The state's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, an arm of the state agriculture d
The state's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, an arm of the state agriculture department, is currently considering a revision to state law that would expressly permit people to shoot their dogs or cats, but only if the animal is restrained. The revision was proposed by the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. The group said it is trying to reduce animals' suffering by regulating the way pets are killed. There are no current guidelines for people who want to euthanized their pets, allowing Mainers to kill their dogs and cats in any manner they choose. The Maine Animal Coalition believes the humane society's position is wrong, and has started a campaign to derail the proposal. Details.
Animals -- Treatment, Pets
"The state's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, an arm of the state agriculture d" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15393.
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