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Boycott the NY Boat Show & Protest Alligator Abuse

Friends of Animals is calling for a boycott of the New York Boat Show, held at the Jacob Javits Center from Jan. 1 -5, as it is including the grotesque “Swampmaster Gator Show” and exhibit in its lineup this year and passing it off as educational. 

There are six performances scheduled, and baby alligators are also being exploited—promotional materials advertise that attendees can have their pictures taken holding the babies.

Chimpanzee Exploited in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Did you know that the movie The Wolf of Wall Street forced a chimpanzee to “act,” which can cause severe psychological damage?

Cheers and Jeers: 11/18

Cheers to the Rainforest Action Network for its efforts to remove conflict palm oil from America’s snack foods.

Deer Hunt Allowed in Devil's Den Nature Preserve

by Nicole Rivard

Did you know that The Nature Conservancy is allowing deer to be hunted at Devil’s Den nature preserve in Redding and Weston?

The Nature Conservancy calls itself a science-based organization concerned with protecting plants and animals but there doesn’t seem to be anything scientific about its upcoming limited deer hunt (Nov. 20-Dec. 10) at Devil’s Den nature preserve. 

Anti-fur demonstration at The Fur Source of NY

Please join Friends of Animals on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1pm-3pm  as we join forces with Caring Activists Against Fur (CAAF) for a lively demonstration in front of one of New York City’s most hideous furriers—The Fur Source of NY located at 3 West 57th Street, which sells every kind of fur product imaginable.  

Save the Ballona Wetlands

ALERT:  We are asking you to please add your signature to the petition below to stop The Annenberg Foundation from destroying the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve - more than 600 acres of land on the coast of Los Angeles that were already saved once from a massive development proposal.

Terrifying Midtown Carriage Horse Accident

Friends of Animals Decries Industry as “hell on earth for horses,” Renews Call for Ban

Utah Carriage-Horse Alert

Open Letter to Salt Lake City Mayor Becker and City Council:

Release Carriage Horses From A Life of Misery

August 28, 2013,


Dear Mayor Becker and City Council,

Friends of Animals, a non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1957, with many thousands of supporters, strongly urges you to ban horse-drawn carriages in Salt Lake City.