Lamb of GodThe Year of Mercy
From God's Creatures Ministry

The Year of Mercy

Letter to Governor Christie to Cancel New Jersey Bear Hunt
September 2016

Please download this PDF and send a personal letter to Governor Christie.

Text of the PDF:

Dear Governor Christie,

Pope Francis is asking elected officials to pardon and show acts of mercy and love to animals. Jesus taught us “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy” Matthew 5:7. And, in Pope Francis’ recent encyclical to all Catholics (not just the Bishops), in Laudato Si’ that it is our responsible stewardship to cherish all creatures “Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another.” LS:42 Our Catechism also teaches kindness to God’s creatures (n.2416.

We are asking you, as our Governor (and as a Catholic), to administer an act of mercy for the Bears of NJ and cancel the evil torture and killing of the bears. The bears belong to God who put them in our care to protect. They have been punished enough just for living the lives they were created to live.

There have been six bear hunts, 2016 will make number seven. Many were left orphaned. The fortunate ones were cared for and paid by compassionate people in NJ.

Let 2016, mark a turning point for the Bears. Pardon the bears from a cruel horrific death and cancel the bear hunts.

In the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has invited the Church to rediscover and to celebrate the centrality of God’s mercy in our world and our lives. In his announcement of the Holy Year of Mercy the Holy Father declared, “I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man, every woman every animal in our time.... Let us henceforth entrust this year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turned her gaze upon us and watches over our journey of mercy" (Homily at the Celebration of Penance, March 13, 2015).

Governor Christie, you will find favor and forgiveness among the residents of NJ, if you Pardon the Bears and cancel the Bear Hunts.

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Lambie Lambie God's Creatures Ministry is committed to spreading God's compassion to all He has made based on The Scriptures. Although we are a Christian Ministry, we encourage all to have their own animal welfare committee in their community. We extend our resources to those who would like to learn more or begin their own God's Creatures Ministry as an extension of us. God created us to have a vegetarian diet and commissioned us to protect His animals. Instead, we have exploited them for our entertainment, fashion, appetite and useless, torturous research. These creatures have the right to live as they were created to live. Because we live IN this world, but are not OF this world, we strive to bring God's mercy and justice to all. We live in God's Kingdom now where Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb, The Prince of Peace, The Lion of Judah reigns. We look forward to that day when all of creation will be 'set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God' (Romans 8:21) where a little child will lead and guide God's creatures (see Isaiah 11:5-9).