Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting



Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Coastal Humane Society
Animal Refuge League
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Spay Maine
Humane Society Legislative Fund
Maine Friends of Animals
In Defense of Animals
Animal Welfare Society
Big Wildlife
Project Coyote
The Humane Society of the United States
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Born Free USA
Red Rover
SPCA of Hancock County
Great Bear Foundation
The Ark Animal Shelter
Halfway Home Pet Rescue
Underhound Railroad Rescue
Endangered Species Coalition
Another Chance Animal Rescue
GreenWays Center for Environment and Community
The Maine POM Project
Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills
Kennebec Valley Humane Society
Maine Animal Coalition
Fur & Feathers Animal Rescue
Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST)
Living with Wildlife Foundation
Environmental Action
Justice For Wolves
Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare Shelter
Paw It Forward Foundation
Institute for Humane Education
Blixx Horses
Somerset County Animal Shelter
Center for Wildlife Ethics
Peace Ridge Sanctuary, Penobscot, ME
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Voice For Animals
, Harrison, ME
Maine Whale and Seal Study, Cape Neddick, ME
In the North Woods Learning Center, Woodstock, ME


Doug Kohout, DVM
Elizabeth Stone, DVM
Elizabeth P. Sperry, DVM
Christiana Yule, DVM
Chris Tomalty, DVM
Sarah Tomalty, DVM
Leah Goodman, DVM
Ann Lindsey, DVM
Katherine Carter, DVM
Scott Moncrieff DVM
Laura Moncrieff, DVM
Maria Salvaggio, VMD
Bennett Arble, DVM
Amy P. Wood, DVM
Chris Lynch, DVM
Michael McCaw, DVM
Clive Tillotson, DVM
Tori Weston, DVM
Ruth Dalto, DVM
Julie Keene, DVM
Alicia Ring, DVM
Margaret Shively, DVM
Barb Daggett, DVM
Laura Leighton, VMD
Krista Lindquist, DVM
Nancy Mattesen, DVM
Zach Matzkin, DVM
Chelsea Solon-Mullen, DVM
Andrea Scasserra, DVM
Robin Gorrell, DVM
Marc Fine, DVM
Robin Elms, DVM
Ann Barksdale, DVM
Colette Bonte, DVM
Kristen Matzkin, DVM
Dean Domeyer, DVM, Boothbay Animal Hospital, Boothbay, ME
Paul M. Nolan, DVM, Post Road Veterinary Clinic, Wells, ME
Charles R. Perkins, VMD
Monique Kramer, DVM, The Art of Alternative Animal Healing, Stow, ME
Melissa Watership, DVM, Acadia Veterinary Hospital, Bar Harbor, ME
Stephen M. Askin, VMD, Shelter Spay Neuter, Kennebunk, ME
Rita Demeuse, DVM, Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital, Scarborough, ME
Bjorn Lee, DVM, PenBay Veterinary Association, Rockport, ME
Taylor Brook Animal Hospital, Auburn, ME
Christ T. Angelos, VMD, Mann Memorial Veterinary Clinic, Arundel, ME
Ben W. Walker, DVM, Mann Memorial Veterinary Clinic, Arundel, ME
Susan Bassett, DVM, Mann Memorial Veterinary Clinic, Arundel, ME
Seacoast Mobile Veterinary Service, NH/ME
Acadia Veterinary Hospital, Bar Harbor, ME
Cats on Call Hospital, Scarborough, ME
Down Maine Vet Clinic, Sanford, ME
Julie Greenlaw, BVM+S, Midcoast Mobile Veterinary Service, West Bath, ME
William Pollock, DVM, Lake Avenue Veterinary Service, West Bath, ME
Ginger Browne Johnson, DVM, CCRP, Vet & Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Edwin Barkdoll, Ph.D., V.M.D.
Mark Hanks, DVM, Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic, Orrington, ME
Karen Pooler, DVM
Stephanie Monk, DVM

Community Leaders and Influencers

Bill Maher, TV host, commedian, political commentator
Burr Brakeman, Animal Control Officer, Vanceboro, ME
Rev. Jean Cavanaugh, Deacon, Wells, ME
Rev. Mair Honan, Pastor, Portland, ME
Rev. Ruth Morrison, Pastor, Cape Elizabeth, ME
David Rosenfelt, Author, Jefferson, ME
Jennifer Skiff, author and journalist, Mount Desert, ME
Rev. Lissa Bradford, Pastor, Auburn, ME
Susan Spalding, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Freeport, ME
Eliot Spalding, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Freeport, ME
Lisa Lund, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Acton, ME
Sandra Stone, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Frankfort, ME
Bruce Gray, Animal Control Officer, Stockton Springs, ME
John "Jack" Freitas, Animal Control Officer and Animal Cruelty Investigator, Standish, ME
Lisa Eldridge, Animal Control Officer, Canaan, ME
James Morrill, Animal Control Officer, Yarmouth, ME
John R. Woodward, Town Treasurer, Addison, ME
William J. Hackett, Animal Control Officer, Kittery, ME
George Bryant, Ret. Wildlife Rehabilitator, Dixmont, ME
Kathy Darling, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Yarmouth, ME
Richard Dyer, Tribal Headman, Monticello, ME
Stanley McLain, Animal Control Officer, Cherryfield, ME
Rev. Janet E. Hryniewicz, Pastor, Biddeford Pool, ME
Steve Woods, State Senate Candidate, Yarmouth, ME
Rep. Denise Harlow
Rep. Ben Chipman
Rep. Alan Casavant, Mayor of Biddeford, ME
Diana de los Santos, Animal Control Officer, Bar Harbor, ME
Joan Jackson, MS, Northeast Harbor, ME
Anne Mellon Bright, Seal Cove, ME
Reeve Bright, Seal Cove, ME
Linda and Eliot Paine, Seal Cove, ME
Katherine and Abbott Reeve, Tremont, ME
Beth Herman, author and journalist, Lewiston, ME Stillman Rockefeller, Camden, ME
David Rockefeller, Jr., Mount Desert, ME

