If you'd like to be part of the effort to permanently protect New Jersey's black bears from the cruelty of trophy hunting, please do the following:

1. Support the Bear Education And Resource Group (BEAR)

The BEAR Group is the only organization in the state dedicated solely to protecting our bears. Please join them at: www.SaveNJBears.com and follow them on Facebook by clicking here. Donations are tax-deductible and volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated.

2. Support the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey

LOHV-NJ works to pass the strongest laws possible to protect animals in our state. Currently, they are working hard to pass "Pedals' Law", which will ban the bear hunt for 5 years, while non-lethal measures are put into place. I believe that Pedals' Law, when enacted, will strike the last nail in the coffin of New Jersey bear hunting.

Visit them at: www.lohvnj.org and on Facebook.