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Close the Rift Valley Donkey Slaughterhouse

by Anita Carswell

  In Kenya, a new slaughterhouse costing approximately three million US dollars has been opened, but it’s not your typical slaughterhouse – this one is specifically for donkeys. The Chemongoch abattoir, situated in the Rift Valley area, will be able to kill roughly 100 terrified donkeys a day with the flesh expected to primarily be […]

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Remember Safety This 4th of July

by Anita Carswell

  It is shocking, but true that more animals become separated from their human families on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year! Most end up dying alone and heartbroken in unfamiliar shelters because they don’t get picked back up or found in time. It’s important to understand just how horrifying for many animals […]

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Yulin Festival Dogs Remembered

by Anita Carswell

  Today, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. We are sad and angry, and had hoped to see a change of fortune for these terribly unfortunate dogs. Despite our best efforts and those of dedicated millions of concerned people worldwide, including some amazing Chinese activists, […]

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Costco Cracks to Public Pressure Regarding Cage-Egg Cruelty

by Anita Carswell

While cage-free is certainly NOT cruelty-free, Costco’s renewed commitment to ending the use of battery cages in its supply chain is a sign of the times that consumers are becoming more and more aware of industrialized animal farming cruelty.Credit for this pledged improved treatment of hens goes primarily to HSUS, when it exposed the hellish […]

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Huge Win For Bobcats in California!

by Anita Carswell

  No bobcat trapping will happen this year in California as the ban took effect this year, rather than next year, as was a major concern of ours at In Defense of Animals and among all activists following the victory of actually winning the ban. This is very important, as the trapping season would have […]

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Huge Victory For Rabbits!

by Anita Carswell

  Whole Foods Market Stops Selling Their Bodies as Meat It has been a little over a year, and our heartfelt thanks goes to Rabbit Advocacy Network, House Rabbit Society, and SaveABunny which were the organizations on the front lines of this battle. We also want to thank all the other groups and individuals who […]