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Maine Must Catch Up on Bear Protection

041213_maine.jpgMaine has some of the country's weakest laws when it comes to bear hunting. In addition to allowing cruel baiting practices, Maine is among only only a handful of states that allow unfettered trade in bear parts.

The Maine Bear Protection Act seeks to remedy these shortcomings by establishing stricter hunting laws and banning the trade and sale of bear gallbladders and bile. Please ask your legislators to support this humane initiative today!

Bear gallbladders and bile are highly sought after in the illegal wildlife trade. The parts can sell for thousands of dollars on the black market to supply commercial interests here and abroad. Please check out Born Free USA's Bears webpage for more information.

This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Maine