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Albany Animal Advocates Invited to Feb. 11th Press Conference

Circle your calendars, please, for a 12:30 pm press conference on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the Capitol's Legislative Office Building in Albany on the subject of Holley, New York's Squirrel-Killing Contest on Feb. 16, 2013.

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, FoA NY Director
office: 212-247-8120
cell: 917-940-2725

Animal Activists Protest Squirrel Hunting Contest

From the Niagara Falls Reporter

By Frank Parlato

An "animal advocacy group" called Friends of Animals (FoA), founded in 1957, announced that its members plan to "descend" on Holley, N.Y., on Saturday, Feb. 16, to protest the town's 7th Annual "Hazzard County Squirrel Slam."

Holley is a village in the Town of Murray in Orleans County with a population of 1,800.

Dead Squirrel Contest for Cash & Guns?

Friends of Animals Protests at Holley Fire House
Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 pm - 6 pm

New York -- Friends of Animals (FoA), an international animal advocacy group founded in New York in 1957, is descending on Holley, NY on Saturday, Feb. 16, outside the Holley Fire Department from 3 pm - 6 pm to protest the town's annual "Squirrel Slam," -- a squirrel-shooting contest for children and adults under the guise of raising money for the Holley Fire Department.

Advocates, Scarsdale Officials Continue To Talk Geese

Although no final decision has been made yet, animal advocates and village officials continue to debate the Canada geese issue.

Scarsdale Patch

By Lisa Gentes-Hunt


The Canada Geese here in Scarsdale are keeping the debate between village officials and animal advocates alive.

Selling a New Generation on Guns

The New York Times

Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.

Scarsdale Gets Heat For Plan To Kill Pesky Canada Geese

The Daily Voice

by Zak Failla

SCARSDALE, N.Y. "“ While Canada geese continue to befoul the pond near the Scarsdale Public Library, village officials have come under fire for their plan to extinguish them in the summer.

Friends of Animals Presses Scarsdale Officials

To Kill Its Horrid Scheme to Hammer Geese

New York-The town of Scarsdale, NY announced it's hiring USDA agents next summer to extinguish the few Canada geese who reside at the pond near Scarsdale's library, and Friends of Animals, an animal advocacy group founded in 1957, is intervening to defend the native geese.

Edita Birnkrant, NY Director of Friends of Animals says, "Canada geese, a bird native to North America, should live free of harassment and harm in Scarsdale, and throughout its range."

'Friends of Animals' latest to criticize deer cull at Vassar College

Mid-Hudson News Network
Poughkeepsie "“ Animal rights group Friends of Animals Wednesday blasted Vassar College for its deer cull.

Group New York Director Edita Birnkrant called the decision to shoot the deer herd "ludicrous" and said it goes against the grain of what the school stands for.