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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.

Take Action to Save NYC’s Canada Geese

Call Mayor Bloomberg's office at 212.788.3000 and demand an end to the slaughter of Canada geese in parks that began Tuesday, June 19th. Families of geese and newly born goslings are being seized from parks; including the goose family pictured at Inwood Hill Park just a week before USDA agents rounded them up for gas chambers.

As NYC Goose Slaughter Begins, Friends of Animals Strikes Back at Mayor Bloomberg

If You Love Prairie Dogs, You Need To Read This!

by Michael Harris

Prairie dogs are some of the most intelligent and social animals on earth. Sadly, they are also one of a number of animal species subject to brutal and intentional human destruction.