pnbsp;/ppAre you a member yet? If not, we sure hope yoursquo;ll consider joining now. Wersquo;ve been advocating for animals since 1957, and we wonrsquo;t stop until wersquo;ve fulfilled our promise to animals: to end exploitation, wherever and however it occurs. Wersquo;ve got our work cut out for us. And we hope yoursquo;ll join us./ppimg alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/donate%20collage.jpg” style=”width: 700px; height: 140px; margin: 8px;” //pp style=”text-align: center;”span style=”font-size:20px;”strongDid you know?/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: center;”nbsp;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanFriends of Animals was the first, and largest, a href=””spay and neuter program/a in the US? Wersquo;ve prevented millions of unwanted animals from entering overcrowded shelters and/or being put to death. Wersquo;re still helping individuals, families and rescue groups spay and neuter 35,000+ dogs and cats per year;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanWe manage a primate sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas called a href=”” target=”_blank”Primarily Primates/a, which cares for about 450 animalsmdash;yes, mostly primates, but we also have two stunning aviaries, a few cows, some free-living deer and more;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanFriends of Animalsrsquo; innovative a href=”” target=”_blank”Wildlife Law Program/a fills a niche between animal and environmental activism. Animal activists often fail to utilize the array of local, state, federal and international environmental laws as a means to protect the rights of animals to live free from human interference;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanWe sponsor the remarkable Ca href=””himpanzee Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia/a in Africa. This incredible project has been in existence for more than three decades and its Africarsquo;s longest running chimp rehabilitation project;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanOur a href=”″second project in Africa/a funds the protection and recovery of three endangered African antelope species. FoA has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a recovery program for the Scimitar-horned Oryx and Dama Gazelle in Senegal;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanWe a href=””advocate for a compassionate diet/a, which respects animals. Wersquo;ve published two delicious vegan cookbooks, which are available on our website. And if you arenrsquo;t vegan, wersquo;re here to help./ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanFriends of Animals has been a leading figure in the movement to a href=””end the exploitation of fur-bearing animals/a. FoArsquo;s investigators produced the first ever footage of the shocking reality of life and death on a U.S. fur farm. Stark images of minksrsquo; necks being broken stunned the audience of 60 Minutes and galvanized support for the anti-fur movement.nbsp;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanFoA has been on the front lines, advocating for a ban on the use of horse-drawn carriages in cities throughout the U.S. We are working closely with legislators in NYC to get a bill passed that will free the horses and place them in sanctuaries;/ppbull;span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space:pre” /spanFor the last two years, we have protested the gruesome ldquo;Squirrel Slamrdquo; killing contest in Holley, N.Y., and have advocated for legislation to make these killing contests illegal in the state of New York./ppnbsp;/ppThatrsquo;s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Our members are important to usmdash;not only because it costs money to do this important work; but also because our members serve as eyes, ears and advocates for animals. Friends of Animals is a community of animal lovers./ppa href=””Click here to join today./a Your support is needed and important to us./ppnbsp;/pdivnbsp;/div