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IDA Offers $3,500 To Catch Louisiana Cat Killers

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Caretakers find nearly two dozen cats shot Ethel, La. (November 20, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot a group of nearly two dozen cats, injuring 8 […]

IDA Offers $3,500 In Horse Killing

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A young stallion’s throat was cut and his body illegally dumped San Joaquin County, Calif. (November 8, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever slit the throat of a young […]

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The 19th Guardian City

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On both June 19th and July 10th, 2012, Richmond, CA made history. Richmond is the first city ever to not only change their own animal related ordinances to completely replace “owner” with “guardian” everywhere the term appears in relation to an animal companion, but to additionally recommend that the county of which they are a […]

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Guardian City Looks Ahead

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In Parma, Ohio, thousands of people and their companion animals were on hand to watch 97 floats and hundreds of policeman, firemen, city officials, organizations, and citizens wind their way through the streets of the 7th largest city in Ohio. Sirens blared, candy was thrown, and people cheered for one of the largest Independence Day […]

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The Bea Arthur Award goes to…

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In Defense of Animals (IDA) is pleased to announce the award of $5,000.00 to the C.A.R.E. 4Pets Sanctuary, made possible by a bequest to IDA from legendary actress and animal advocate Beatrice Arthur. The awards will be distributed annually in celebration of Bea’s May 13 birthday. C.A.R.E. is our first recipient.  The C.A.R.E. (Cat & […]

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Victory! Bill To Ban Hunting With Hounds Passes Committee!

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In California, hounds are used for hunting black bears and bobcats. This inhumane practice is called “hounding” and uses packs of radio-collared dogs to chase down frightened bears and bobcats, sometimes for many miles, until the animal nears exhaustion and is forced up a tree. When the dogs stop running, the trophy hunter knows that […]

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Meat Will Kill You!

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A major new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) concluded that eating just a small, three-ounce serving of red meat per day increases risk of death by 13%, and eating processed meat daily increases mortality rate by 20%. In other words, you are 20% more likely to die if you eat just […]

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Conscious Eating Conference

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In Defense of Animals co-hosted the first annual Conscious Eating Conference at the University of California, Berkeley on February 18, 2012. Seven expert speakers from across the United States offered presentations on “sustainable”, “humane” and “local” alternatives to animal products. Participants were treated to an organic, vegan continental breakfast including tasty cinnamon buns, and delicious […]