End Deadly Bow-and-Arrow Bear Hunting

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Target: Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, President of New Jersey Senate

Goal: Bring an end to bow-and-arrow hunting of wild bears after more than 487 were killed in less than one week.

About 487 wild bears were killed in New Jersey after five days of bow-and-arrow hunting. This was the first time bow-and-arrow hunting was allowed in the state in over forty years, and another firearms hunt is planned for December.

Such a hunt is not only deadly, but also horrifically inhumane. While the bear population has expanded significantly and it is understandable that citizens fear for their safety in the presence of wild bears, there are ways in which bears and humans can safely coexist. More education is needed, not more death.

The slaughter of the animals in one week was so excessive that, if this hunt continues at the rate it is going, there may be no wild bears left in the state. With an estimated 3,000 bears in New Jersey, the population of wild bears may deplete rapidly should 500 bears be killed every few months. Sign the petition to demand that the bear hunt, especially the bow-and-arrow hunt, be brought to an end.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Sweeney,

Nearly 500 bears were killed in less than a week during New Jersey’s bow-and-arrow hunt. This excessive slaughter seems unreasonable, especially considering another hunt is only weeks away. While it is understandable that the citizens of your state fear for their safety due to the number of bears in the state’s forests, if the bears continue to be killed at this rate, there may not be any more bears in the state left.

A balance must be found between controlling a population and depleting it. I ask that you take action to pass recent legislation posed by several of your fellow senators that would bring an end to the cruel bow-and-arrow bear hunt.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Steve Hillebrand

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9 Comments

  1. Mike Scargill says:

    Who on earth can possibly get pleasure from this type of depraved activity?

    • CYNTHIA HOWELL says:

      MIKE, I THINK IF GOOD LOVING MEN SUCH AS FOR YOUR SELF TALKED DIRECTLY PUBLICLY, TO THESE MALES & THEIR ABUSE I KNOW THEY WOULD GET THE MESSAGE THAT ILL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS ISNT WHATS HAPPENING

  2. Neville Bruce says:

    Stop ALL sport and trophy hunting, regardless of what is used.

  3. You people are fucking nuts an over population of any animal do to humans need to handled the department of fish and game will not allow an big bame animal be completely wiped out get some education people

  4. Roger Richards Jr says:

    Are you f*****g kidding me. You people need to get a life.

  5. Roger Richards Jr says:

    The bears will not be “wiped out”. They only want to take a percentage of the bear population each year to keep it under control. Besides, bears taste great!

  6. simon hooper says:

    It would be so good if these cruel mental scum got killed by a bear.

  7. WHY has the hunting of black bears with arrows been SUDDENLY resurrected after more than a decade, about 40 – 50 years… WHOSE idea was that… Well we all know. I hear that the well known handicapped bear, “Pedals”, much loved and a youtube star, has been killed by someone going crazy with the bow and arrow, in the midst of “killing fever”. Now we have handicapped bears being killed.
    MOREOVER, “while some believe hunting is necessary to reduce the bear population and thus avoid conflicts, however hunters, trappers and wildlife control agents often remove the wrong bears—they kill the individuals not involved in nuisance behaviors. Bear-resistant trash cans, Bear-Wise programs, aversion programs, other humane methods, education (and good old-fashioned human effort) work better to solve problems.” (HSI)

  8. WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THE HUMAN RACE, SO BLOODY EVIL AND SICKENING.

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