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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dog meat rescue: Happy and Rudy arrive in U.S.

by Fleur Dawes

DOG MEAT RESCUE: HAPPY AND RUDY ARRIVE IN U.S. In Defense of Animals Welcomes Two More Dogs IMAGES: http://bit.ly/2aCooX6 CONTACT: Sharon Stone: sharon@idausa.org 662-466-0906 / media@idausa.org 415-448-0048 San Rafael, CA (July 29, 2016) – Two dogs destined to be killed and eaten landed in the U.S. on Thursday as part of a rescue mission by […]

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Dogs and Cats Killed at Yulin Festival Memorialized

by Julie Rojas

  June 30th marked the last day of the Yulin Festival where approximately 10,000 dogs and cats are tortured and slaughtered based on the  erroneous belief that the more an animal suffers, the more health benefits and “good luck” the consumer receives.   In Defense of Animals  participated in the Worldwide Vigil for 10,000 Candles for Yulin […]

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Boknal Dog Meat Days are Almost Upon Us!

by Bob Price

  In just a few weeks, the annual dog eating festival of South Korea will begin and tens of thousands of dogs and cats will be tortured and killed in some of the most brutal and inhumane ways imaginable. Bok-Nal  translates literally as “Dog Days” and is a Korean holiday marking the height of the […]

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We are about to head into the lion’s den.

by Bob Price

  Less than three weeks from today the Doomsday Clock tolls. South Korea’s dog slaughterfest known as Boknal Days will begin. May you never, so long as you live, witness a dog being electrocuted, beaten to death, or boiled alive. May you never hear the screams or smell the smells or see the struggle. If […]

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5 Dogs SAVED from Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Jaws of Death

by Fleur Dawes

  The air was thick with the overpowering smell of fear. On the filthy slaughterhouse floor were buckets filled with lifeless skulls. The brave rescuers steeled themselves for the job they’d come to do: to rescue as many dogs as possible from certain death. And that death promised to be vicious, slow, and painful, for […]

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It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]

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Yulin Festival Dogs Remembered

by Anita Carswell

  Today, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. We are sad and angry, and had hoped to see a change of fortune for these terribly unfortunate dogs. Despite our best efforts and those of dedicated millions of concerned people worldwide, including some amazing Chinese activists, […]