Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting



About the Issue

Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting seeks to enact long-overdue protections for Maine’s bear population. Bears are majestic and beloved creatures in Maine. Yet it is the only state to allow statewide hounding, baiting, and trapping. These are cruel and unsporting practices that do not reflect Maine values. In just 121 days, with the help of more than 2,000 volunteers, we gathered 78,528 signatures for submission to the Secretary of State's office to place this issue on the ballot.

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News: WMTW 8 Jul 28, 2014

The politics surrounding bear hunting tactics is heating up ahead of a vote on the November ballot.

Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting says they have gathered over 80,000 signatures in all 16 counties to get a referendum on the ballot this fall.

The group wants to end bear hunting through baiting, trapping and through the use of dogs. Katie Hansberry says eliminating those tactics would put the sport back...



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Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Animal Welfare Society
Spay Maine
Maine Friends of Animals
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Coastal Humane Society
Animal Refuge League
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Halfway Home Pet Rescue

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