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Help MFOA Support the Ending of the Cruel Slaughter of Canadian Seal Pups
Written by Robert Fisk   
Tuesday, 30 January 2007
Maine Friends of Animals is asking its members and animal protection activists in Maine to please support its effort in ending one of the most egregious forms of animal cruelty, which is now being perpetrated by the Canadian government’s sanctioning of the annual slaughter of over 300,000 harp or hooked seal pups. Maine being the closest American state to this extremely inhumane hunt must support a complete ban on this brutal practice for fur. MFOA’s strategy is political and financial in nature and needs your support. Three ways you can help MFOA in this effort:
What You Should Do if You See a “Dog Chained For Life”
Written by MFOA   
Tuesday, 11 March 2008

10 Ways to Help

1 Know the law regarding “Outside Dogs.”
Although Maine currently allows tethering 24/7, the State does have very specific requirements regarding dogs left outside for more then 12 hours per day. This Law along with other State Animal Welfare laws can be found at: http://

2 Gather Information
Document the neglect and violations of existing law using pictures and written accountings. Keep record of all communications that you have with authorities concerning the dog’s welfare.



Animal Protection Advocates to Demonstrate Against Ringling Brothers Circus and Its Use of Elephants
Written by MFOA   
Friday, 13 October 2006

(Falmouth) ….. Maine animal protection advocates will continue its protest of circuses with captive wildlife. Maine Friends of Animals (MFOA) will demonstrate against the Ringling Brothers Circus that will be in Portland October 12-15. The group has long contended that the use of elephants in circuses is extremely cruel, and they want circuses with wild animals banned in Maine.

Interview with AWP Director Norma Worley
Written by Robert Fisk   
Tuesday, 30 January 2007

What is your background before becoming Maine AWP Director?

Prior to relocating to Maine for “retirement” I was employed by the Ventura County Department of Animal Regulation, located in Camarillo, CA for 21 years.  I started my career as a field animal control officer and over the years rose to the position of Operations Manager.  My responsibilities in that position were to oversee the kennel operation (we received over 15,000 animals a year) the field staff of 14 animal control officers and the administrative staff.

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