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Bear hunting is nothing but the 'sport' of cowards

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/bear-hunting-nothing-sport-cowards/14039311/

August 13, 2014

Those who respect wildlife get tired of seeing smiling "hunters" posing with a weapon in one hand and holding up the head of a majestic bear with the other. In death, the bear shows more dignity than its cowardly killer.

Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., the leading black bear biologist in North America, concluded that black bears are extremely timid and pose little risk to anyone. Attacks by a black bear are so rare as to be almost nonexistent. By comparison, a person is about 180 times more likely to be killed by a bee than a black bear and 160,000 times more likely to die in a traffic accident.

The New Jersey Fish & Wildlife agency propagates game species for their hunter constituents. They run a blood "sport" killing business under the fraudulent cover of "conservation."

Killing a black bear is a cowardly act. It's killing for nothing more than sick kicks and trophy bragging rights. Most bears are already starting hibernation (torpor, and are defenseless sitting ducks. Hunters are even allowed to use bait. Killing a black bear mom leaves her cubs to die of starvation. Don't worry, Fish and Wildlife also encourages hunters to shoot cubs. It's an obscene and senseless act, and a reflection of the worst of human nature. If bears could shoot back, there wouldn't be a hunter in the woods.

Please politely ask Gov. Chris Christie to cancel the bear hunt that begins on Dec. 8. Here are the addresses: Email constituent.relations@gov.state.nj.us; write Office of the Governor, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625; Call (609) 292-6000; or fax (609) 292-5212.

Silvie Pomicter
Voice Of The Animals


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