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URGENT: New Jersey Bear Hunt, Calls needed to Governor Christie

December 8, 2010

From AR News Group|Elizabeth

  • Please call NJ Governor Christie:  609.292.6000
  • Ask for the bear hunt to stop

I just heard on the news that NJ Gov. Christie MAY CUT SHORT the bear hunt, taking the advice of wildlife specialists. YOUR CALLS ARE CRITICAL.

The activists who have been on the front lines in New Jersey have been holding the banner for the bears and deserve our utmost respect and appreciation. They have seen the dead bears – small and large – dragged out to be weighed and there was nothing they could do but bear witness to this slaughter.

Please stand up and be counted and make that short call: 609.292.6000

International calls are welcome also — don’t forget the correct codes.

Let them know that this is an atrocity that is being shown around the world. Just note the time difference. NJ is about 5-6 hours behind most of Europe depending on where you are — 3 hours ahead of the US west coast. New Jersey is on Eastern Standard time. The office is open from about 8am to 6PM taking calls.

Remind the woman who answers the phone that this makes NJ look evil and barbaric to the world.

Is this what he wants if he plans a run for president in 2012?

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RELATED | New Jersey Hunt Kills Record Amount of Bears

Speaking of bad news bear, New Jersey’s potentially annual bear hunt, which began on December 6th, has broken the record for bears killed in a single day. After the first day of the hunt, 264 bears had been killed and as of day 2, that number has climbed to 341 – already more than the total from the last hunt, which killed 297 bears over 6-days in 2005. To make matters worse, the need to cull the bear population is now in question.

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife estimated that the state bear population has risen to 3,400 bears, and that the only way to deal with the population and to protect the people was to open a hunt. Their goal was to cull the population by 300-400 bears, but after two days, it is now estimated that 700+ bears could be killed.

Somewhat troubling is that one of the first bears to be killed was shot just one hour after the hunt opened – by an 11-year old child.  The child killed a 3 ½ year old female bear, and, along with his dad and uncle, brought the 200 pound bear to a taxidermist to stuff. (yuk)

More troubling is that some hunters are keen to kill the bears because they are tired of seeing them in their yards. Hunter Daniel Smith said of his target, “I’m tired of seeing him on my front steps,” and nicknamed him “’Carpet,’ because I’m hoping that’s what he’s going to be.”

But the most troubling report comes from NBC New York. The former Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Mark Mauriello told NBC New York that he wasn’t sure if the science behind the decision to hold the hunt was accurate.

His reason: New Jersey didn’t so much count the population of bears to arrive at the conclusion that there was a population problem. Instead, they counted the number of unconfirmed bear sightings that the people of the garden state called in and reported.

“I’m not a hunter, I’m hunting neutral,” Muriello said on the second day of the hunt. While admitting that he did believe hunting could be a “reasonable tool,” he questions whether the hunt is based on facts or faulty reports of bear sighting.  Read the Rest …


7 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 8, 2010 10:49 am

    teaching a child that it is okay
    to kill
    sends up my back a terrible chill
    then giving a child a loaded gun
    and he kills a bear, thinking
    that it is fun
    governor christie
    if you want to lead
    show kindness and wisdom
    in act and deed
    hunting is savagery
    and does not apply
    to the 21st century
    it is the “sport” of
    hunting that
    should die


  2. Johnnie white permalink
    December 8, 2010 12:23 pm

    Who turned the village idiot lose on the bears….I am suprised that they don’t have a reality show, KILLING THE BEARS OF NEW JERSEY BY THE NEW JERSEY HOUSEWIFES. YUk, If this man the governor of NJ intends to run for president , then he needs to stop now. YOU can not solved every problem with a gun, ( I understand this is what usually happens there) but the eyes of the world are on you right now and you had better stop what they are doing it makes you look bad… Really11 years old must have been a tame bear, shows real good parenting skills, I guess it is why kids grow up thinking a gun is the answer to everything…….


  3. Dominique permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:35 pm

    What a sight that must have been, ugggg, the horror..AND THE ACTIVISTS ARE THE EXTREMIST ZEALOTS…it is so hard to wrap your mind around how their mental processes are that validate theses insane, monstrous acts of violence. We cannot continue to let these inbred freaks to control and murder our wildlife..the public has been asleep at the wheel too long..I have said this since I was sixteen, this is a Holocaust for the animals


  4. Lilibeth permalink
    December 8, 2010 4:28 pm

    I wonder what the parents would feel like if someday if tables are turned and they see their child hanging on the wall stuffed!!!!! This is such a disgrace…


  5. cathala Corine permalink
    December 8, 2010 10:37 pm

    Please stop to kill bears


  6. Lyn Faull permalink
    December 9, 2010 12:20 am

    What is it about Americans, who have everything already, that they love killing their wildlife? It obviously isn’t because they are starving or threatened – they kill just for the fun of it.
    Killing especially to give the killer some sort of thrill has NO PLACE in any civilized society.


  7. Linda Maria Salerno permalink
    December 19, 2010 11:55 am

    I am ashamed to be a human. God come quickly. Please.


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