to:

3. SIGN! Please sign: Tell New Jersey to Stop CORRUPT Bear Hunt


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Ed Tavss 2010 Bear Study

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Christie Fax for NJ Resident

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Christie Fax Out-of-State Residents

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Talking Points from  APLNJ

  • in the history of our state no black bear has ever killed or seriously harmed any person
  • if there is a perceived threat to public safety due to human/bear interactions, then garbage control is the single most important and effective tool to reduce such interactions
  • states with black bear hunting have no reduced incidence of human/bear interactions, in fact, in those hunted areas where there has been no garbage control, nuisance complaints have gone up
  • 70% of NJ resident’s who submitted comments to the state regarding bear management were opposed to bear hunting
  • the Division claims that nuisance complaints have risen, when in fact they have significantly declined—as proven in a report by a Rutgers University professor. The reported surge in bear complaints resulted from an invalid interpretations of data, duplicate complaints and other erroneous data, not from any actual increase in complaints or an increase in the bear population. In actuality, bear complaints decreased between 2007 and 2009.
  • in April 2010, a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research found that a majority of NJ voters oppose opening a bear hunt, and oppose practices that were permitted in the state’s previous two hunts, including shooting 10-month-old cubs, shooting mothers with cubs and baiting bears with food. Voters also overwhelmingly support non-lethal management.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2010 11:44 am

    So glad to see this NJ bear hunt issue being widely exposed! I also published in my column last night (below) with contact info for the Michigan mother bear & 3 cubs to be killed. Looks like Florida is going to be next – save, save the endangered bears. Oh now we have enough, we can go killing them again. Sick of it!! Wildlife management is CORRUPT and the industry needs to hear from all of us that we are fed up with their games, manipulation of game animal populations, and cruel blood “sports”.


  2. alessandra sessp permalink
    October 25, 2010 2:19 am

    basta con questa vergogna umana!


  3. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 25, 2010 6:05 am

    you are trying too hard to justify
    blood shed and killing, watching
    animals die
    but to utilize deception
    for this evil goal
    inside what was once your hearts
    now a gaping hole
    bear being bear
    they do what
    they do
    human being human
    you can do
    better, too
    learn to live with
    other creatures
    as neighbors
    this is our creators path
    do not look at bears
    or any animals,
    through eyes of wrath!!!!


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