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Saturday, 27 May 2017

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MFOA Testimony in Opposition to L.D. 858 “An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Dangerous Dogs” Print E-mail

Testimony of Robert Fisk, Jr.
President and Director, Maine Friends of Animals
In OPPOSITION of L.D. 858 "An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Dangerous Dogs"

Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
April 6, 2017

Senator Davis, Representative Dunphy, and distinguished members of the Committee:

My name is Robert Fisk, Jr. I am President and Director of Maine Friends of Animals, the state's leading animal protection organization. On behalf of our 1,500 members statewide, I am writing in opposition to L.D. 858, "An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Dangerous Dogs."

It is a tragedy for all involved when a dog bite incident occurs that results in injury (or worse) to a human or another companion animal. In order to keep our communities safe, it is important for Maine to have strong, but fair and effective laws concerning dogs deemed dangerous. However, as written, L.D. 858 does not accomplish the goal of safety in a reasonable, humane and cost effect manner.

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MFOA Testimony in Favor of LD 396 "An Act to Prohibit the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts" Print E-mail

Testimony of Robert Fisk, Jr.
President and Director, Maine Friends of Animals
Testimony in FAVOR of L.D. 396 "An Act to Prohibit the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts"
Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
March 2, 2017

Good afternoon Sen. Davis and Rep. Dunphy and distinguished members of the committee. My name is Robert Fisk, Jr. I am President and Director of Maine Friends of Animals, the state's leading animal protection organization.

Maine Friends of Animals has a long and involved history with the issue of using elephants in circuses in this state. A brief legislative history of this issue I think would be useful to the committee, particularly as I believe Sen. Davis is the only member who was present in the legislative session I speak to.

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128th Maine Legislative Session - Stay Informed on Animal Issues Print E-mail

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Maine Animal Advocates:

The 128th legislative session is underway and there are many bills under consideration that will impact Maine's animals (some good bills, many bad).

We need ALL of you to speak up for the animals as they have no voice and depend on you to keep them safe today and for future generations.  Staying informed is key to helping animals in Maine.

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MFOA Testimony Against Proposed Extension to Beaver Trapping and Bobcat Hunting Seasons Print E-mail

Comments from Maine Friends of Animals
re: Proposed Rule Changes Impacting Chapter 4.01 (G. 1, 1.b., 4.) (O.) Upland Game and Furbearing Animals Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
September 27, 2016


Dear Commissioner Woodcock, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council Members,

Please accept this letter in opposition to the proposed extensions to bobcat hunting and beaver trapping seasons in Maine.  I have also included feedback regarding the proposed openings and closures of land in Maine Wildlife Management Districts to beaver trapping.

Maine Friends of Animals is against any forms of hunting that are cruel – killing beavers through trapping and hunting bobcats using hounds both fall under this category.

Additionally, we do not support the senseless killing of wildlife for purposes of profit or for trophy hunting.  Maine's wildlife belongs to all of us and should not be “harvested” indiscriminately to benefit a small minority of the population. 

As a result we are against any extension to the beaver trapping and bobcat hunting seasons.

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