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Canadas seal hunt to close early after low harvest

Sydney Morning Herald Online

by Michel Comte

A lack of sea ice in one of the warmest Canadian winters on record and a European boycott have ruined what was to be a banner seal hunt off Canada's Atlantic coast this month, according to officials and sealers.

Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea last month increased by 50,000 the allowable catch of harp seals this season to 330,000, in defiance of a ban on seal products by the European Union.

Legislature rejects game board pick after wolf-skinning video surfaces

[Legal question pressed by Friends of Animals: Will this rejection of the fur tanner, trap-seller, etc. invalidate the Board of Game's vote and thus Proposal 63 to eliminate the buffer zone for wolves around Denali National Park?]

KTUU Television Breaking News

by Jeremy Hsieh
The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Legislature has rejected the appointment of Al Barrette to the Board of Game.

March for Mustangs Rally

Friends of Animals hosted the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Managements round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

A press conference and rally took place on Thursday, 25 March at 1 pm in Lafayette Square Park, followed by a march to the Department of the Interior building (17th and C Streets, N.W.), where FoA President Priscilla Feral personally delivered an open letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging him to end the round up and confinement of these animals.

March for Mustangs Presentation

Priscilla Feral
Priscilla Feral

Lafayette Park - 25th March 2010

Good afternoon!

I want to welcome everyone to March for Mustangs!

It is so important that you could join us today. My name is Priscilla Feral. I am the President of Friends of Animals, an international advocacy group founded in 1957. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and exploitation in the United States and internationally.

Groups Call on President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar to End the Round Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Activists from across the country descend on DC to join the March for Mustangs

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Cloud Foundation's Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens are calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to end the round up and confinement of wild horses and burros living on public lands in the western United States.

Group to Protest Round-Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Media Advisory

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) will be hosting the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Management's round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

Open Letter on Horses & Burros to Ken Salazar

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Dear Secretary Salazar,

On behalf of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization founded in 1957, I urge you to end roundups of free-roaming horses and burros. I also call on you to halt plans to move mustangs from their home territories in order to store them in the Midwestern and Eastern United States--or anywhere else.

Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians Sue to Protect Free-Living Cockatoos, Parrots and Parakeets

2 March 2010

parrot
Hyacinth macaw

DARIEN, CT / SANTA FE, NM / WASHINGTON, DC, US -- Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians today sued Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of Interior, for failing to determine that twelve species of parrots, macaws, and cockatoos are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

WildEarth Guardians, Friends of Animals Demand a Future for the Last Indigenous US Parrots

Friends of Animals joined WildEarth Guardians in filing a ten-page Injunction and Complaint for a Declaratory Judgment this month against Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"), 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., and the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. 706(1) & 706(2)(A), to secure a recovery plan for Thick-billed Parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).

Friends of Animals Urges Canada to Support Increased Polar Bear Protections

Calls decision to oppose the proposal "reckless"

Friends of Animals today urged the Canadian government to reverse its decision to oppose greater international protections for polar bears.

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