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Friends of Animals, Philadelphia Advocates For the Deer Oppose Efforts to Throw Parks Open to Sunday Hunting

9 June 2011

PENNSYLVANIA MEMBER ALERT:

PHILADELPHIA AND CHESTER COUNTY "“ Today, Thursday 9 June, at an out-of-the-way resort hotel in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a hearing to discuss ending the prohibition on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. The hearing will begin at 6.30 pm at Seven Springs Mountain Resort (777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622).

Tell Nevada: Wild horses ARE wildlife "“ let them have water!

Oppose AB 329

A bill that has reached the Nevada State Senate seeks to re-define the word "wildlife," stripping protections for wild horses and burros, and eliminating any mandate that allows them... water.

Merriam-Webster defines wildlife as follows: living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated.

But Nevada lawmakers have introduced AB 329, which seeks to exclude wild horses and burros from that definition in the context of water resources:

Wolves Need Your Help NOW

The current budget bill before Congress contains a provision that will take gray wolves off the Endangered Species List in Montana and Idaho. Animal advocates only have a short time to speak out. Currently, there isn't a Senator who has introduced an amendment that will remove this deadly rider from the budget bill.

Hands Around the Lake

Saturday, March 26th, 12:30pm, Prospect Park Lake, Brooklyn NY
-- Enter at Vanderbilt Street & Prospect Park SW

Call Off the Slaughter & Harassment of Canada Geese

Protest Against Deer Management

RELEASE DATE - IMMEDIATE: March 3, 2011

CONTACT: Nancy Rice, Friends of Animals, 203-656-1522 E-mail

"Audubon donors deserve to know that their donations are funding deadly ideas, and Connecticut's people must insist that the Department of Environmental Protection stop making excuses to kill," says Nancy Rice of Friends of Animals.

Open Letter to Dale Garner, Chief, Wildlife Bureau, Iowa Division of Natural Resources

This letter is in response to the killing of a small herd of elk living in Allamakee County, Iowa by the Iowa Division of Natural Resource (DNR).

Despite a glaring lack of evidence that these elk are infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Iowa DNR officials state that they must kill the elk in order to prevent this disease from spreading. However, no disease is controlled by slaughtering animals who aren't infected with it.

Help Give a Carriage Horse a Valentine: Freedom

By Edita Birnkrant and Dustin Garrett Rhodes

 Freedom

Friends of Animals, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Heart for Animals and New York City activists are holding a demonstration and outreach effort to implore the public to boycott the abusive, dangerous and decidedly unromantic horse-drawn carriage industry on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 5:30pm. (Central Park South & Fifth Avenue, at the northwest corner of 59th Street.)

Urgent Alert: Help the Bison Get Home

As you read this, a group of formerly free-living bison are trapped and await their fate at the hands of ranchers' protectors in the U.S. government. Al Nash, spokesperson for Yellowstone National Park, has just told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that the park will announce what will be done with some of these bison by the end of this week. [ See article. ]

Background

Groups Call on President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar to End the Round Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Activists from across the country descend on DC to join the March for Mustangs

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Cloud Foundation's Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens are calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to end the round up and confinement of wild horses and burros living on public lands in the western United States.

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