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FoA Presentation at San Francisco's VegFest 2014

Friends of Animals’ Campaigns Director, Edita Birnkrant, gave the hard-hitting presentation, "Is It Enough to Say 'Go Vegan' or 'End Factory Farming?" at the San Francisco World Vegetarian Festival on Oct. 12, 2014.

FoA Attends Festival of Vegan Living at CAS

On Saturday, Friends of Animals participated in the “13th Annual Shindig Festival of Vegan Living” at Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York. People of all ages celebrated compassionate living throughout the day by stopping at education stations with rescued animals throughout the sanctuary, like the one that read “Learn About Cows,” where a staff member talked about the horrors of the dairy industry as cows and calves mingled with attendees. 

San Francisco World Veg Festival

Friends of Animals is a proud sponsor of San Francisco's 15th annual World Veg Festival 

Edita Birnkrant, Campaigns Director of FoA, will be giving a lecture at the festival entitled "Is it Enough to say 'End Factory Farming' or 'Go Vegan'?" and will address issues including opposing the notion of "humane" animal products, the disastarous effects of palm oil on the world's rainforests, and the vital importance of protecting and advocating for wildlife. 

Friends of Animals to participate in Cleveland VegFest

Friends of Animals (FoA) has been chosen as one of the organizations to provide insight on embracing a plant-based lifestyle on June 7 at the Cleveland VegFest, presented by the Cleveland Vegan Society. 

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival



Join us at the 2014 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival on March 1st and 2nd from 11am to 6pm both days.

Friends of Animals Fundraiser Dinner at Cafe Blossom

We hope you'll join us for our fundraiser dinner at Cafe Blossom on January 29th!

15% of the proceeds will go to FoA and help us continue with our lifesaving work. 

Make a reservation by calling 212-875-2600 or going online right here and be sure to tell them you're with Friends of Animals! 

The event will last from 5-10 pm with last seating at 9:30 pm.

EVEN Interview With Priscilla Feral

The Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) interviewed FoA president, Priscilla Feral, about her thoughts on veganism, activism and more:


EVEN: How did veganism become part of your life? 

How to Go Vegan

New York Times Blog


When I first heard former President Bill Clinton talk about his vegan diet, I was inspired to make the switch myself. After all, if a man with a penchant for fast-food burgers and Southern cooking could go vegan, surely I could too.


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.