Tilly the Cat Slaying Case

by Doll Stanley

  Prosecuting Attorney in the Tilly the Cat Slaying Case to Receive Vital Feedback  The trial of Jody Cothron, “suspected” slayer of Tilly, a cat sheltered by the Brookhaven, Mississippi animal shelter is nearing.  Trial is set for this upcoming Tuesday, June 28th and outrage over Tilly’s brutal and shocking death is still thick in […]


A Horrible Accident!

by IDA India

  This was a difficult case for our In Defense of Animals India Turbhe center. This poor dog met with an accident at Belapur railway station and had her leg completely crushed and dismembered. She was brought to us in an unconscious state after losing a lot of blood. She was taken up on the table for an […]


$2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Person Who Starved Two Dogs

by Sharon Stone

  $2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Person Who Starved and Dumped Two Dogs in Pontotoc County Pontotoc County, MS (June 23, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi and the Mississippi based Justice for Animals Campaign has announced a $2,500 reward for information […]


Free Lucky – The Loneliest Elephant in Texas

by Caroline Saxon

  IDA’s #6 Worst Zoo for Elephants: San Antonio Zoo Lucky is a solitary Asian elephant held captive at the San Antonio Zoo. The only luck she is in is having a strong advocacy group and her own legal defense team trying to win the case for her freedom. Since her companion died in 2013, […]


Billions of Animals EXCLUDED from Animal Welfare Act!

by Ingrid Taylor

  Billions of Animals EXCLUDED from Animal Welfare Act! Over nine billion farmed animals (with this number not even including farmed aquatic animals) are killed for consumption in the United States every year, yet shockingly, they are completely excluded from the Animal Welfare Act. It is shameful that there is not a single law in […]


Dog Killed in Death Oven

by Doll Stanley

  Earlier this week, In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a disturbing message. Sanctuary friend and supporter, Celina Hayward reported a metal dog box on the side of Nat G. Trout Road in Grenada, County, Mississippi with a dog inside. HAS staff were dispatched immediately and were prepared to recover the dog. What […]


Mississippi Man Shoots Neighbor’s Dog in the Face

by Doll Stanley

  Last week in Greenwood, Mississippi, a man walked down the street with his 12 gage shotgun, went into his neighbors’ yard, drew his weapon and shot a gentle and kind family dog in the face. A witness saw Malamute-Siberian Husky mix Luke run crying into the woods while the shooter held his weapon to […]