Stop Animal Cruelty wants to

Justice for Pedals the Bear

Bear hunting must be ended in New Jersey

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Here is a sad but thorough article on Pedals.

Killing of Pedals 'the walking bear' sparks hunting debate - BBC News

BBC News
Image copyright YouTube He may have been the internet's most cherished bear. But news of the apparent slaying of Pedals - who became famous for walking upright on his hind legs through the suburbs of New Jersey - has outraged many animal lovers. The "official fan page" for the animal, named 'Pedals The Injured Bipedal…Read More
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Really sad news...the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released 5 photos of Pedals. Here is a New York Times article that…Read More

Pedals the Walking Bear Is Dead, New Jersey Officials Believe

The New York Times
Photo The bear that came to be known as Pedals, in Oak Ridge, N.J. Credit Joe Esposito The internet mourned over the weekend after unconfirmed reports that Pedals, a bear that walked upright on its hind legs and was often captured on video strolling around New Jersey suburbs, may have been killed by…Read More
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Here is another update from the Washington Post on Pedals.

Pedals the bear walked like a person. A hunter apparently killed him.

Washington Post
It is the mystery that has consumed Bearville for much of the past week. Is Pedals the Bear dead? If so, who killed him? And why? Uproar over the fate of the beloved male American black bear, who was something of a fixture in northern New Jersey for casually strolling around neighborhoods in an upright position, reached full boil when a…Read More
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A hero emerges in the NJ state Senate!

N.J. senator seeks to end bear hunts as Pedals feared dead
TRENTON — As anger grows over the possible death of the beloved bipedal bear, Pedals, a state senator is pushing a bill to ban black bear hunts in New Jersey for five years. The bill, which is scheduled for a committee vote Monday, would eliminate the October and December hunting seasons and require the Division of Fish and Wildlife to develop…Read More
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