Effectively Advocate for Animals With Regular Contributions!

by Erica Calderon

  Our monthly donors are the backbone of In Defense of Animals. We rely on a constant and reliable stream of funds from our Animal Advocates program participants in order to rescue and protect animals all over the world who so desperately need our assistance. Here at In Defense of Animals, we have an amazing […]


One Ton of Rotten Meat, Including Dog and Cat Meat Intercepted in Vietnam

by Melissa Flower

One Ton of Rotten Meat, Including Dog and Cat Meat Intercepted in Vietnam A tour bus transporting one ton of rotting flesh was intercepted last week in Vietnam. Along with various animal organs were the bodies of many cats and dogs, five to six crammed into each container. When questioned, the bus driver informed authorities […]


Chinese Millionaire Loses Dog, Begins Fight to Save China’s Dogs

by Melissa Flower

  When his own dog went missing, Wang Yan searched and searched, hoping to be reunited with his beloved companion. In the U.S., such a search would take us to various animal shelters. In China, Yan faced the horrifying reality that his dog may have been taken to be eaten. He went to the local […]


5 People Die After Eating a Dog in Cambodia

by Web Team

  Five people are dead and more than thirty hospitalized after eating dog meat in Cambodia’s Kratie province. According to reports, a neighborhood dog died of “mysterious” causes. Chea Rath, a 76-year-old man in the same village, then purchased the dog from his neighbor and proceeded to serve the dog meat as barbecue for friends […]


When the “Celebration” Ends, the Torture Continues

by Web Team

  Various festivals in Asia prompt an increase in the number of dogs eaten. Sadly, when such “celebrations” end, the torture continues. In South Korea, approximately two million dogs are currently condemned to dog meat farms. They are born into filth, living in barren metal cages and in their own feces. Their paws never touch […]


Help Us End Bok Nal Days

by Web Team

  Bok Nal or “Dog Days” festivals are held every year in South Korea. These festivals are part of the ritual of dog meat consumption which, among an older generation of consumers, is thought to magically promote health and vitality during the hot summer months. With your help and support, In Defense of Animals is […]

China Cat Meat

Chinese Speak Out Against Cat Meat

by Web Team

  A “feline house” in Tianjin, China was recently found to be holding more than 200 cats. They were all kept in small cages and bound for the dinner plate. Apparently, neighbors saw cats being transported, but claimed not to know the sinister dealings or the cats’ final destination. Local police, however, were alerted, resulting […]