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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By Patsy Murphy

At the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, we support the Yes on 1 campaign to prohibit bear baiting, hounding and trapping because we care deeply about the welfare of all animals. Our founder, Gov. Percival Baxter, believed Maine’s wildlife shouldn’t be wantonly destroyed for recreation or entertainment.

This initiative provides overdue protections for bears and...



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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