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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I am really writing this letter to all the good hunters in the state of Maine.

I hunted as hard as any man for 30 years when I was younger. In all those years, I came across many bears — in trees, on the ground or even fishing — papa bears, mama bears and even baby bears. Not once did any of them gnash their teeth at me or act aggressive toward me in any way. They ran, faster than I could ever run...



Endorsements

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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