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Bear Referendum: Op-Ed by Robert Fisk, Jr. - Cruelty
Written by MFOA   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Bear hunting in Maine is an ugly business involving extreme cruelty

Robert Fisk Jr.
Published: 10/17/14
Kennebec Journal

The driving theme to ban the hunting of Maine black bears with bait, hounds and traps is the level of cruelty involved. Not all hunting practices are equal. The opposition never coherently answers when asked about the cruelty of these practices and inevitably goes into diversionary mode to say it is about animal protection extremists wanting to end all hunting.

Op-Ed by Robert J. Fisk: Bear Referendum 2014
Written by Robert Fisk   
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Maine Voices: Animal protection measures have fallen victim to an unholy alliance

Published: 9/20/14
Portland Press Herald

A short history of bear hunting and Maine’s hunting lobby provides a common thread for why voters face a second referendum to end baiting, hounding and trapping of Maine black bears.

To begin with, baiting of bears only began 40 years ago, so this is no Maine tradition. It was a way for primarily a few guides to make some money from mostly unskilled, lazy, out-of-state trophy hunters.
Letter to Editor: Brunswick Animal Control
Written by MFOA   
Friday, 25 April 2014



Animal control AND protection

To the Editor:

The Town of Brunswick has adopted an animal control policy that I believe is both a threat to public safety and a potential violation of state animal welfare law.


Mainers to Vote on Inhumane and Unsporting Bear Hunting Practices
Written by MFOA   
Friday, 07 March 2014
Secretary of State Certifies Signatures

(March 5, 2014) – The Maine Secretary of State certified 63,626 signatures, giving voters an opportunity to end the cruel and unsporting practices of bear hounding, baiting and trapping in Maine. A question on the issue will appear on the November 2014 ballot. Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting—the broad coalition leading the effort to end Maine’s status as the last state to allow all three practices—submitted 78,528 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in early February. The signatures collected came from 417 cities and towns, in every county throughout Maine.

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