Celebrating Earth Day 2020

Celebrating Earth Day 2020

Dear Friends,

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, amid this difficult time amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the ways we have been working since our founding in 1957 to protect vulnerable species and animals threatened by exploitation around the world. From our ground-breaking work as the most comprehensive low-cost spay/ neuter program in the country to our legal action in protecting vulnerable species to our primate sanctuary in Texas and African chimpanzee sanctuary in River Gambia National Park and our advocacy of a vegan lifestyle to safeguard animals and our planet, we have put habitat protection at the core of our mission.

We value your commitment to our cause and thank you for your support in helping us continue Friends of Animals work.

Priscilla Feral, President, Friends of Animals







Be Less Trashy

 Did you know that less than 10 percent of the plastic you put in your recycling bin gets recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills and the ocean, endangering countless wildlife and marine mammals? But there are easy ways to be a less throw-away consumer. Here’s 20 tips from our upcoming Action Line. 


8 Ways to make your Backyard Wildlife-Friendly

Your backyard, no matter the size, can become a haven for birds, butterflies and small wildlife.  With a few key plantings and a water source, you can help the Earth by welcoming pollinators. Here’s how.



Vote for the Planet and All of its Inhabitants

If you’re a self-described climate activist, you likely know that curbing carbon emissions helps offset global temperatures increasing 2-3 degrees Celsius to avert dust bowl conditions. Yet, we haven’t had a serious effort to negotiate a binding global climate treaty and it’s high time to take the long view, FoA President Priscilla Feral urges in her In My View column. 


It’s Not Easy Being Green

Frogs are bioindicators, living organisms that are sensitive to change in their environment so they give us an idea on the health of ecosystems. They also eat bugs that prompt people who want the perfect garden to turn to pesticides, which are harmful to the environment. Action Line Editor Nicole Rivard grew up fascinated by frogs and in her newest On the Frontlines blog explores ways to make it easier for frogs to be green. 



Join the Change, One Lawn at a Time

In the past, a well-manicured lawn was a status symbol. But perfect lawns promoted by pesticides puts kids, pets and pollinators in harm’s way. So Friend of Animals has started an effort to change this in its home community and you can too. Read here about Pesticide Free Rowayton and how you can make your community safer one lawn at a time.