Bear and Science Advisors

Shannon Donahue, Executive Director, Great Bear Foundation
Greg Evans, Wildlife management and environmental expert
Tom Eveland, Environmental science/ecology instructor, hunter, outdoorsman
Bernd Heinrich, Ph.D., Professor Emeriti, University of Vermont, author, researcher, outdoorsman
Charles Jonkel, Ph.D., World-renowned bear biologist, co-founder, Great Bear Foundation
Lauren Nolfo-Clements, Ph.D., Associate professor of biology, Suffolk University, community ecologist
Paul Paquet, Internationally recognized wildlife biologist, adjunct professor, University of Victoria
Patti Sowka, Bear management expert, specializing in reducing human-bear conflicts
Russell Talmo, Bear management specialist, wildilfe expert


McCabe, Duval + Associates, Portland, ME
Coyote Graphics, North Yarmouth, ME
Tyler Publishing, Hallowell, ME
One Woman Studio, Ellsworth, ME
Book Orchard Press, Georgetown, ME
Seacoast Vision Care, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Uncommon Paws, Portland, ME
T2 Suri Alpaca Farm, Gorham, ME
Governor Baxter, LLC, Topsham, ME
The Art of Alternative Animal Healing, Stow, ME
A1 Diner, Gardiner, ME
Coryell Clayworks, Brunswick, ME
Market Street Eats, Portland, ME
In the Woods, Bar Harbor, ME
Lana Wescott Events, Kennebunkport, ME
Nutritional Bliss, Falmouth, ME
Blue Wolf Design, Standish, ME
Ericson Mitchell Creative, Hollis, ME
Sheepscot General Store and Farm, Whitefield, ME
Soup for You! Café, Farmington, ME
Gorgeous Gelato, Portland, ME
Indian Meadow Herbals, Eastbrook, ME
Ridge Farm, Eastbrook, ME
Stonecipher Farm, Bowdoinham, ME
Beau Chemin Preservation Farm, Waldoboro, ME
Old Ackley Farm, Blue Hill, ME
Slainte Pub and Restaurant, Portland, ME
Fortenberry Farm, Deer Isle, ME
Golden Apple Pottery LLC, Palermo, ME
Find Secondhand Clothing Store, Portland, ME
Down To Earth Pottery, Blue Hill, ME
Slates Restaurant and Bakery, Hallowell, ME
Dog Bone Central, South Berwick, ME
Lovell Hall Antiques, Portland, ME  
86 This! Cafe, Ellsworth, ME
Elysium Woodcarvings, Lincolnville, ME
Gull Rock Pottery, Hancock, ME
Penobscot Solar, Penobscot, ME
Penobscot Stained Glass, Penobscot, ME
Eliot Field Law Office, Wiscasset, ME
Sarah Longstreth's Farm, Scarborough, ME
The Great Lost Bear, Portland, ME
LG Sherwood Communications, Lewiston, ME
Magic Pond Sanctuary and Cottage Rental, Blaine, ME
Photography by Natalie, Woodland, ME
Peaked Mountain Farm, Deadham, ME
Elizabeth Marcello Photography, Fryeburg, ME
Black Rock Center for Psychotrauma, Orono, ME
Nothing New Antiques, Kennebunk, ME
Jim's Books, Machias, ME
Coastal Marketing Ideas, Portland, ME
Mutt Nose Best, Bangor, ME
Krista Thursell, Bar Harbor, ME
First Express, Seal Harbor, ME
Jamie O'Keefe Real Estate, Lamark, ME
Bank Up, Bar Harbor, ME
Four Foot Farm, Bar Harbor, ME
Fleetwood House Bed and Breakfast, Portland, ME
Wags Daycare for Dogs, Augusta, ME
The Folklore Doll Company, York, ME
Sun Salutations Yoga & Wellness Center, Buxton, ME
Williams Pond Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Bucksport, ME
Jude Valentine, East Miachias, ME
Animals Smile Compassionate Training, Eliot, ME
Marsh Winds Investments, Raymond, ME
Baysmart Gardening, Southport, ME


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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Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters

Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.

"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."

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