Animal rights activists' convictions upheld
by Jim Lockwood/The Star-Ledger
The state Appellate Division has upheld municipal convictions against animal-rights activists who interfered with hunters during New Jersey's 2005 bear hunt.
In a decision released today, the Appellate Division affirmed prior rulings in Vernon Municipal Court and Superior Court in Newton that the activists, Angela Metler, Albert Kazemian and Janet Piszar, had harassed hunters, one of whom was an undercover police officer, by encircling them and hooting and hollering to keep bears away. Read More
Hunting has been under fire for some time now and these activists believe they have the right to harass hunters with no consequences to their actions. However, these activists found out they will have to pay the price. Hunting is an important means of managing wildlife and whether these activists realize it or not, wildlife need to be managed for greater health among all species involved.