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Friends of Animals Urges Canada to Support Increased Polar Bear Protections

Calls decision to oppose the proposal "reckless"

Friends of Animals today urged the Canadian government to reverse its decision to oppose greater international protections for polar bears.

Southeast Oregon Plans a Coyote Killing Derby this Weekend

Beginning this weekend, hunters in southeast Oregon will host a killing derby, where "as many coyotes as possible" will be killed for prizes such as rifles, binoculars and scopes.

According to a 13 January Big Game Hunt notice, the derby will run from 16 January through the 17th throughout Lake, Malheur, Harney, and Klamath counties. The event will be headquartered in Silver Lake, Oregon, where the final winners will be determined.

"It's a Victory": U.S. Officials Call Off Deer-Control Plan at Valley Forge National Park

Valley Forge deer shoot postponed

Philadelphia Inquirer
By Jeff Gammage
Staff Writer

National Park Service officials have called off this winter's long-planned and highly controversial deer kill at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Friends of Animals Condemns Fairfax County's Actions Against White-Tailed Deer

For Immediate Release: 07 December 2009

Fairfax, VA "“ Local representatives for Friends of Animals, an advocacy organization founded in 1957, will be speaking at a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting today in opposition to the bowhunting of white-tailed deer at Colvin Run and Laurel Hill. County officials have contracted with a volunteer bowhunting group in an attempt to control the deer populations.

As Hunting Season Begins in Connecticut, So Do the Lies and Misinformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Priscilla Feral
Phone: (203) 656-1522

Darien,CT--"Each year, apologists for hunting are pressed to justify their violent, unethical deer-killing schemes bolstered by state wildlife agencies which profit from hunting," says Friends of Animal's president, Priscilla Feral.

How North African Antelopes Have Lived and Died in Texas

Act'ionLine Autumn 2009

by Priscilla Feral

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The Y.O. Ranch is a Texas legend. It began with a young immigrant from Alsace-Lorraine named Charles Schreiner, who, according to its promotional materials, single-handedly "fought outlaws, Indians, and Mother Nature." Schreiner's descendants still run the cattle ranch, talking up their role in what they call the conservation of Texas Longhorn cattle.

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

Do you want Fairfield's Open Space areas to become killing fields?

The Connecticut town of Fairfield's Conservation Commission subcommittee on "deer management" is pushing to kill deer in the town of Fairfield. Members have used scare tactics and misinformation to promote a violent and ineffective assault on innocent animals. We expect they'll recruit hunters to shoot deer, as the state DEP is anxious to provide hunting opportunities in Fairfield County due to plummeting numbers of licensed hunters.

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

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

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

Will Maryland's Latest Attack Mean Mute Swans Will Be Gone Forever? We must intervene now.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) insists on wiping out the Mute swans, The Baltimore Sun now reports.

In what many believe will be the final word in a long fight, Secretary of Natural Resources John Griffin on Monday (8 June 2009) accepted the report of a hunter-dominated task force on the swans, saying that his staff is "unfortunately compelled" to continue population control efforts on the fewer than 500 birds still living on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

That means shooting adults or snapping their necks, and shaking eggs to kill the embryos.

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