LET'S END THE BEAR HUNT

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Take Action to End the Bear Hunt in NJ Permanently

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Background

 

Petitioners are calling on the state Department of Environmental Protection to repeal of rules permitting black bear hunting along with the corresponding Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy. NJ’s supervision of the bear hunt has undermined a supreme court ruling allowing for deadly disease to spread between animals and humans, created an increase of bears appearing in residential neighborhoods, and conflicts with the public’s large opposition of recreational trophy hunting. Due to poor comprehensive bear hunt management NJ tax payers have suffered.

 

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Why Advocate

Bear hunts do not reduce human-bear conflict, and are no more than trophy hunts, spilling blood of innocent creatures for pleasure. As it stands, the current status of the bear hunt also fails to meet the requirements set by the New Jersey Supreme Court to keep NJ’s neighborhoods safe from disease. Hunting creates an increase in opportunity for  animal–human interactions and can even be attributed to facilitating zoonotic disease transmission. The widely used practice of bating promotes bears to congregate at designated locations, raising the risk of disease introduction, and spillover into other wildlife species, domestic livestock, and humans. Baiting related diseases like Bovine Tuberculosis and Chronic Wasting Disease, have cost affected states hundreds of millions of dollars in direct costs over the past decade. It is possible to live in harmony and co-exist peacefully with bears, and that calls for more effective trash management, and bear-smart policies, not more killing.

Sign The Petition

I hereby support the Coalition To Protect New Jersey Black Bears From Cruel, Unnecessary, and Ecologically Damaging Trophy Hunts and its Petition to NJ Department of Environmental Protection to repeal rules permitting black bear hunting.

Ban Bear Hunt

Dear Governor Murphy,

I am writing to you in support of the Coalition To Protect New Jersey Black Bears From Cruel, Unnecessary, and Ecologically Damaging Trophy Hunts and its Petition to NJ Department of Environmental Protection to repeal rules permitting black bear hunting.

I am asking that you make it a priority to end bear hunting for the sake of preserving our ecosystems and public health.

Thank you,
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