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2014-07-10 12:27:43

Controversial musician is the face of cruel and unsporting practices PORTLAND, Maine, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting released a video highlighting the controversial background of Ted Nugent, the celebrity spokesman of opponents to fair chase bear hunting in Maine and poster child for the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. Nugent recently spoke out against the ballot measure in a Bangor Daily News piece, and falsely stated that...

2014-06-12 12:29:53

Dumping Bait in the Woods Habituates Bears to Humans and Grows Their Population PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is calling on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to put an end to bear baiting - an unsporting practice where piles of rotting meat, pizza and stale pastries lure bears in for an easy trophy kill - to prevent future human and bear conflicts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117490 Daryl Dejoy, director of...

Hunting Dogs At Risk From Wolves Because Of Bear baiting
2013-04-18 13:20:07

Michigan Technological University Bear hunters will tell you that a good way to attract a bear is to put out bait. And in 10 states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, that's perfectly legal. Hunting dogs are another useful technique in the bear-hunter's toolkit, and 17 states say that's just fine. But who else likes bear bait? Gray wolves, that's who. And wolves that are feeling territorial about a bear bait stash can–and sometimes do–kill hunting dogs released at the bait...

2010-11-29 08:04:00

New Video Documents Singer's Trip to Learn More about WSPA's Bear Rescue Work BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Singer and animal lover Leona Lewis has been a long-time World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) supporter because, "I want to live in a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends, and that's the charity's goal, too." As seen in a video released today, the singer recently visited a bear sanctuary in Romania to see WSPA's work in action....

2010-11-01 08:00:00

WSPA-funded sanctuary provides safe haven for bears rescued from the cruel "sport" of bear baiting BOSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, just three months after the devastating floods in Pakistan, a new sanctuary opened in Balkasar to provide a safe haven for 60-70 bears who are still being used for bear baiting - a cruel and illegal blood sport. The sanctuary's first residents are Babu, Sohrab and Maylu - the three bears rescued from Kund Park, Pakistan's only other refuge for...


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