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Bear in CT acts “too friendly”...gets death sentence from wildlife officials

It seems like Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is itching for bear-hunting season to begin. The department announced over the weekend their intentions to kill a wild black bear they believe has become “too friendly” with hikers. 

Cheers and Jeers

When Walter Palmer announced his intentions to re-open his dental practice in Minnesota yesterday, CNN asked “What will his first day back at work be like?”...personally, we hoped it would be horrendous. And it looks like our wish came true given the presence of protesters, cameras and journalists made sure his day at the office was anything but business as usual as he returned to work today.  

Cecil 'Hunt' Like Calling Prostitution a Date

Cecil 'Hunt' Like Calling Prostitution a Date

Nick Jans / USA TODAY / August 9, 2015

We’ve already made the transition into a pay-per-kill experience.

FoA joins forces to file suit to protect Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona

A coalition of local, regional and national conservation watchdog groups including Friends of Animals (FoA) filed suit today to ensure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) adopts policies that give endangered Mexican gray wolves a fair shot at recovery in their historic U.S. range. 

Say No to Sunday Bow-Hunting For Deer

Friends of Animals (FoA) needs your help to stop a bill that would allow deer hunting on Sundays in Connecticut from being passed in the Senate. Current law prohibits Sunday hunting. Please contact Senate President Martin Looney using this form or call his office at 860-240-8614, and also contact your state Senators, and tell them not to support the bill.

Take Action to make frog killing contests illegal in Tennessee

Because there are no laws in Tennessee protecting amphibians or reptiles from heinous killing contests, the DeKalb County Young Farmers and Ranchers are once again encouraging their peers to murder hundreds of frogs in the name of a fundraiser to create an agricultural scholarship for a DeKalb County student.

Florida Bears Under Fire

It’s been less than three years since Florida removed the black bear from its endangered and threatened species list—so we find it unbearable that the state is now poised to open a hunting season that would allow hundreds of Sunshine State bears to be killed this year. That’s why we have a jeer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff, who will present next week a series of recommendations and options for controlling Florida's bear population.

Be Smart. Support the Bear Smart Bill

Friends of Animals presses its New Jersey members to be smart and support S687—the Bear Smart Bill—by urging members of the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee to vote in favor of the bill and release it for further action.