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Broken Promise Allows NJ Bear Hunting

Wildlife Watch Inc.
Helping People, Environment, and Wildlife
NEW JERSEY FIELD OFFICE
PO BOX 334, ROCHELLE PARK, NJ 07662
Voice:(201) 368-8271
e-mail:
wildwatch@earthlink.net
Contact: Joe Miele, Vice President 201-368-8271

Governor James E. McGreevey
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

11/21/03

Dear Governor McGreevey:

Wildlife Watch, Inc. is an animal protection organization that educates the public about the mismanagement of wildlife by state and federal wildlife agencies, and the destruction of wildlife and ecosystems in the name of sport hunting and game management.

By now you have undoubtedly heard all the reasons why a bear hunt should not take place. Rather than explain to you yet another time why bear hunting in New Jersey is not a wise move, we wish to simply remind you that as Governor, your job is to act on behalf of the people of New Jersey.

The people of New Jersey do not want a bear hunt. In a survey conducted by the ICT Group, a market research company based in Newtown, Pennsylvania, 58% of registered voters in all parties across the state feel that the bear hunt should be stopped. In addition, 67% of registered voters in all parties across the state feel that non-lethal methods should be used instead of hunting to reduce incidents. Perhaps more important to your political future, 68% of registered voters felt that you should not have broken your campaign promise to support a 5-year ban on bear hunting and 61% of registered voters said would not vote for a public official who makes and then breaks a promise that is important to them.

Since you have the authority to stop this bloodbath before it begins, we feel confident in the fact that the majority of New Jersey residents wish for you to do so. Please listen to the will of the people and cancel this bear hunt right now.

Sincerely,

Joe Miele

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