We Need Your Help Today to Pass the SAFE Act

by Bob Price

Forty five years ago, our nation’s legislature signed into public law the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which states that, “…wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, harassment, and death.” But half a century later, under cover of a presidential election year, horses and burros are being plucked […]


Moabi’s Severe Head Injury is a Distant Memory

by Karin Cereghino

  In March of 2000, Moabi was less than two years old and he was suffering from extensive head injuries when employees of a logging company brought him to In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue. The poacher who had killed his mother had accidentally injured little Moabi in the process. Since he […]


Progress Report Dog Living at Railway Station in India

by Ilana Bollag

  Two volunteers with In Defense of Animals India have stepped forward to watch over the dog we have referred to as the “railway dog,” and they have given him the name Angel. Angel, living around the tracks of a railway station, was brought into the IDA India Center with jaundice, a skin rash, malnutrition, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Charge Animal Control Officer Who Allowed Kitten to Rot

by Doll Stanley

  Virginia Animal Control Officer, Raymond Merkh, has been charged with two felony counts for the cruel deaths of two animals entrusted to his care. Merkh is accused of neglecting veterinary care for two animals, a kitten and a Jack Russell Terrier who suffered for extended periods, languishing in their filthy cages and eventually they […]


Seven Lives Saved, More to Go!

by Bob Price

  Thanks to generous donations from In Defense of Animals supporters from across the country and around the world, seven dogs have escaped the macabre deaths that awaited them in the bloody dog meat markets of South Korea. Without your support for our intervention in collaboration with dedicated Korean activists, all seven would have been […]