LETTER: DEADLINE 6/11! Ask Passaic County Freeholders To Oppose Bear Hunt
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Passaic County Freeholders
The Board of Chosen Freeholders
County Of Passaic
401 Grand St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Ladies & Gentlemen:
Please accept this letter as a petition requesting that you pass a resolution AGAINST the bear hunt on June 11.
The bear population is too biologically fragile to support a recreational hunt. More importantly, a hunt based on population reduction will do nothing because it does not address the problem of human/bear conflicts.
Bear/human conflicts exist because urban development replaces bear habitat with human habitat and our behavior often invites bears into our communities. By leaving fragrant items outside, such as garbage, cat/dog food, and grills, we entice bears. Simple changes, like bear-proofing the garbage and storing things inside, discourages curious bears.
Additionally, aversive conditioning, teaching bears to associate humans with unpleasantness, is successful and should be continued in New Jersey as a tool in this comprehensive plan.
Again, please pass a resolution AGAINST the bear hunt. Thank you for your consideration.
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