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APNewsBreak: US appeals court allows wolf hunts

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months.

The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring.

Wolves to the Slaughter

The American Prospect

by Christopher Ketcham

March 13, 2012

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story-until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber kills cougar bill

Great news!

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Governor Kitzhaber has informed Rep. Sprenger, the sponsor of the bill HB 4119 to repeal Measure 18 and bring hound hunting of cougars back, that he has no intention of signing it!

Please contact the Governor online or call 503-378-4582 and thank him for stepping up to the plate for Oregon voters and cougars.

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.

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