Humane Society Discusses Bear Trapping Bills at State House 

Animal advocates in Maine were at the State House on Thursday talking to lawmakers about some pieces of legislation they’re concerned about.Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.Some of the bills the group is concerned about related to the treatment of bears. Treatment they deem inhumane.”We’re looking to ban trapping of bears,” said Humane Society member, Katie Hansberry. “Maine has the notorious distinction of being the only state that allows recreational bear trapping and we think that needs to end. We’re also looking to an bear hounding which is another cruel and unsporting practice.”Advocates say Maine’s laws concerning animals should be more reflective of Maine values.