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Saving North African Antelopes: Friends of Animals' Priscilla Feral to Appear on CBS' 60 Minutes This Sunday

Darien, CT-Friends of Animals recently celebrated a victory for scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and dama gazelles who are routinely bred and killed on hunting ranches here in the United States. These animals, on the brink of extinction in their native homelands in northern Africa, have been the targets of paying trophy hunters seeking a thrill-kill.

Connecticut Bear Scare -- False Alarm

For Immediate Release: 11 Jan. 2012

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Contact: Nancy Rice
Friends of Animals
E-mail or Tel: 203.656.1522

Contact: Priscilla Feral,
President, Friends of Animals
E-mail or Tel: 203.656.1522

A Report From Canada: Russians Help Bring Canadian Seal Slaughter Closer to an End

Activists everywhere are cautiously applauding reports that Canada's annual seal slaughter is one step closer to the grave with the announcement that Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan won't import seal skins from Canada.

Bushmeat from Endangered Animals Feeds Hungry: Study

by Brian Clark Howard of National Geographic News

Excerpt:

Perhaps not surprisingly, not everyone is on board with that idea, either. Priscilla Feral, president of the animal rights group Friends of Animals, told News Watch via email, "When lemurs and bats are wiped out of Madagascar, do goats appear to feed children, or do plant-based diets provide the best means for feeding a hungry world?"

Deer Hunt Cancelled One Day Before Killing Was To Begin

As Friends of Animals Staffers Expose Committee Activity

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Since 1997, when Darien's First Selectman appointed the Darien Deer Management Committee with Kent Haydock as chair, the town has pursued deer "as Public Enemy Number 1," said Priscilla Feral, president of the Darien-based Friends of Animals.

Darien suspends town deer hunt indefinitely

The Darien Times

Written by Susan Shultz

Darien-based animal rights organization Friends of Animals has vocally opposed the hunt each year since it started in 2005. The organization also filed a formal complaint with the state's Freedom of Information office regarding lack of response by the town to its requests for information regarding the Deer Management Commission.

Little Red Rider and the Big Bad Wolf Hunt

The Huffington Post

by Brenda Peterson

The wolf hunt that begins this week in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana is as grim as the Grimm's fairy tale. Ever since the bloody wolf-delisting rider was slipped into a recent budget bill, this myth is driving wildlife politics. And it's still the same ending: The wolf must die. The heroic hunter rescues the grandmother and little girl. Everyone lives happily ever after, except, of course, the wild wolf.

Rally for Wolves on August 28th in Hamilton, Montana

Please join us on Sunday, August 28 in Hamilton, Montana to protest the wolf slaughter that's set to begin on September 3, 2011 in that state.

Friends of Animals is enacting a complete economic boycott of the three states that are sponsoring wolf kills-Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. We're asking our supporters not to travel to, or buy goods from, any of the offending states until wolves are not slaughtered and, once again, offered federal protection-and this includes a boycott of Yellowstone National Park, which is part of all three states.

Motion to bar Montana Idaho wolf hunts denied

San Antonio Express-News

August 25, 2011

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a request by environmental groups to halt wolf hunts that are scheduled to begin next week in Idaho and Montana.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and other groups. The groups were seeking to cancel the hunts while the court considers a challenge to congressional action in April that stripped wolves of federal protections in Montana and Idaho, and in parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah.

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