Justice for Sprout!

by Lisa Levinson

  We seek justice for a little kitten named Sprout, who was badly burned by his abuser and left for dead in an alley outside of Chicago. Luckily, he was found and given to a local rescue that treated his injuries. Everyone at the rescue wanted Sprout to live, but he suffered a stroke during […]


Unwanted Puppies

by Sharon Stone

  So many of these stories sound the same, and sadly, that’s because they are.  Neglectful guardians refuse to spay or neuter so often in Mississippi, and as a result there are many thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens born every year. These babies were no different than many others born to unsprayed females. They […]


The Shocking Secrets of Food Marketing

by Nadia Schilling

  It’s a food marketer’s job to make you believe that you are getting exactly what you want. A food label can make something sound good or appealing, however in many cases, these claims and labels are deceptive. This is why it’s so important to research and question a marketer’s sales pitch. You might be […]


Government Meat and Dairy Advertising

by Nadia Schilling

  Did you know the American government spends 99.6% more on subsidizing the meat and dairy industries than on subsidizing fruits and vegetables? That’s right. The U.S. Government spends $38 billion each year on meat and dairy and only $17 million on fruits and vegetables. That’s a pretty incredible disparity, don’t you think? What’s more […]


Prosecute Cop’s Wife Who Cut Up Puppy

by Doll Stanley

  Brandy Gidden, the wife of Jackson, Mississippi police officer Rahn Gidden, posted pictures of a pit bull puppy she hoped to sell with bloody, mutilated ears. The puppy, who looked to be 6-8 weeks old, had bloody ears because he was the victim of a painful home “cropping.” The photos were posted on a […]


Stop Winter Park from Starving Cats

by Lisa Levinson

  Cat advocates in Winter Park, Florida are outraged that City Commissioners adopted a temporary ordinance to prohibit the feeding of community cats in Mead Botanical Garden. Some of the cats are sterilized and some are not. Residents of Winter Park, like In Defense of Animals supporter Trudy McNair, are shocked and horrified by the […]


Take Action: Say No to Flawed “Humane” Labeling System

by Nadia Schilling

  New rules proposed by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service  (FSIS), would allow meat producers to use slogans like “Raised With Care” or “Humanely Raised” simply by making up whatever they want and submitting their own definitions! Even worse, they will maintain the right to use those labels by self regulating! In a […]


Barcelona Considers Closing Dolphinarium and Retiring Dolphins

by Laura Bridgeman

Barcelona, Spain could soon become a global leader and champion for dolphin well-being. International experts and people around the world are watching closely as the city grapples with the question of whether to expand or shut down its dolphinarium. The dolphinarium, located within the Barcelona Zoo, currently holds four dolphins, with two having recently been […]