YouTube video of TV News reports covering the 2004 bear referendum to ban the hunting of Maine black bears with the use of bait, hounds and traps 

Excellent selection of television news report clips that documents the 2004 bear referendum 

In early 2003 Robert Fisk, Jr. went to Washington, DC twice to encourage The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to support a referendum in Maine to ban the hunting of Maine black bears with the use of bait, hounds and traps. Maine Citizens for Fair Bear Hunting (MCFBH) was formed by the HSUS and Fund for Animals in May 2003 with MFOA’s office serving as campaign headquarters for two years, served as campaign chairman, debater and spokesperson. In May 2004 MCFBH, mostly MFOA members, collected a record 103,251 signatures of registered voters, twice the needed 50,711 to put the question on the 2004 ballot. This YouTube video is a collection of 24 short TV news report clips and 5 TV ads throughout 2004 that documents the referendum through the eyes of the media. (see video below)

 

WCSH TV 6   -  Bill Green “Great Outdoors”  Maine Citizens for Fair Bear Hunting (MCFBH) campaign launched and       hunting bears with hounds  (4:17)

WGME TV 13   -  Doug’s Discovery  - Campaign annoucement on referendum basics   (1:07)

WMTW TV 8   -  Alsia May  - MCFBH’s Bill Randall refutes Maine Department of IFWbear overpoplulation claims (1:47)

WGME TV 13   -  Kim Block - Proponents kept out of the legislative process   (:44)

WCSH TV 6   -  Chris Facchini  - MCFBH boycotts bill hearing with press conference   (1:56)

WCSH TV 6   -  WCSH Editorial response by Robert Fisk, Jr.  (1:30)

WCSH TV 6   -  Rob Caldwell  - Proponents charge the Maine Department of IFW and the administration illegally                    advocating for opponents   (3:07)

WGME TV 13  -  Doug Rafferty   - Press conference against Department of IFW referendum activism  (1:05)

WCSH TV 6  -  Vivien Leigh   - MCFBH holds press conference and rally in Portland   (2:37)

WMTW TV 8  -  Kevin Kelly   - MCFBH holds press conference and rally in Portland   (1:43)

WMTV TV 8  -  Jeff Peterson   - HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle and outside influence    (:57)

WMTW TV 8  -  Jeff Peterson   - MCFBH claims State Biologist playing state politics   (:48)

FOX News  -  Douglas Kennedy   - Bill Randall on bear baiting vs. opponents   (2:48)

WMTW TV 8  -  Doug Cook   - Advertising Fact Check - Mark Latti (DIFW) and Robert Fisk, Jr. (MCFBH) (3:05)

WMTW TV 8  -  Doug Cook   - Fisk denounces opposition scare tactic false advertising  (2:18)

WGME TV 13  -  Kim Block   - Opposition scare tactics   (:40)

MCFBH TV ad  HSUS Vote Yes on 2  “Trapping  and cruelty”   (:27)

WCSH TV 6  -  Ben French   - Polls and Maine Game Warden press confernce vs unethical hunting   (2:30)

MCFBH TV ad  HSUS  -  Guide Cecile Gray  “Cruelty”   (:27)

WMTW TV 8  -  Jeff Peterson   - MCFBH Rally in front of Department of IFW office   (1:08)

WGME TV 13  -  Greg Lagerquist   - Referendum Ads - Opponents false advertising   (2:51)

MCFBH TV ad  HSUS   - Yes on 2  -  “The Facts”   (:27)

WCSH TV 6   -  Election night  (:20)

WCSH TV 6   -  Ben French   - Voice of the Voters - Proponents will be back  (2:09)

WCSH TV 6  -  Patt Callahan   - Post election - hunting heritage vs out of state hunting and gun interests  (:15)

WMTW 8  -  Kevin Kelly  - Referndum analysis  (1:55)

WCSH TV 6  -  Bill Green  “Green Outdoors”   - Post election reflections / another referendum?   (2:30)

                                                                    46:29 Total video time 

 

 

 

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