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Sunday, 25 June 2017

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IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 204 “An Act to Protect Dogs That Are Left Outside” Print E-mail

TESTIMONY OF ROBERT FISK, JR.
President and Director of Maine Friends of Animals
IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 204 “An Act to Protect Dogs That Are Left Outside”
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY

April 27, 2005

Good afternoon Senator Nutting, Representative Piotti and distinguished members of the committee. I am Robert Fisk, Jr., president and director of Maine Friends of Animals (MFOA), which is the state’s largest animal advocate group. We promote the humane treatment of animals through education, advocacy and legislation.

In the eight years as director of MFOA one of the most frequent requests I get from our members is doing something about what we call “dogs chained for life.” Time and again we get calls about dogs continuously being left outside in inhumane conditions. In our view it is arguably the most pervasive form of animal cruelty that we presently have in the state, especially given Maine winters.

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IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 1370 "An Act to Change the Membership of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Council Print E-mail

TESTIMONY OF ROBERT FISK, JR.
President & Director of Maine Friends of Animals
IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 1370 "An Act to Change the Membership of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Council"
COMMITTEE ON INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

April 5, 2005

Good afternoon Senate Byrant, Representative Watson and members of the committee. My name is Robert Fisk, Jr. I am president and director of Maine Friends of Animals. We are a moderate statewide animal protection organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals through education, advocacy and legislation. I am also a small businessman, former legislator and was director of the bear referendum.  

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IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 599 “An Act To Protect Household Pets Print E-mail

TESTIMONY OF ROBERT FISK, JR.
President & Director of Maine Friends of Animals
IN SUPPORT OF L.D. 599 “An Act To Protect Household Pets and Other Small Animals from Poisoning.”
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

March 8, 2005

Senator Cowger, Representative Koffman and distinguished members of the committee. I am Robert Fisk, Jr., President and director of Maine Friends of Animals. We are Maine’s largest animal protection group, and our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals thougheducation, advocacy and legislation. We are very pleased that Rep. Glynn and his wife Lori have submitted this legislation, which we strongly support.

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Bear Trapping And Hounding Bills Before The Legislature Print E-mail
Although the bear referendum lost (53% - 47%), there is no question that the issue of humane and ethical hunting came to the public forefront like never before. The campaign to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping significantly increased the awareness of wildlife animal cruelty, unethical hunting practices, and how we manage wildlife in Maine. Maine’s wildlife belongs to all its citizens and we cannot end our campaign until we end unnecessary animal suffering that is found in certain hunting practices, most particularly, bear hounding and trapping.
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