FoA in the News

60 Minutes Interviews Priscilla Feral: “Can hunting endangered animals save the species?” 




Aquarium agrees to delay beluga whale delivery amid lawsuit/ Washington Post

The Covid Mink Slaughter is a Symbol of Fur’s Inhumanity and New York City’s Inaction/ Gotham Gazette

OPINION: Wild Horses Aren’t the Problem; The BLM Is/ Pagosa Daily Post


What Makes a Good Duck Painting? The Government Suggests Some Hunting/ New York Times

Even These Collectible Stamps of Ducks Have Been Politicized in the US This Year—and Artists Are Flappin’ Mad/ Artnet News


CT animal rights group sues over new duck stamp contest rules/ Stamford Advocate

Saving the last of the largest birds on Earth/ The Hill

Organization sues to stop Mystic Aquarium from importing 5 belugas/ New London Day

U.S. commerce secretary sued in effort to stop move of whales from Marineland/CBC


Canada geese are anything but pests/ Stamford Advocate

Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting license/ Colorado Sun


A behind the scenes look at Texas’ exotic animal ranches/ National Geographic

Don’t let lawn pesticides take your breath away/ The Darien Times


DC Circuit backs rule change on big game trophy imports/ Courthouse News

New York must take the lead in closing state wet markets/ Buffalo News

Viewpoint: It’s time for state to close live animal markets/ Albany Times Union

Grass doesn’t need to be any greener/ Stamford Advocate


Attack on swans doesn’t justify attacking swans/ CT Examiner


Shut down ‘wet markets’ worldwide: A job for the United Nations/ The Daily News

Next Coronavirus right around the corner if wet markets don’t close/Fox News

EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules/ Capital Press


Jacqueline Smith: Connecticut should ban trophy hunting the Big 5/ Hearst CT Media

The rise of women hunters/ The Full Story- WSHU

Appeals court upholds plan to cull white-tailed deer population on Fire Island/ Newsday


Viewpoint: Protect African wildlife with a state trophy ban/ Albany Times Union

Ten Questions: Vegan Rockstar with Priscilla Feral

Judge Recommends New Look at Bid to List Wild Mustangs as Endangered/ Courthouse News Service

Ninth Circuit Gives Green Light to Fight Over Owl Killings/ Courthouse News Service


Critics Question Bringing More Belugas To Mystic Aquarium/ Where We Live – Connecticut Public Radio

Ninth Circuit Takes Up Debate Over Plan to Kill Oregon Owls/ Courthouse News Service


Belugas imperiled by move to Mystic Aquarium/ Hartford Courant

Forget about fur, Sundays and all days/ Daily News

October 2019

Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years/ Minneapolis Star Tribune

Owl vs. Owl: What can be Saved/ AP

Weakening of wildlife protections signals trophy hunting ban crucial to saving Africa’s Big 5/ Hartford Courant

Don’t kill bears in Connecticut for being bears/Danbury News Times

August 2019

New ban on trading wild elephants will prevent what happened at Dallas Zoo/ Culture Map Dallas

Chimps Inc. apes will remain in Tumalo/ Bend Bulletin

July 2019

Zoos Called it a Rescue. But Are the Elephants Really Safe? New York Times

Animal rights group files lawsuit over culling of Denver geese/ Fox31

June 2019

Too much space in CT is open to hunters/ Hartford Courant

May 2019

Connecticut poised to bet the first state to ban trophy hunting/ Stamford Advocate

Conservation groups sue to force federal protection of wild bison/ Missoula Current

Mink-free metropolis: New York City seeks to ban all sales on fur apparel/ Washington Times

April 2019

Stop obsessing over the perfect lawn /The Hour

Nuisance wildlife bill is overkill/ CT Mirror

March 2019

Give a sip: Stop harmful single-use plastics/ CT Mirror

It’s time to ban these medieval animal torture devices/ New London Day

Battle over bear hunt comes to state capitol/ Hartford Courant

CT black bear hunting back up for debate/

February 2019

It’s time for Connecticut to ban barbaric animal-trapping devices/ Manchester Journal Inquirer

Stop enabling African Big Five trophy hunting/ CT Mirror

Bears to residents: Won’t you be my neighbor/ Torrington Register Citizen

Duck hunting at Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach under fire/ CT Post

December 2018

An Elephant’s Personhood on Trial: A legal case involving a famous solitary elephant poses a fundamental question about animals’ rights/ The Atlantic

Block the assault on the Arctic Refuge/ CT Mirror

November 2018

Big-game hunters defend kills, say they won’t back down after receiving backlash for posting photos/ Fox News

October 2018

An increase in the bear population has led to calls for a legal hunt. But is that really safer?/ Connecticut Magazine

September 2018

Animal charity with Denver ties sues U.S. in bid to expose African elephant trophy permitting program/Denver Post

July 2018

Report Shows Trump Administration Issued Permits For Lion Trophies To Republican Donors/NPR

More lion trophy hunting permits granted under Trump Administration/ Newsweek

Dozens Of Lion Trophy Permits Issued To Hunters As Trump Rolls Back Import Hurdles/HuffPost

Momentum builds for a ban on NYC fur sales/ New York Daily News

June 2018

Why thousands of barred owls are being shot by U.S. conservationists/ CBC The Current.

May 2018

Commentary: Grazing and oil, not wild horses, degrade public lands/ The Salt Lake Tribune

April 2018

Commentary: Trump’s latest attack on the environment harms wildlife and taxpayers/ The Salt Lake Tribune

There’s no reason to allow hunting of black bears/ The Virginian-Pilot

Federal protections sought for mustangs in Montana mountains/ ABC News

March 2018

Hawk Attack Advice/ Hartford Courant

Bear Hunt Bill Shot Down/ CT Post

Connecticut Should Fear the Hunters, Not the Bears/ CT Mirror

Friends of Animals drafts legislation in New York called Save Africa’s Big 5/ Animals Today

Feb. 2018

New York should stop enabling Big 5 trophy hunting/ Albany Times Union

Friends of Animals calls for the outlaw of trophy hunting/ New York Daily News

Jan. 2018

Talking Animals: Feral, And a Friend of Animals (includes video interviews)/ Deep Roots

Lawsuit Tries To Block Roundup Of Nearly 10,000 Wild Mustangs/ CBS News Bay Area

Dec. 2017

Update: Utah man denies plans to hunt elephants, claims he sought permit to import African trophies for a filmmaking project/ Salt Lake Tribune

Permits for elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe are still being issued/ Washington Post

Nov. 2017

Keep Wild Horse Annie’s fight alive/ Reno Gazette 

Endangering the Species Act/ Salt Lake City Tribune 

February 2017

Who Speaks for the Animals?/ KGNU

May 2016

U.S. Agency ends Nevada mustang fertility project/ Capital Press 

April 2016

Senate Bans Importing Lions, Others under Cecil’s Law/ Capital Watch 

March 2016

Animal-rights group moves to block zoos’ elephant import/ Wichita Eagle 

February 2016

Animal-rights group steps up efforts to half import of elephants to Dallas Zoo/ Dallas Morning News

Animal rights group sues to prevent US zoos from importing African elephants/ UK Independent