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#Paws4Louisiana!

by Sharon Stone

  We knew we wanted to help the thousands of animal companions who have been displaced in Louisiana and we also knew we had friends in other rescue and shelter groups that would like to help, too. A simple Facebook post brought responses from Webster Animal Shelter in Madison and PALS Rescue in McComb, Mississippi. […]

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Being the Center of Attention is Great!

by Karin Cereghino

  Nine-year-old Njabeya enjoys grooming by young adult females Niete (left) and Lucy (right). To date, Njabeya is the only chimpanzee ever born at In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in Cameroon. Her birth in 2007 was the result of a contraception failure, but her name means “the gift” in one of the local […]

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Brutal Cat Killer Deserves Jail!

by Doll Stanley

  Soft Sentencing is a Mockery of Justice On May 16, 2016, In Defense of Animals’ Mississippi based Justice for Animals Campaign learned of the sick and brutal attack on a cat with a plastic pipe. Tilly was sheltered at the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League in Mississippi after her guardian passed away, which is where the […]

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Straight from the Source

by Nadia Schilling

  If you’ve never read an animal agriculture manual, you’re not alone, and the big agricultural industry would rather it stay that way. It knows that most people actually do care about animals, and it also knows that many of us could never hurt animals personally. However, when consumers see meat and dairy products neatly […]

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How We Can Help Animal Activists Deal with Overwhelming Feelings

by Lisa Levinson

We are activists for animals because we are passionate about saving their lives and making their lives better. The work is long, often hard, and it is never done. By its nature, activism involves hearing about, reading about, and sometimes directly witnessing terrible trauma for animals. This continual exposure to trauma, along with our passion, makes […]

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Desert Elephants Share Knowledge to Survive Harsh Environments

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Elephants are uniquely intelligent, social, sensitive animals. A new study out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has illuminated these qualities and also revealed incredible details about elephants’ extraordinary adaptability. Researchers have found that, despite differences in behavior and appearance, Namibian desert elephants and African savanna elephants share the same DNA. This implies […]

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Why Should We Subsidize Foods That Make Us Sick?

by Nadia Schilling

  Researchers from Jama Internal Medicine have followed the diets of 10,308 Americans and measured the health effects of eating high-fat meat and dairy products which are heavily subsidized with our taxes. What the study found, was that those who consumed the highest amount of subsidized foods were 41 percent more likely to be overweight, […]

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Cat Back From the Dead… Almost

by IDA India

  A stray cat was rushed to our In Defense of Animals India Center in Deonar recently, barely hanging on to life. He had deep lacerations all around his neck and putrid skin peeling off to reveal ligaments and raw flesh beneath. He was in such bad shape that many thought the most compassionate action would […]

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Puppies in City Shelter Needed Our Help

by Sharon Stone

A call from an animal control officer (ACO) in a neighboring small town took Sharon Stone, Director of In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary  to the city shelter.  The ACO explained that he had picked up four puppies that were not doing well and so he asked for our help. When Sharon arrived, she […]