New Jersey is once again continuing with its highly controversial bear hunt after a two-judge panel ruled against a bid by animal rights organizations to stop the hunt.
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The two State Appellate Division Judges, Lisa Rose and Carmen Messano, ruled that the animal rights organizations failed to demonstrate they are entitled to injunctive relief.
In an opinion report written by Rose, the judges said that there were “significant yet competing” public interests from both sides of the hunt. However, the judges ultimately decided to back the state officials who say that the hunt is needed to protect the public from the bear population.
Animal Protection League of New Jersey, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Friends of Animals were represented by attorney Dante DiPirro who was extremely disappointed in the outcome.
“This is bad policy for bears and it is bad policy in all substantive areas of law since there is now precedent that the state can manufacture a so-called ‘emergency’ and thus bypass rulemaking requirements and immediately implement new law,” he said. “True emergencies are things like earthquakes or nuclear plant meltdowns, not shooting bears as they go into hibernation.”
The Department of Environmental Protection immediately declared bear hunting season open and the massacre is set to run through this weekend, with a second period set for December 14-17 if hunters don’t kill 20 percent of the state’s tagged bears. New Jersey is one of two states that allow hunters to shoot and kill bear cubs.
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