Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting


Shannon Donahue

Shannon Donahue is the executive director of the Great Bear Foundation. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, with a concentration in bear conservation and education. She resides in Haines, Alaska, where she monitors human-bear interactions on the Chilkoot River, and provides bear safety educational services. She has been working on mitigating the impacts of bear-viewing in various capacities since 2005. Her research interests focus on the effects of tourism on bears in North America and human-bear interactions on multiple use salmon streams.

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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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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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