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Hunting & Wildlife Management

Group to Protest Round-Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Media Advisory

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) will be hosting the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Management's round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

Open Letter on Horses & Burros to Ken Salazar

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Dear Secretary Salazar,

On behalf of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization founded in 1957, I urge you to end roundups of free-roaming horses and burros. I also call on you to halt plans to move mustangs from their home territories in order to store them in the Midwestern and Eastern United States--or anywhere else.

Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians Sue to Protect Free-Living Cockatoos, Parrots and Parakeets

2 March 2010

Hyacinth macaw

DARIEN, CT / SANTA FE, NM / WASHINGTON, DC, US -- Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians today sued Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of Interior, for failing to determine that twelve species of parrots, macaws, and cockatoos are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

WildEarth Guardians, Friends of Animals Demand a Future for the Last Indigenous US Parrots

Friends of Animals joined WildEarth Guardians in filing a ten-page Injunction and Complaint for a Declaratory Judgment this month against Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"), 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., and the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. 706(1) & 706(2)(A), to secure a recovery plan for Thick-billed Parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).

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

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


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.