Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting


Kati Loeffler, DVM, PhD.

Kati Loeffler, DVM, PhD. currently serves as a veterinary advisor to the Companion Animals Programme at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Dr. Loeffler holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, both from Michigan State University. Dr. Loeffler is a member of the International Bear Association and is a former veterinarian with Animals Asia China Bear Rescue Center. Her published research includes work on pandas, bears farmed for bile in China, and the rehabilitation and release of bear cubs. In addition to her Companion Animal Programme role at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, she provides support for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation projects, utilizing her experience with pandas, as well as bears rescued from the bile trade in Asia, to advise on bear rehabilitation.


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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Media

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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