Join Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting
Maine is well behind the times when it comes to protecting bears, one of the state's most beloved creatures. Maine is still the only state in the nation that allows three of the most inhumane and unsporting bear hunting practices -- trapping, baiting, and hounding. It is time for Maine to enact long-overdue protections for Maine's bears and dogs.
With the help of thousands of Mainers, in just 121 days, we gathered nearly 80,000 signatures and placed this initiative on the November 2014 ballot. Although we were disappointed by the outcome of this election, we are grateful to the more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to support this reform. The closeness of the vote indicates that there is an emerging consensus in the state to take action to protect bears from cruelty.
Please help us protect Maine's bears -- fill out the form below to join the Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting campaign today.