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Say No to Bow Hunting for Deer on Sundays

Did you know that the General Assembly in Connecticut is again considering a bill to allow Sunday bow hunting on private lands to reduce the state’s deer population, especially in southwestern Connecticut?

Friends of Animals is opposed to controlling free-living animals through hunting or birth control. The Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection’s idea of deer overpopulation is not based on science—it is propaganda from an agency that is wedded to every licensed hunter who is their client. 

FoA leads battle to end animal killing contests in New York; war is not over

By Nicole Rivard

Holley, N.Y., sent a message to protesters Saturday during its Fire Department’s annual “Squirrel Slam,” a fundraiser that rewards adults and children for killing the heaviest squirrels. “This is our town, you can’t change us,” read a sign held by a hunting supporter.

Stop Mute Swan Slaughter in NY

Update: You can listen to our New York Director, Edita Birnkrant, on BBC World Review at the 35:15 mark, opposite a Cornell Professor of Wildlife Conservation who supports the heinous plan to kill all wild mute swans in NY State. Birnkrant defends the swans and advocates fiercely against the plan.

Audubon Betrays Swans

The mute swan was named by the United States government as the International Symbol of Peace in the 1970s. Now they have come to symbolize the war on wildlife that the government is waging and that Audubon NY condones. 

Protect Alligators. Don't "Handle" Them.

Did you know that during alligator shows, gators are roughly treated and intentionally provoked so they will demonstrate behaviors for entertainment?

Friends of Animals is calling for a boycott of the Los Angeles Boat Show, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Feb. 6-9, as long as it includes The Swampmaster Gator Show and exhibit in its lineup this year. Video of past shows depict alligators prodded with sticks, jumped on, dragged, thrown around and beat on in a shallow pool.

Deadly "Squirrel Slam" is Nuts

Did you know that the village of Holley, N.Y. is preparing for another bloodbath on Feb. 22, the day it plans to host its annual "Squirrel Slam"?

Cheers and Jeers: Week of January 13, 2014

Jeers to the Dallas Safari Club for auctioning off a black rhino hunting permit in Namibia for $350,000. The Safari Club claims the auction was done in the name of conservation to actually save the threatened black rhinoceros.  

Leave Wild Horses Untouched

Did you know that every year the federal government uses low flying helicopters to stampede thousands of wild horses into pens and clear them off public lands so that ranchers can turn a profit?

Public Forum on New York Animal Protection Issues with Senator Tony Avella

Join us on January 17th at a Public Forum hosted by New York State Senator Tony Avella to address animal protection issues in the state of New York.

The Public Forum will be an opportunity to hear from animal protection advocates, including a testimony by our New York Director, and the public about the many ways we are failing to protect animals in this state and to discuss real solutions that will result in actual changes that impact these animals’ lives.

The floor will be open to the public after the animal advocacy groups have spoken, as time permits.

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.