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June 19, 2014 | friends of animals


Are you a member yet? If not, we sure hope you’ll consider joining now. We’ve been advocating for animals since 1957, and we won’t stop until we’ve fulfilled our promise to animals: to end exploitation, wherever and however it occurs. We’ve got our work cut out for us. And we hope you’ll join us.

Did you know?


Friends of Animals was the first, and largest, spay and neuter program in the US? We’ve prevented millions of unwanted animals from entering overcrowded shelters and/or being put to death. We’re still helping individuals, families and rescue groups spay and neuter 35,000+ dogs and cats per year;

We manage a primate sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas called Primarily Primates, which cares for about 450 animals—yes, mostly primates, but we also have two stunning aviaries, a few cows, some free-living deer and more;

Friends of Animals’ innovative Wildlife Law Program fills a niche between animal and environmental activism. Animal activists often fail to utilize the array of local, state, federal and international environmental laws as a means to protect the rights of animals to live free from human interference;

We sponsor the remarkable Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia in Africa. This incredible project has been in existence for more than three decades and its Africa’s longest running chimp rehabilitation project;

Our second project in Africa funds the protection and recovery of three endangered African antelope species. FoA has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a recovery program for the Scimitar-horned Oryx and Dama Gazelle in Senegal;

We advocate for a compassionate diet, which respects animals. We’ve published two delicious vegan cookbooks, which are available on our website. And if you aren’t vegan, we’re here to help.

Friends of Animals has been a leading figure in the movement to end the exploitation of fur-bearing animals. FoA’s investigators produced the first ever footage of the shocking reality of life and death on a U.S. fur farm. Stark images of minks’ necks being broken stunned the audience of 60 Minutes and galvanized support for the anti-fur movement. 

FoA has been on the front lines, advocating for a ban on the use of horse-drawn carriages in cities throughout the U.S. We are working closely with legislators in NYC to get a bill passed that will free the horses and place them in sanctuaries;

For the last two years, we have protested the gruesome “Squirrel Slam” killing contest in Holley, N.Y., and have advocated for legislation to make these killing contests illegal in the state of New York.


That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Our members are important to us—not only because it costs money to do this important work; but also because our members serve as eyes, ears and advocates for animals. Friends of Animals is a community of animal lovers.

Click here to join today. Your support is needed and important to us.



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