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Hunting & Wildlife Management

Trophy Hunting is Not a Form of Conservation

It was just a few years ago that Friends of Animals’ public concerns about trophy-hunting being touted as a conservation tool were dismissed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Stop a Kentucky Church from Hosting a Squirrel Killing Competition

Did you know that New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Kentucky, is slated to host a disgraceful squirrel killing contest Jan. 9? And the reward for the person who kills the most squirrels is a rifle. Friends of Animals needs your help getting this squirrel slaughter stopped. Please contact the church (270.527.

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.