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Maine is the only state that still allows the unsporting practice of bear trapping. Bears are often left suffering in the painful trap for hours before they are shot. If you live in Maine, show your support for the Bear Protection Act, which would end this abuse.Learn More
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Poachers may kill at least as many animals each year as legal hunters do, and these criminals don't care whether they hunt in season or kill endangered animals. Learn More
Dogs are judged on how they chase down fenced-in foxes and coyotes. Pens are a new game of suffering that should be shut down. Learn More
In captive hunts, shooters pay to kill animals trapped behind fences. What's "fair chase" about that? Learn More
Bear baiting cruelly pits a tethered, often defenseless bear against packs of threatening dogs. Act Now
Wildlife Protection News
June 14, 2013
The Maine legislature rejected a constitutional amendment intended to subvert voter participation in the democratic process.
June 13, 2013
Despite the objections of more than 2,000 Virginians, the Virginia Game Board passed new fox pen regulations that do little to stop dogs from killing foxes within these pens.
June 10, 2013
A coalition of groups, including The Humane Society of the United States, Wildlife Alliance of Maine and Citizens in Charge, is urging the Maine legislature to reject a constitutional amendment that deliberately subverts voter participation in the democratic process.
June 7, 2013
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation that prohibits the importation and possession of wild pigs and their hybrids into law. House Bill 101, introduced by Rep. David Deen, D-Windham, bans feral pigs from captive hunts – fenced pens where trophy-seekers pay to shoot the trapped animals for guaranteed kills.