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The Animal Friends and Defenders[1] (abbreviated A.F.A.D.) was a pre-War organization dedicated to protecting animals and the environment against corporations.[2]


A.F.A.D. had a special focus on the work that was carried out at Nuka-World, and would often disturb people and work at Safari Adventure. They often wore animal masks, various animal tattoos, and on occasion, full animal suits.[1] In early 2077, Dr. Hein's Chryslus Corvega was vandalized and filled with manure. "Stop the torture!" was also painted across the security door of the Welcome Center on February 27, 2077.[3]

In the early hours of October 23, 2077, the day of the Great War, a member sent a message by phone to Dr. Hein posing as an employee who required assistance in treating an injured escaped animal at the Angry Anaconda construction site.[4] At least four members of the A.F.A.D., Chipmunk, Rabbit, Robin, and Mouse then held Dr. Hein hostage.[5] At some point, the Nuka-World security team was alerted to the situation.[6] However, the bombs fell before the crisis could be resolved.



A.F.A.D. is a reference to the real-life organization known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.


A.F.A.D. is mentioned in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.


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