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It is with deep sorrow that I am posting this today.
There are many hunters who feel Pedals the famous walking bear should have been taken to sanctuary, many who felt he should have amnesty from the hunt, many who would never think to kill him and many who saw first hand when he was brought in to Greenpond station on Monday. These people were kind enough to share details with us.
PEDALS THE FAMOUS WALKING BEAR IS DEAD. The hunter who has wanted him dead for nearly 3 years had the satisfaction of putting an arrow through him, bragging at the station. The very place where they weighed him, examined his legs, confirmed it was “the bi-pedal”. Where there were two biologists on hand taking many many pictures. PEDALS IS DEAD.
For the hundreds and thousands of animals lovers who were following his story, I am sorry that we have this sad news to bring to you. PEDALS THE FAMOUS WALKING BEAR is at peace now because his beautiful soul left his body when he was killed. The NJDEP and F&W really don’t have a heart. They let this happen. They could have been the good guys by helping him to get to sanctuary. Instead they did nothing. They ignored the calls when there were real time sightings, only to call back days later to ask where he was. They have tip toed around this whole thing with lame statements that were very open ended, they have lied. Most recently they said they would not be able to tell if it was him on their “public statement” and it took them two days to come up with this statement. This can not be fixed but perhaps we can make a change to how wildlife is treated in this state. You can voice your opinions by emailing and cc’g each one of these people:
DEP Commissioner, Bob Martin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Commissioner David Glass – email@example.com
Press Officer Larry Hajna – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of F&W Dave Chanda – email@example.com
general email address firstname.lastname@example.org
and lastly, place a call to Governor Christie’s office 609-292-6000 and ask to speak to an aide. Tell them politely what has happened and what they should have done and what they could possibly do in your opinion.
RIP Pedals the famous walking bear, you will forever be missed.