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Spare the Deer; Don't Spoil Valley Forge Park!

Event facts: Join Friends of Animals and CARE on Saturday, 1 August and Saturday, 22 August 2009, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, lower Welcome Center Parking Lot (common 1st A area), to oppose a plan to massacre the deer. The Park plans to kill 80% of them. We say: Let The Deer Be. For more about our message, click below to read the full alert.

30 July 2009

Friends of Animals Win: African Antelope Shielded From Safari Club and Trophy Tourists

For Immediate Release


Priscilla Feral, President, Friends of Animals, Darien, Connecticut
Current tel: (at Primarily Primates sanctuary): 830.755.4616, or mobile: 203.219.0428. E-mail

Mike Harris, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic,
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Tel: 303.871.6140, or mobile: 720.841.0400. Email

Ask Ecover Dishwashing Liquid Maker to Drop Dairy

Supporters of Friends of Animals are asking Ecover, maker of an internationally popular brand of dishwashing soaps, to drop dairy.


April 14th is only a month away, and momentum is building for Step It Up 2007 -- a day of rallies across the country to urge Congress to impose an 80 percent reduction in global warming pollution by 2050.

Friends of Animals will be gathering in New York City; Las Vegas, Norwalk, CT., and elsewhere. If you live near one of these locations, please join a rally. For more about this historic event, visit


Update on the Great Texas Debacle

Many people have written to ask about the latest in the Primarily Primates ordeal. By way of background for guests who are new to this controversy, the current legal predicament facing Primarily Primates ("PPI"), the pioneering Texas animal sanctuary, arose when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ("PETA") presented a case early last year in which several primates living at the refuge were named as plaintiffs. Perversely, PETA's case intended to remove animals from the country's oldest private primate refuge and place them in the custody of people who use primates in research.

PPI's response to Peta's Allegations

As the Interim Executive Director of Primarily Primates, this letter is in response to the Mary Beth Sweetland letter of October 16, 2006 sent to the Board of Directors of Friends of Animals.

Pomegranates are Wonderful; Animal Testing Isn't

Friends of Animals Boycotts Juice Company

Friends of Animals members and supporters have spoken. And they don't want animal testing in their pomegranate juice.

FoA has called for a boycott of POM Wonderful brand juices until the company and its profits cease to be implicated in animal research or testing.

Update on Connecticut Alert

This important update is on status of two bills before the Connecticut General Assembly, "An Act Concerning Monk Parakeets" and "An Act Concerning Limited Sunday Hunting."

Oil Drilling Stripped From Defense Spending Bill

Yesterday, the Senate refused to include oil drilling in a $453.5 billion defense spending bill. Senators voted 56-44 against passage. The bill, which also includes disaster relief and military funding, would have opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

This is a true victory for the ecosystem of the Refuge and the animals residing there. We at Friends of Animals thank the lawmakers and commend all people who worked quickly to oppose the troubling provision. It's now time to discuss real lifestyle changes and fresh energy policies.

Update: Arctic Refuge Rally on Capitol Hill

As a congressional vote on whether to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nears, Friends of Animals joined activists from across the nation at a Washington, D.C. rally on the Capitol lawn 20 September. The theme of the rally was "Don't drill, storm Capitol Hill."

Activists heeded the call, going en masse to the halls of Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers that we will never be able to drill our way to energy independence, and that we must protect the coastal plain in its natural state.