Save a Life Today!

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we take pride in how many animals we have rescued and found homes for, as well as those who live at Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Mississippi. While we are always busy saving dogs right here in Mississippi, we also recently saved five otherwise doomed dogs, Valencia, Billy, […]


Lucky Dog Meat Survivor Finds a New Home

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we are so pleased that so many members have made generous donations to support our rescue of five dogs who were saved from the brink of death for dog meat – the Slaughterhouse Five. Thanks to your support, we were able to save an additional two dogs after […]


Support the Slaughterhouse Five!

by Erica Calderon

  As you may know, IDA rescued five dogs from being slaughtered in South Korea this past June. Valencia, Billy, Barbara, Paul, and Kurt have escaped an awful life on death row in South Korea and are now safe at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi until they find their forever homes. The cots to bring […]


Saved From Becoming Dinner

by IDA Africa

  Saved From Becoming Dinner, Sylvie Befriends Boyfriend Twelve years ago, Sylvie was destined to become someone’s dinner when In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Director, Dr. Sheri Speede, intervened on her behalf. A young man with stone in hand was about to bludgeon her to death to put in the cook pot near […]


Mado Gives Jacky a Grooming!

by Karin Cereghino

  Here’s a lovely video of sweet elder Jacky being groomed by adult female Mado as they relax after a snack near their satellite cage before going back into the forest. Jacky, over 50 years old now, was among the first 3 chimpanzees rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa and brought to Sanaga-Yong […]


Elephant Numbers Crash

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The results of the first ever continent-wide census on African elephant populations are in, and the numbers are alarming. Almost 30% of the Savannah elephant population was decimated in only seven years.  Now a new study has revealed that African forest elephants may become extinct sooner than previously believed; since 2002, the population has crashed by […]


Heart-stopping Railroad Rescue from Heart of Mumbai

by IDA India

  Catching dogs from the streets of Mumbai is always a high-risk, high-stress job for IDA India staffers. Mumbai is an extremely overpopulated city, with cars crammed on the streets. Local trains run 24/7, and most stations have a train passing through every 4-5 minutes. Although the train stations are hugely crowded, they offer great […]


Consider Joining Animal Advocates Today

by Erica Calderon

We Never Give Up, Thanks to You! We are beyond ecstatic with how many members have signed up for our monthly giving program, Animal Advocates. Thank you! If you have not yet signed up, please consider joining to our impressive team of Animal Advocates who help us every day to protect, rescue and advocate for […]


Animal Advocates Program

by Erica Calderon

Make a Difference in an Animal’s Life Today! Joining our monthly giving program, Animal Advocates,  is the most cost-effective way to donate.  Your reoccurring gift each month will be worth much more than just a dollar amount. Having a consistent stream of funds will help us to better prepare for future campaigns and advocacy efforts […]