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Put an end to ‘Battle of the Rays’ and all animal killing contests in Maryland

Friends of Animals is horrified to learn from the Fish Feel organization that on Saturday, June 13, dozens of men pointlessly killed hundreds of harmless cownose rays––among the smallest and most innocuous members of the shark family––near the mouth of the Patuxent River on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

More than 100 bow fishers in dozens of boats participated and cash prizes went to hunters who killed the heaviest rays. 

Say NO to Captive Primate Safety Act

August 26. 2014
For Immediate Release 


Say No to Wild Horse Oversight Act

Did you know Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has introduced ominous legislation that would give Western states and Indian Tribes the option to take over the management of wild horses and burros? However, in the past, state and tribal control has meant slaughter for these magnificent animals. 

The Wild Horse Oversight Act of 2014 claims it will preserve all protections under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, yet allow states to implement horse and burro management plans that address the specific needs of their own state. 

Patrolling a NYC Bird “Refuge” to Protect Canada Geese

Patrolling a NYC Bird "Refuge" to Protect Canada Geese from Killer USDA Agents


Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, the only one of its kind in New York City, can no longer be called a “refuge.” 

FoA Protests to Stop the Slaughter of Canada Geese

FoA and GooseWatch NYC to Protest Canada geese slaughter in NYC

Urges Mayor De Blasio & Port Authority to Stop the War on Wildlife


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


FoA Applauds Another Victory for Mute Swans


Mute swans have not yet won the war waged against them by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, but they have won another battle.

Help Pass NY Senate Bill to Save Mute Swans


Help Pass NY Senate Bill to Save Mute Swans

Make Phone Calls Today to Protect NY’s Swans