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Let coyotes, not hunters, control Valley Forge deer, animal-rights advocates say

By Jeff Gammage
Inquirer Staff Writer

Deer graze in Valley Forge Park...

For months they've run on the periphery of the debate over the plan to shoot deer at Valley Forge national park: Coyotes.

A small number have taken residence inside the park, among the "urban coyotes" that dwell in places from New York to Chicago to Beverly Hills, Calif.

Valley Forge Park sets deer shoots after year's delay


The permit has been approved for our group by the Park administration and the Superintendent has signed it.

Meet us in the parking lot near the bicycle rentals and restrooms. That is officially the First Amendment Zone and on Park maps it is identified as:

"Lower Welcome Center Parking Lot."

Look for the bright blue Friends of Animals banner.

Neither Hunting Nor Pharma Control Is Right For Deer

Priscilla Feral's Comments Before Westport, Connecticut's Environment, Health & Human Services, and Public Protection Committees

September 22, 2010, 8 pm: Westport, Connecticut Town Hall Auditorium

Good evening to everyone here. I am Priscilla Feral, president of Darien-based Friends of Animals, an international animal-advocacy group. Since 1957, we have been working to enlighten our community to the environmental, ethical, and psychological benefits of living in respectful harmony with the rest of the biocommunity of which we're all a part.

Hunters, DEP, invent new justifications for killing

Greenwich Time

Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

by Priscilla Feral

Each year, deer hunters get support for their violent hobby from Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection -- the agency that profits from hunter licensing and federal excise taxes on weapons and ammunition.

Conn. Journalist Out-Thinks Hunters

Doubts about deer economic study
September 2, 2010
Stamford Advocate Editorial

The "Economic Impact of Deer Overpopulation in Fairfield County, CT" presents some staggering conclusions.

New Collaboration for Pennsylvania Deer: Philadelphia Meeting on Wednesday

Deer and other animals are under official attack. But communities can push back. Wednesday's meeting at the Chestnut Hill Free Library of Philadelphia, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19118 will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in helping this new group or learning about changing perspectives on deer is invited.

"It's a Victory": U.S. Officials Call Off Deer-Control Plan at Valley Forge National Park

Valley Forge deer shoot postponed

Philadelphia Inquirer
By Jeff Gammage
Staff Writer

National Park Service officials have called off this winter's long-planned and highly controversial deer kill at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Friends of Animals of Pennsylvania and CARE Hit the Street to Oppose Lower Merion Township's Deer Kill

Ardmore, PA, US -- Members of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Friends of Animals (FoA-PA) and the West Chester based group Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Environment (CARE) will be visible on the Main Line today, publicly opposing the Township's decision to kill white-tailed deer.

The opposition will be visible from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm today in front of the Township Administration Building, adjacent to the large Main Line Honda dealership on East Lancaster Avenue (Route 30), Ardmore, PA 19003.

Friends of Animals Condemns Fairfax County's Actions Against White-Tailed Deer

For Immediate Release: 07 December 2009

Fairfax, VA "“ Local representatives for Friends of Animals, an advocacy organization founded in 1957, will be speaking at a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting today in opposition to the bowhunting of white-tailed deer at Colvin Run and Laurel Hill. County officials have contracted with a volunteer bowhunting group in an attempt to control the deer populations.