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Clifton, New Jersey. Protest. Harmless Bear Shot to Death by Police. APLNJ.

The Animal Protection League of New Jersey is joining the Bear Group's protest. See details below. We hope to see you on Sunday.

The BEAR Group will hold a protest THIS Sunday, July 24 (10am - 12 noon) to condemn the senseless killing of an orphan bear cub by the Clifton Police Department...
and we need your support.

Police claim the cub was creating a hazardous situation because it had crossed back and forth Rt 46. But the media has reported that the cub was shot in a wooded area OFF of the highway. Another source tells us that this cub was shot WHILE the police were waiting for the Division of Fish & Wildlife to arrive.

Please join us...show them that such extreme acts of cruelty will NOT be tolerated.

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Place: Van Houten Ave & Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013

http://tinyurl.com/3f72k9y

PARKING
: Please park in the public municipal lot behind the municpal building.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Please if you can, bring a sign...as well as umbrellas, water, and sunscreen.

Thank you. We realize this is short notice, but this cub's death cannot be ignored.

Eleanor Hoffman and Cathy McCartney
BEAR Group Chair and Co-Chair

http://www.northjersey.com/news/072011_Bear_spotted_Valley_Road_in_Clifton.html

Comments

Anonymous said…
I am as outraged as you all by this occurrence but you should know that Fish and Wildlife WAS called and would not come out unless the bear was treed or injured. THAT is a disgrace. The police should not be held solely responsible for this. It was an unnecessary tragedy and some of the the police worked very hard to have this come to a happy conclusion. I intend to protest Fish and Wildlife as I suggest you do. This should never happen again.
Margee F. said…
this is really awful..
Jake Valese said…
Maybe you people should go protest the companies and people that are building on the land that all these animals live in. When you take the habitat away and the population gets too large for that habitat to contain then it pushes them out to where they have no chance of survival. I would also love to go to your homes and see how many things you have in them that were slaughtered or even killed from things in there. Thank god NJ is having another Bear Hunt this winter to control the population.
Chessbuff said…
Jake,

Thanks for commenting. I agree with you about suburban sprawl. Developments, usually housing, take an increasing amount of land that used to be wilderness, depriving the wild animals the land that is essential to their existence. There are factions of the animal rights movement that target this particular problem. Some go beyond mere demonstrations and political appeal.

It is not a good idea to play gotcha with animal rights people. You might be disappointed to see that our homes do not have animal products in them, and that we do not eat or wear animals. This is the case in my life and most of the people I know. There are some animal rights activists who haven't take the full measure of devotion (Veganism)but they will sort out their respective moral contradictions in their own time. I don't live in a perfect world, and so for me I understand and accept conditions that are not ideal.

Jake, bear hunts are cruel and do not address the real problem which is improper garbage disposal by humans. Don't be pulled in by the demonizing of the black bears. They are not hostile and more scared of us than we are of them. It is incumbent upon us to rationalize matters and not allow propaganda to short circuit our reasoning.

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