Stu Chaifetz posted the following:
From the Star-Ledger, December 10, 2003
"And in a sad footnote, morning rush-hour commuters
on Route 23 in West Milford got a front-row view of the hunt, when
a mortally wounded cub staggered out of the woods, lay down with
his head resting on the road, and died.
"It just broke my heart, sitting there in traffic
watching him die," said Kari Casper, a fourth-grade teacher
from Vernon who was on her way to work in Lincoln Park.
"He was just a little guy and looked so lonely,
lying there with snow on his paws," said Casper, who said she
cried as she watched the bear for about 20 minutes as she sat in
West Milford police said they received at least 25
calls around 7:30 a.m. about the injured cub.
"When we got there, he was dead and there were
all these cars pulled on the side of the road and people crying," police
dispatcher Lorraine Steins said. "I feel like we should apologize
to the bears."
You can contact the NJ Governor for allowing the first
bear hunt in 30 years in NJ to take place.
(609) 777- 4082
The New Jersey Bear groups are:
The Bear Education and Resource Group, Lynda Smith,
Director, PO Box 918, Hewitt, NJ 07421. Phone: (973) 853-BEAR, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and
NJARA, New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance Angie Metler, President, email@example.com
Honor and Nonviolence, Stu Chaifetz, President: www.hnva.net/bears.html
C.A.S.H. attended the Bear Slaughter Protest arranged
by the above organizations in Waywayanda State Park on December
13th, 2003. It was highly emotionally charged. There was a huge
turnout for the bears on a freezing day and there were activists
who stood guard at known dens for days and nights.