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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Facts vhemes = visual + themesstart by dragging a predesigned vheme onto the canvas Links * Non-profit international animal advocacy organizationEstablished in New York City in 1957Working to free animals around the world from cruelty and institutionalized exploitationThe organizations headquarters is in Darien, ConnecticutWith additional offices in New York and Denver, Colorado The organization was founded by Alice Herrington in 1956 to protect cats and dogs."To that end it offered low-cost spaying and neutering services to cut down the number of strays across the country. In 1981, the organization lobbied with United Action for Animals for the introduction in Congress of the Research Modernization Act. This bill sought to develop alternatives to animal testing in research, along with the development of a National Center for Alternatives Research.In 2006, the organization came to the defense of operators of Primarily Primates, a sanctuary near San Antonio, Texas, that housed "hundreds of chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals that had outlived their usefulness as research subjects, movie props or pets."[6] After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals intervened, control of the sanctuary was put into the control of a receiver by way of an emergency injunction. Friends of Animals paid the legal bills of the operators, who were trying to get control back of their sanctuary.[6] Eventually Friends of Animals got more involved with the sanctuary, and now list the sanctuary as one of their programs.[7] Friends of Animals
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