Stop the Bear Hunt Petition

Stop the Bear Hunt

Since 2003, annual massacres of the bear population has taken place drawing hunters from all across the country for a season of murdering for sport and fun. Hundreds of bears are killed every year during this government sanctioned killing and this year they've given an extension to this hunt.

On August 11, 2015, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council (FGC) voted to adopt the highly controversial 2015 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Plan (CBBMP). At the same meeting, FGC released the tally of the 60-day comment period, which doesn't add up. There is a thirty-one percent gap between the four percent who support the entire policy and sixty-five percent who oppose the entire policy.

Bear Education And Resource Program filed an Open Public Records Act request (#177273) to review the entire record. On November 25, ten volunteers counted the cards and letters received. Over the next several days, the electronic online record was tabulated. 

A total of 10,093 records were counted. A whopping 9,327 comments opposed the bear hunt, compared to 766 comments in favor of the hunt. This works out to 92.4% opposed and 7.6% in favor. 

We know that petitions work because Florida banned their bear hunts when the world gave them pressure with the protests and petitions, let us do the same and ensure the bears of New Jersey have a safe future! The list of names will be sent to governor Chris Christie. 

1- Sign this petition
2- Share this with everyone you know on social media
3- Commit to being a bear advocate this month

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