Passing and Enforcing Feeding Bans



Enacting Meaningful Legislation

Reducing the accessibility of human-generated foods (unsecured trash, bait, seeds) can be highly successful in separating black bears and humans.

Case studies proved that when food was unavailable, bears were capable of living in close proximity to humans without conflict. (Wildlife Conservation Society, 2008)

The vast majority of bear incidents in New Jersey involve unsecured trash bins and dumpsters as well as bird feeders. New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s enforcement of an existing, loophole-ridden state feeding ban is poor to non-existent. It’s time New Jersey passes, and enforces, a meaningful ban.

Animal Protection League of NJ
PO Box 186
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826

photo of a bear

Evidence that Non-Lethal Works

Education reduces unwarranted fears and allows the public to enjoy these beautiful animals and their place in our state. Modifying your behavior will modify the bear’s behavior. When you know what to do, how to properly act and react, the bear will learn from you.

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