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Meet Veer!

by Fleur Dawes

  Veer, which is Hindi for “brave,” is the name we at In Defense of Animals India have aptly given to a 3-4 year-old Labrador, who was found listless and depressed by a highway on the outskirts of Mumbai between Dombivili and Kalyan. He was spotted by Mr. Hoshang Billimoria, an animal activist, who contacted us at the IDA […]

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Stop Mass Dog Killings in Quetta

by Melissa Flower

  There are millions of stray dogs roaming the streets of the world. While many enjoy freedom and the care of humans, others struggle to survive and are often the target of extreme cruelty. Such is the case with the murderous “culls” happening currently in Quetta, a city in Pakistan. Here, there is regular conflict […]

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Reverse the Ultimate Betrayal of a Brand Built on Ethics

by Nadia Schilling

  Owners of the popular veggie restaurant chains Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, have committed the ultimate betrayal to their loyal veg customer base by announcing on their website that they have begun killing the animals residing on their property, ironically named “Be Love Farm.” Gracias Madre and Cafe Gratitude have built their success from […]

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Fundraising Your Way!

by Bob Price

Fundraising Your Way! With the launch of In Defense of Animals new crowd funding site “Sanctuary Superstars,” you can go from IDA supporter to IDA fundraiser with just a few clicks. We give you all the tools necessary to fundraise for our rescue shelter, Hope Animals Sanctuary; all while hosting events, celebrating occasions, or just […]

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Empty the Tanks, Global Day of Protest

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Mark your calendars – Saturday, May 7 is the next Empty the Tanks, an annual day of international protest against dolphin and whale captivity! If you are one of the growing number of people who know that all dolphins and whales deserve to be free, then we encourage you to attend your nearest event. […]

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Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar!

by Bob Price

Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar! “How can I help?” is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer has never been as easy or as fun to answer as right now. We have been busy working behind the scenes to build Sanctuary Superstars, a brand new tool to put […]

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Love-Based Animal Activism

by Lisa Levinson

  Did you know that world-renowned author Leo Tolstoy was an ethical vegetarian who preached kindness and nonviolence? In fact, Tolstoy was the father of current love-based activism practiced by Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement! Tolstoy powerfully defined our duty to bear witness to animal suffering: “When the suffering of another creature causes […]

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Eating a Veg Diet Can Save the Environment

by Ingrid Taylor

  Eating a Veg Diet Can Save the Environment        Compelling new research shows that plant based diets are key to saving the environment. In a study published this April, a group of Austrian researchers looked at whether it was possible to feed the world without further deforestation.  According to the researchers, three-quarters of the Earth’s […]

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Judge Prods Wildlife Service on Protection for Wolverines

by Mark Molloy

  What a Ruling! Chief Judge Dana L. Christensen of United States District Court for Montana on Monday ordered the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to polish up their science chops and revisit their February 2013 proposal to remove the wolverine from its endangered species list. The wolverines of the northern Rockies require […]

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A New Way to Help!

by Bob Price

  Now more than ever, we hear from people concerned by all the animal suffering that has become so institutionalized as part of our modern lives, and asking “what can I do to help?” Today, we have launched a whole new way for you to help animals in need, by fundraising for In Defense of […]