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SCI and New Jersey Hunting Clubs Encourage
Action on Bear Hunt
SCI and the New Jersey State
Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs have sent a letter to the New Jersey Fish and
Game Council encouraging the Council to take further action to adopt policies
that would allow the state to hold a much needed black bear hunt. The Council
favors a hunt. Governor Corzine and the head of his environmental agency,
however, have stalled a hunt by refusing to approve bear policies put forth by
the Council. Meanwhile, human-bear incidents – including dangerous
Category I encounters – continue to rise at an alarming rate. Following
bear hunts in 2003 and 2005, all categories of black bear incidents decreased.
In years following court or Governor blocked hunts, including the last two
years, incidents have risen markedly.
In a move supported by SCI, a panel of Federal judges transferred a case brought
by animal and environmental groups (e.g., Center for Biological
Diversity, Greenpeace) regarding the listing of the polar bear to Washington
D.C. to be consolidated with cases brought by SCI and others. The case had been
pending in the District Court for the Northern District of California. That
court earlier ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make the listing
decision by May 15, 2008 and to make the decision effectively immediately.
These rulings harmed SCI members trying to import trophies from Canada. SCI’s
cases in D.C. include a challenge to the listing of the polar bear under the ESA
and a challenge to the import ban that arose because of the listing. Now, the
same judge in D.C. will hear all the cases together.
The Atheist in the Woods A Story.
An atheist was walking through the woods.
He said to himself - -
"What majestic trees!"
"What powerful rivers!"
"What beautiful animals!"
As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the
behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge
toward him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over
his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him. He looked
over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer. He tripped &
on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the
bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw
& raising his right to strike him.
At that instant the Atheist cried out, "Oh my God!"
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.
"You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't
and even credit creation to cosmic accident." "Do you expect me to
you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer"?
The atheist looked directly into the light, "It would be
of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but
you could make the BEAR a Christian"?
"Very Well," said the voice.
The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear
dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head &
"Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy
bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."
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