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Saturday, 25 June 2016

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Bully At The Helm Print E-mail

By Don Loprieno
Published: June 28, 2015
The View from Here -- Bangor Daily News

Travel on public carriers is safer today than driving in traffic because those piloting the aircraft or guiding the ocean liner are trained professionals who have demonstrated experience and good judgment. That’s a good thing, but what about the ship of state? What if the captain is vindictive, petulant, and infantile? Even worse, what if there’s a bully at the helm?

2014 Bear referendum Op-Eds by Robert Fisk, Jr. Print E-mail

In 2004 Maine Friends of Animals partnered with The Humane Society of United States for a state referendum to ban the hunting of bears in Maine with the use of bait, hounds and traps. MFOA's President and Executive Director, Robert Fisk, Jr. spent two years on that effort and served as the director and spokesperson for the campaign. MFOA's Falmouth office served as campaign headquarters.

In the repeat referendum campaign of 2014, MFOA played a strong but lesser role as Fisk remained a valued contributor particularly in publishing informative Op-Eds in Maine's four main daily newspapers covering the main issues of the referendum.

9/20/14.  Portland Press Herald: Animal Protection measures have fallen victim to an unholy alliance

10/14/14. Bangor Daily News:  Bears are gentle, elusive. Claims that they’ll attack Mainers are unsupported


10/17/14. Kennebec Journal: Bear hunting in Maine is an ugly business involving extreme cruelty

10/22/14. Sun Journal:  Passage of Question 1 could have a positive economic impact

Time for Legislators to Examine the Cascade Fund! Print E-mail


Following legislation passed in 2003, 39% of slot machine revenue from Maine casinos is allocated to the state in a distribution framework often referred to as the "Cascade Fund." From 2005-2011, Hollywood Slots distributed $103.2 million of its profits, some to the Fund for a Healthy Maine, the University and community college system and even to the general fund, but over two-thirds of those profits went to the harness racing industry in various forms of support, despite the sport's precipitous decline in popularity and revenue. 

Action Alert: Please Support L.D. 335! Print E-mail
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PLEASE SUPPORT LD 335: "An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops."

Maine Friends of Animals and Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills (MCAPM) jointly submitted L.D. 335: "An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops" to the Maine Legislature.  If enacted, this bill will work to ban the retail sales of mill puppies and kittens in Maine pet shops. We need your help to pass this ground-breaking legislation.


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