Maine Senate enacts animal welfare plate bill – Fosters
Maine Senate enacts animal welfare plate bill – Fosters: “Maine Senate enacts animal welfare plate bill
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill to create a new specialty license plate to raise money for animal welfare programs has won unanimous approval in the state Senate and now goes to Gov. John Baldacci for his signature.
Democratic Sen. John Nutting of Leeds, who sponsored the measure, said Tuesday the new plate provides a great opportunity for people who want to support the cause of animal welfare.
Money raised from the special plates are to be divided between the state’s animal welfare and sterilization funds.
Nutting said that despite the poor economy, the bill’s supporters managed within 78 days to raise the $50,000 needed to guarantee a minimum of 2,000 plates.”
Other states are sure to follow this example. As diligent members of society ensure your state keeps the money directed to LOCAL humane society activities. DO NOT allow this to become a contribution to the Humane Societey of the United States. Family farmers and ranchers cannot afford to have States become conduits of revenue for the HSUS’s war against agriculture.