Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting


How to Sign

Thank you for your interest in signing our petition to protect Maine's bears from the reckless and unnecessary practices of hounding, baiting, and trapping.

On February 3rd, the Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting coalition submitted 78,528 signatures to Maine's Secretary of State. Thanks to the selfless dedication of our hundreds of volunteers -- and thousands of signers -- we submitted enough signatures, confirmed valid by the town offices of more than 400 towns and cities to qualify for the November 2014 ballot!

We are now one step closer to ending Maine's notorious distinction as the only state in the country to still allow all three inhumane and unsporting practices of bear hounding, baiting, and trapping.

Sign up to help us gear up for Election Day! You can help make a difference by making phone calls, seeking endorsements, submitting letters to the editor of your local paper, helping in our campaign office, hosting a fundraiser... and so much more.


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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Latest News

The current stance by Commissioner Chandler Woodcock and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife concerning the question about how we allow our bears to be hunted is indefensible. That they are allowing employees of the agency to appear in advertisements, which encourage people to vote no on the question of fair chase, shows he and the department have little regard for the taxpayers of this state. I...




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