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Hands Around the Lake

Saturday, March 26th, 12:30pm, Prospect Park Lake, Brooklyn NY
-- Enter at Vanderbilt Street & Prospect Park SW

Call Off the Slaughter & Harassment of Canada Geese

Protest Against Deer Management


CONTACT: Nancy Rice, Friends of Animals, 203-656-1522 E-mail

"Audubon donors deserve to know that their donations are funding deadly ideas, and Connecticut's people must insist that the Department of Environmental Protection stop making excuses to kill," says Nancy Rice of Friends of Animals.

Open Letter to Dale Garner, Chief, Wildlife Bureau, Iowa Division of Natural Resources

This letter is in response to the killing of a small herd of elk living in Allamakee County, Iowa by the Iowa Division of Natural Resource (DNR).

Despite a glaring lack of evidence that these elk are infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Iowa DNR officials state that they must kill the elk in order to prevent this disease from spreading. However, no disease is controlled by slaughtering animals who aren't infected with it.

Help Give a Carriage Horse a Valentine: Freedom

By Edita Birnkrant and Dustin Garrett Rhodes


Friends of Animals, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Heart for Animals and New York City activists are holding a demonstration and outreach effort to implore the public to boycott the abusive, dangerous and decidedly unromantic horse-drawn carriage industry on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 5:30pm. (Central Park South & Fifth Avenue, at the northwest corner of 59th Street.)

Urgent Alert: Help the Bison Get Home

As you read this, a group of formerly free-living bison are trapped and await their fate at the hands of ranchers' protectors in the U.S. government. Al Nash, spokesperson for Yellowstone National Park, has just told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that the park will announce what will be done with some of these bison by the end of this week. [ See article. ]


Groups Call on President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar to End the Round Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Activists from across the country descend on DC to join the March for Mustangs

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Cloud Foundation's Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens are calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to end the round up and confinement of wild horses and burros living on public lands in the western United States.

Group to Protest Round-Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Media Advisory

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) will be hosting the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Management's round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

Become Part of the Movement - March for the Mustangs!

When: Thursday, March 25th, 1-3pm.

Where: Lafayette Square Park, Washington, DC (located directly across from White House at 16 Street and H Street, NW).

FoA Challenges Figure Skater Johnny Weir to Stop Wearing Fur

Friends of Animals sent an open letter to Olympic hopeful Johnny Weir.

The American skater is on a quest for the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. During an interview with the New York Times, Weir boasted smugly that he "looked pretty" in his outfit, which visibly showed fur obtained from a fox on his sleeves.

Southeast Oregon Plans a Coyote Killing Derby this Weekend

Beginning this weekend, hunters in southeast Oregon will host a killing derby, where "as many coyotes as possible" will be killed for prizes such as rifles, binoculars and scopes.

According to a 13 January Big Game Hunt notice, the derby will run from 16 January through the 17th throughout Lake, Malheur, Harney, and Klamath counties. The event will be headquartered in Silver Lake, Oregon, where the final winners will be determined.