State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Maine is #1, New Mexico #50

Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2020 State Ranking Report 

MFOA’s passage of three bills in the last legislature puts Maine #1


February 17, 2021

With fewer North Atlantic right whales than there are students at a medium-size Maine high school, we need to step up protection efforts.

Post-conviction Possession of Animals Legislation, Pet Shop Bill and Franky’s Law to Become Law in 2019!  


Commentary: Crack down on animal cruelty – ban pet store sales of puppies, kittens

Passing L.D. 1311 would help Maine send an important message to other states.

Proposal would ban sale of cats, dogs at Maine pet stores





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Maine’s Harness Racing Industry

By Robert Fisk, Jr.
Special to Portland Press Herald
Published January 7, 2017 

Show 201: President and Director of Maine Friends of Animals Robert Fisk, Jr.

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Portland Press Herld Maine Voices: Elephants won’t forget that a long crusade on their behalf began here
Maine House of Representatives was the nation’s first to oppose a barbaric and outdated circus practice.

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