For years, animal welfare advocates have maintained that the state doesn't do en
For years, animal welfare advocates have maintained that the state doesn't do enough to protect animals or to prosecute those who harm them. Finally, after testimony, allegations and a focused effort by individuals and organizations, the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the welfare of domestic animals in Maine, says it will strengthen its protective and enforcement efforts. But many want the department to replace the controversial director of its Animal Welfare Division, Shelly Doak. Commissioner Spear has appointed a 12-member panel to study the program and make recommendations for strengthening it. Their report is due in March 2001.
Animals Treatment, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
Haskell, Meg, "For years, animal welfare advocates have maintained that the state doesn't do en" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4852.