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Boycott Macy's Until They End Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

For information and interviews, contact Brandon Gittelman, Director of Media Relations, Friends of Animals, Pennsylvania Chapter: 917-328-9873; E-Mail

Action Alert: Stop Bow-Hunting Deer in Westchester & Rockland County Parks

We at Friends of Animals need your help on behalf of the deer. Westchester County plans to turn 850 acres in Lasden Park and Muscoot Farm Park into deer-killing fields for bowhunters starting November 7th. A "task force" with a pro-hunting bent concluded that there was an "overpopulation" of deer, and blamed the deer for causing ecological damage. Its members made the unprecedented decision to open up parklands where hunting was formerly prohibited.

New York Parkland Sets the Stage for Bow-Hunting Slaughter

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director
Phone: 212.247.8120

New York- Westchester County's intention to turn 850 acres of parkland over to bow-and-arrow violence on November 7th should not prevail. With Rockland County taking steps to follow this lead, Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral stated, "Deer are not causing real problems to the people of New York, but violence is."

Spare the Deer; Don't Spoil Valley Forge Park!

Event facts: Join Friends of Animals and CARE on Saturday, 1 August and Saturday, 22 August 2009, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, lower Welcome Center Parking Lot (common 1st A area), to oppose a plan to massacre the deer. The Park plans to kill 80% of them. We say: Let The Deer Be. For more about our message, click below to read the full alert.

30 July 2009

Friends of Animals Win: African Antelope Shielded From Safari Club and Trophy Tourists

For Immediate Release


Priscilla Feral, President, Friends of Animals, Darien, Connecticut
Current tel: (at Primarily Primates sanctuary): 830.755.4616, or mobile: 203.219.0428. E-mail

Mike Harris, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic,
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Tel: 303.871.6140, or mobile: 720.841.0400. Email

Ask Ecover Dishwashing Liquid Maker to Drop Dairy

Supporters of Friends of Animals are asking Ecover, maker of an internationally popular brand of dishwashing soaps, to drop dairy.


April 14th is only a month away, and momentum is building for Step It Up 2007 -- a day of rallies across the country to urge Congress to impose an 80 percent reduction in global warming pollution by 2050.

Friends of Animals will be gathering in New York City; Las Vegas, Norwalk, CT., and elsewhere. If you live near one of these locations, please join a rally. For more about this historic event, visit


Update on the Great Texas Debacle

Many people have written to ask about the latest in the Primarily Primates ordeal. By way of background for guests who are new to this controversy, the current legal predicament facing Primarily Primates ("PPI"), the pioneering Texas animal sanctuary, arose when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ("PETA") presented a case early last year in which several primates living at the refuge were named as plaintiffs. Perversely, PETA's case intended to remove animals from the country's oldest private primate refuge and place them in the custody of people who use primates in research.

PPI's response to Peta's Allegations

As the Interim Executive Director of Primarily Primates, this letter is in response to the Mary Beth Sweetland letter of October 16, 2006 sent to the Board of Directors of Friends of Animals.