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Vegetarian Times - December 2012

From VT's Annual Charity Guide

by Aurelia d'Andrea


What: Whether working to protect endangered species from canned hunts (in which animals are kept in confined areas) or facilitate low-cost spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs, Friends of Animals has been at the forefront of animal advocacy since 1957.

Collared Female Alpha Wolf in Lamar Canyon Group Shot & Killed

Buffer Zone Around Yellowstone Park Needed to Stop Wolf Slaughter

A collared female alpha wolf, named "06," and part of the famous tourist-drawing Lamar Canyon wolf group in Yellowstone National Park was shot and killed by a Wyoming hunter on December 7th, 2012.

Friends of Animals Calls for Boycott Until Basso Ditches the Real Fur

QVC's Star Faux-Fur Designer Dennis Basso Profits from Massive Animal Exploitation through His Multinational Fur Empire

NYC Wildlife Being Injured and Killed

The October 18th Metro newspaper reports an alarming number of Canada geese and other wildlife being injured and killed by unknown persons with blow guns in a New York City Park in the Bronx. Park officials report that "hunting" the animals in parks with blow guns by members of the public is becoming more popular.

Breaking News: Seal Pups in Quebec Aquarium Safe from Slaughter

Aquarium des ÃŽles plans to release two seal pups at sea in response to public outrage at impending kill

After public outcry in response to Friends of Animals' September 14th action alert urging the public to demand that the Aquarium des ÃŽles in Quebec, Canada, stop its senseless plan to slaughter two seal pups, Zak and Mika, whom they'd captured last spring, the Aquarium has released a statement today.

Action Needed RIGHT NOW to Stop the Execution of Two Seal Pups in Quebec on Saturday

An aquatic zoo in Quebec, Canada, the Aquarium des ÃŽles, captured two seal pups last spring, knowing full-well that they wouldn't be released, planning to simply kill the pups at the end of their season when they closed - which is tomorrow: Saturday, September 15th.

Calls are needed IMMEDIATELY: (418) 937-2277

Please tell them they need to do whatever they can to save the seals, either rehabilitated to be released, or sent to a marine animal sanctuary.

Vancouver Video Game Company Glorifies Illegal Cockfighting

Sleeping Dogs, a violent video game from Vancouver-based United Front Games features an "Achievement" in the game whereby the player bets on a cockfight.

Cockfighting is illegal in Canada and the US, and it's a vile, demoralizing gambling spectacle outlawed in many other countries. Cockfighting is a dreadful experience for roosters, as they're forced to attack each other until one dies, often with blades attached to their legs, resulting in mutilations.

New Jersey Alert Legislative Alert for Deer & Forests

New Jersey's deer and state forests are in peril due to two pieces of legislation currently pending in the New Jersey Senate & Assembly. Your prompt calls are needed to protect both the deer and their habitat, the forest, from this grotesque legislative attack led by New Jersey Senator Bob Smith (D-17).

751 Geese Slaughtered in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge-Ordered by Senator Gillibrand

For Immediate Release

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals 917.940.2725;

New Yorkers Protest at Gillibrand's Office Door, July 17

When: Tuesday, July 17, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Where: 780 3rd Avenue, between 49th & 49th Streets-Senator Gillibrand's Office

New Yorkers Rally at Mayor Bloomberg's Mansion to Save Canada Geese in City Parks

Canada Goose

As Goose Slaughter Looms, Advocates Demand Protection for Urban Wildlife

When: Wednesday, June 27 2012, 6-8pm

Where: Mayor Bloomberg's Mansion: 17 East 79th Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals 917.940.2725; EMAIL