The Legal Slaughter of Black Bears Must End!
New Jersey’s Wildlife Division approved an “emergency” black bear trophy hunt this month, claiming it will protect the general public. But violently murdering bears to curb population growth is outdated, and cruel, and ineffective according to extensive data. Still, ninety-three bears have already been slaughtered, and more are sure to follow.
Before allowing the slaughter of innocent wildlife, the state should exhaust non-lethal options. A comprehensive public education awareness campaign could eliminate most chances of bear encounters. Sign the petition to demand New Jersey ban bear hunting and implement a non-lethal approach to bear management!