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2015 Update on Maine's "Canned Hunting" Ranches
Written by Jayne Winters   
Monday, 16 February 2015

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A 2012 CBS news story reported that canned hunts are big business: there are an estimated 1,000 game preserves in at least 25 states [over 500 in Texas alone], with some 5,000 "exotic ranches" in North America. Most of these ranches operate on a "no-kill, no-pay" policy, so the owner does his best to ensure clients get the trophy kill they came for, often by offering guides who are familiar with the animals' locations and habits, including congregating around feeding stations [similar to bear baiting]. Many states have limited or banned canned hunts, but there are currently no federal laws regulating the practice.

MFOA Pet Club Meets "Caring for Critters"
Written by MFOA   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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MFOA Pet Club meets up with members of the Skowhegan Middle School Caring for Critters Club - November 2014

We Need Your Support Today
Written by MFOA   
Thursday, 07 April 2005

Help Maine Friends of Animals Promote Animal Protection in Maine

Maine Friends of Animals has been the leading organization in Maine for over eight years working to end animal cruelty and promoting the human treatment of animals.

MFOA is growing every year and doing more to protect wildlife, domestic and farm animals.

We need your help today! Join MFOA and Donate to Maine's Animal Protection Leader.

fund-dogchained.jpgDogs deserve better than a chained life
As the days become years, these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within in the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love , exercise, social interaction, and even basic nourishment. they live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.
Trapping does not discriminate

More than 80 countries have banned the cruel steel-jaw leghold trap, a device know to break bones, sever tendons, and rip flesh.


Ban cruel bear hunting with traps, dogs and bait

MFOA initiated and spearheaded the Bear Referendum. Our strong campaign increased public awareness of wildlife animal cruelty, unethical hunting and the problem with wildlife management in Maine.


The opposition knows cruelty can't stand the spot light, and Maine citizens will certainly give animal cruelty and unethical forms of hunting far more of a look then they ever did before. Never before has the public known so much about these practices, and never have there been so many people who want them ended.

As long as this needless animal suffering is going on we will continue to bring it to the attention of the public, the media and the legislature.

MFOA is continuing the fight with a bear trapping bill and bear hounding bill that have been submitted to the legislature.

fund-elephant.jpgBrutal training, traveling and existence

For animals held captive in circuses, life consists of cramped cages, shackles, beatings and a maddening existence.


Needless wildlife animal suffering

Coyotes are 99.5% the same as a domestic dog. If a dog was subject to what Maine does to coyotes, it would certainly be prosecuted as aggravated animal cruelty.


There is still much to be done to strengthen animal protection in Maine.

Join the thousands of supporters and become a MEMBER today!
Together we can make a difference

Help stop animal abuse, exploitation and cruelty!

Join MFOA today by check or MC/VISA in the amount of $15 or more to:
Maine Friends of Animals
190 US Route One
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Action Alert - Writing Legislative Committee Members
Written by MFOA   
Thursday, 07 April 2005

This is a critical time to support legislative action.

Your help is needed. Please act now.

1.Write and/or call your state Representative and Senator at home.

2.Write a letter to the committee of jurisdiction.  Send 20 copies of your letter.

     Wildlife Bills:

     Hon. Sen. Bruce S. Bryant, Hon. Thomas R. Watson and committee members.

     Mail to:

     c/o Jeremy Lestage, Committee on Inland, Fisheries &

     Wildlife, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0100

     Domestic Animal Bills:

     Hon. Sen. John M. Nutting, Hon. John F. Piotti and committee members.

     Mail to:

     c/o Darlene Simoneau, Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0100.

3.Appear at the bills public hearing in Augusta. Provide written or oral testimony at the hearing. Keep posted on the legislation at, or call the Committee Clerk 287-1338 or the office of Legislative Information at 287-1692.

4.Write a letter-to-the editor (can be similar to the letter you write your legislators) to your local daily and weekly newspapers.

5.Call the MFOA office at 781-2187 or your local MFOA District Coordinator.

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