BY PAT SUMMERS
“The bear hunt is NOT about science. The bear hunt is NOT about safety,” declared Angi Metler outside New Jersey’s State House on Wednesday morning.
Addressing some 35 protesters carrying signs with pointed messages to and about Governor Chris Christie, she said, “The bear hunt is ALL about injustice, . . . trophies, . . . bait.”
Metler, founder and executive director of Animal Protection League of NJ (www.APLNJ.org) and resident of bear country, knows whereof she speaks: She has led the fight against bear hunts since 1992, and knows the players and their games. APL members and other anti-hunt activists, including Friends of Animals, chanted and applauded as speakers denounced the bear hunt and the governor, then in Canada.