On June 8, 2007 Michael Morin of Biddeford, ME broke into a truck, grabbed Bandit, a rat terrier, and slit his throat then throwing Bandit to the back of the truck to die. This was done all in retaliation against the owner with whom Michael Morin had an argument with earlier.

Michael Morin has not been charged with a felony as of yet. The Biddeford Police Department has recommended a class D offense of burglary of a motor vehicle and a class D offense of animal cruelty [not  aggravated animal cruelty, which is a felony offense, class C]. However the prosecutor (DA) office is reviewing it to determine whether it should be bumped up D to aggravated animal cruelty.  

This petition is for the DA to upgrade the charge to aggravated animal cruelty, a class C felony offense here in Maine. Please sign this petition and pass along to many others ASAP. This decision is being made soon.

We are also having a protest at the Biddeford Courthouse with a tentative date of August 15th on the courtdate of Michael Morin. We will be having a meeting on August 2nd in Portland, ME with speakers from animal organizations to discuss animal cruelty in Maine. For updates, please email to .


If you have not yet heard, last week Michael Morin was indicted with a felony charge of animal cruelty. Excellent news!!!

The case has been moved from the Biddeford District Courthouse to the Superior Courthouse in Alfred, ME. I have called and confirmed that the arraignment will be on September 11, 2007 at 8:30am. With this said, the protest that was to be held this coming Wednesday on August 15th in Biddeford is postponed and moved to the Superior Courthouse in Alfred, ME for the September 11th date. I am asking all to be at the courthouse an hour or so earlier.

We are there to show our support to Bandit, his family and to all abused animals in the state of Maine and all over. We are there to show that Mainers care and WILL NOT TOLERATE this again. We are there hoping that he will not just get a slap on the wrist like many do.

If you are attending this protest, please let me know. We want numbers there on that day and would be great to make history here in Maine.

The address for the Superior Court in Alfred, ME is: 45 Kennebunk Road, Alfred, Maine 04002. Anyone willing to offer a ride to a fellow protestor please let me know and I will take your information and pass it along to those who can use a ride.

Parking is on the side parking lot along Court Street on opposite side of the road from the Courthouse. Handicapped parking is located in the employee lot directly behind the courthouse.

I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you that has signed the petition, wrote and called the District Attorney, called and emailed me their reasons for wanting to help out, put up and handed out flyers, forwarded emails, wrote ads in papers and websites, interviewed us, made t-shirts, faxed and phoned all over, offered their services, spoke at and came to our meeting and advised me on this and so much more. You are all great and I look especially forward to meeting you all at the protest. Please let me know who you are and I am so proud that you have all come together with me on this effort. Thank you.

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