Many of us are not buying this “listen to our wildlife biologists” argument. And I can’t imagine in my wildest dreams why anyone would be OK with allowing bears to be trapped, hounded and baited, all in the name of a “fun” sport.

Where is the fun in knowing that every year in our Maine woods, terrified bears are shot after being chased up trees by packs of bloodthirsty dogs?

Is it fun to trick bears into piles of doughnuts and rotting meat, only to then shoot them as their cubs look on? What about having bears rip themselves up in terror after they are trapped by snares?

A “yes” vote on Question 1 would end Maine’s shameful status as the last state in the country to allow all three practices. Vote with your heart. Vote “yes” on Question 1.

Lynn Ericson