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Hunting & Wildlife Management

Protest Against Deer Management

RELEASE DATE - IMMEDIATE: March 3, 2011

CONTACT: Nancy Rice, Friends of Animals, 203-656-1522 E-mail

"Audubon donors deserve to know that their donations are funding deadly ideas, and Connecticut's people must insist that the Department of Environmental Protection stop making excuses to kill," says Nancy Rice of Friends of Animals.

Open Letter to Dale Garner, Chief, Wildlife Bureau, Iowa Division of Natural Resources

This letter is in response to the killing of a small herd of elk living in Allamakee County, Iowa by the Iowa Division of Natural Resource (DNR).

Despite a glaring lack of evidence that these elk are infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Iowa DNR officials state that they must kill the elk in order to prevent this disease from spreading. However, no disease is controlled by slaughtering animals who aren't infected with it.

Opening Arctic Refuge Only Feeds Oil Addiction

Anchorage Daily News
adn.com
COMPASS: Other points of view
By MARYBETH HOLLEMAN

If the BP Gulf of Mexico and Exxon Valdez oil spills teach us anything, it's that precious ecosystems can be forever damaged by oil.

Half a century ago this week, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower created the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve for its "unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values." Expanded and renamed, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge remains the largest and only intact Arctic ecosystem in the United States.

A case for not killing the Valley Forge deer

Philadelphia Inquirer

Officials' plan to hunt them is cruel and pointless.

By Lee Hall and Maryanne Appel

Last winter, our advocacy groups sued to save the Valley Forge deer from a plan to kill most of them, and park officials agreed to hold their fire. This year, the officials regrouped, and the shooting has begun.

To hunt or not to hunt, that is the deer question

The Connecticut Post
Makayla Silva, Staff Writer

"I do not think deer need to be called overpopulated. There is an overpopulation of people." Priscilla Feral, President of Friends of Animals

It is no coincidence the height of the white-tail deer mating season coincides with the start of the firearms hunting season in Connecticut.

Support The Right To Arm Bears Rally

Reject the Slaughter
Defend Black Bears in New Jersey
Friday, Dec. 3, 1pm-3pm
State House, Trenton, NJ

Your presence is urgently needed at a rally organized by Friends of Animals (FoA) and joined by NJ-based group Heart for Animals, on Friday, December 3rd, where we'll protest New Jersey's bear hunt directly to Gov. Chris Christie's (R-NJ) office at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey, during working hours so that critics of the mean-spirited, ignorant hunt are heard.

Deer hunting season opens today

The Hour

By CHASE WRIGHT
Hour Staff Writer

"The idea that we're going to shoot our way out of all of our problems, that ain't going to happen," said Priscilla Feral, president of the Darien-based nonprofit Friends of Animals.

Beginning today, the Devil's Den Preserve in Weston will be closed to the public on select days while deer hunting season gets under way statewide.

AN IMPORTANT DEMONSTRATION AT VALLEY FORGE PARK TO PROTEST DEER SLAUGHTER

A demonstration will be held at Valley Forge Park on Sunday November 7th from 2:00-4:00PM, in the Lower Welcome Center Parking Lot to oppose the park's deer management plan.

Valley Forge Park sets deer shoots after year's delay

UPDATE: FRIENDS OF ANIMALS AND CARE WILL HOLD A DEMONSTRATION AT THE PARK THIS SATURDAY, 9 October, 2-4 PM.

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.

Outrageous: Minnesota Hunters Unleashed on Sandhill Cranes

Friends of Animals Calls on Minnesotans and All Bird Advocates to Defend Birds

For Immediate Release: 3 Sept. 2010

Contact: Parker Lewis by EMAIL

Priscilla Feral by EMAIL

Who'd want to be an animal around us? Horses chased down with helicopters. Geese gassed in New York. And now it's a sandhill crane hunting season in Minnesota, scheduled for the 4th of September through October 10th.

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