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Advocates fear Maine’s ‘right to food’ amendment puts the humane treatment of animals in jeopardy

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Animal welfare teams might not have seen the outcomes they wished final Tuesday with Question 3, however they’re attempting to hold an open thoughts.

Groups that marketing campaign for animal rights in Maine publicly opposed the passing of the proper to meals amendment to the state structure, fearing that its imprecise language might open the door for justifying animal abuse. Now that the amendment has handed, advocates hope that every one Mainers can discover widespread floor concerning the humane treatment of animals.

“You worry about backyard butchering of animals and you worry about people disregarding the animal welfare rules about confinement of animals,” stated Beth Gallie, president of the Maine Animal Coalition, referencing eventualities some fear may come up after the passage of the amendment.