When the “Celebration” Ends, the Torture Continues

by Web Team

  Various festivals in Asia prompt an increase in the number of dogs eaten. Sadly, when such “celebrations” end, the torture continues. In South Korea, approximately two million dogs are currently condemned to dog meat farms. They are born into filth, living in barren metal cages and in their own feces. Their paws never touch […]


For the Love of Dogs

by Web Team

  Nepal’s Tihar festival is taking place this week! Hindu communities are celebrating in a variety of ways, with one entire day dedicated to worshipping dogs. All dogs, including street dogs, are given treats, have Tika placed on their forehead and given marigold garlands. Other days throughout the week herald other animals such as crows, […]

Press Release Blog

Starved to Death Horse and Her Dead Baby

by Web Team

  Will Justice Ever Be Served? Yesterday, In Defense of Animals staff were in the Tallahatchie County Justice Court in Mississippi for the 5th docket since the March 3, 2015 incident. On that date, IDA investigators were asked to respond to a report that a mare and her mule colt were dead, or dying. What […]


Help Us End Bok Nal Days

by Web Team

  Bok Nal or “Dog Days” festivals are held every year in South Korea. These festivals are part of the ritual of dog meat consumption which, among an older generation of consumers, is thought to magically promote health and vitality during the hot summer months. With your help and support, In Defense of Animals is […]

China Cat Meat

Chinese Speak Out Against Cat Meat

by Web Team

  A “feline house” in Tianjin, China was recently found to be holding more than 200 cats. They were all kept in small cages and bound for the dinner plate. Apparently, neighbors saw cats being transported, but claimed not to know the sinister dealings or the cats’ final destination. Local police, however, were alerted, resulting […]