Jailed bear hunt protester reading Thoreau, ready to go home

Bill Crain’s 15-day sentence is almost up.

Crain, an anti-hunt activist jailed for an act of civil disobedience, is doing his time reading Henry David Thoreau, trying to maintain his vegan diet and chatting with other inmates who know about his widely-publicized advocacy against the bear hunt.

“They don’t agree, all of them, but they say they respect what I’m doing,” Crain said in a 10-minute telephone interview Friday from the Sussex County jail in Newton.

The 74-year-old City College of New York psychology professor has been convicted eight times since 2005 for engaging in civil disobedience during the hunt.

He pleaded …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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