Bear hunt activist fined, avoids jail time in latest arrest
The attorney for a 72-year-old college professor who regularly protests New Jersey's annual bear hunt has avoided jail time for his arrest last month.
NJ.com reports Bill Crain pleaded guilty Thursday to using a state wildlife management area contrary to posted regulation. His attorney, Daniel Perez, says he was fined $1,500.
Perez says Crain was arrested for the sixth time on Dec. 12 when he stood in front of a pickup truck that was carrying a dead bear and trying to leave a wildlife management area in Fredon.
Perez says the City College of New York psychology professor plans to continue protesting bear hunts. He says his client believes the bear hunts are unethical.
More than 500 bears were killed in this year's hunt. That's the most since 2010.
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