Philanthropist David Rockefeller Jr. has announced his support of the Yes on Question 1 campaign. He joins Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, a group working to ban bear baiting, hounding and trapping.
“Maine is the only state that permits all three practices of trapping, hounding and baiting bears for sport,” said Rockefeller in a statement. “It’s not fair chase hunting and the suffering of animals isn’t necessary. We were the first state to adopt an anti-cruelty law. It’s time we put best practices back into play.”
Katie Hansberry, campaign director for Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting said, “We’re grateful to David for standing with Mainers who believe it’s cruel and unnecessary to kill bears with junk food, leg-hold snare traps and packs of dogs with radio collars. We encourage all Mainers who want to stop this cruelty to take David’s advice and vote Yes on Question 1 on Nov. 4.”
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is a coalition of state and national groups, environmental and animal organizations, animal shelters and rescue groups, hunters, veterinarians, businesses, community and faith leaders and independent biologists.
For more on Yes on Question 1and Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, visit yesonquestion1.com.