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|Originally Posted: 17 Oct 2010|
Tell Governor Christie to Stop the New Jersey Bear Hunt
Office of the Governor
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The impending New Jersey bear hunt is a nightmare that we have witnessed before, for we have seen the bloodied bodies of our bears and the smiles on the faces of those who butchered them.
We grieved but did not despair. Our hearts were broken, but our spirits were not. We did not allow ourselves to slip into the common thought that once a bear hunt was initiated it would be unstoppable and forever happen. What we did was fight and fight hard. That is why we have had four good years without a bear hunt. Working together, fighting as one, we stopped the unstoppable.
Our current Governor, Chris Christie, is having a bear hunt for one reason; he sold our bears to hunters in exchange for their electoral support. This will be exposed and this hunt branded "Christie's Corruption," for when a politician trades lives for personal gain, that is the essence of corruption.
We will need all our strength and resolve to hold Christie accountable for this travesty and that is why we are announcing an alliance between the Animal Protection League of NJ (APLNJ) and SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) to fight this bear hunt. By uniting these two organizations for this cause, we are declaring that the battle is now joined. Our steeled will against their weak and selfish hearts. Our compassion over their lust for slaughter. Our honor crushing their corruption.
Though the struggle begins now it will not end this December. Whether the bear hunt can be stopped or not this year, we are engaged in a long term campaign to rectify our government from the greedy politicians who treat animal cruelty as a form of currency and the hunters who lick their boots in return for a chance to kill the largest "trophy" animal in our state.
If you've fought with us before, or are new to this, then the call is given; we need you and your strength to stand for New Jersey's bears. We are resolved: No longer shall the forces of corruption and cruelty reign freely in our state. It's time to fight.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!