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Zoologist Moves to Morocco and Goes to the Dogs

by Haley Anderson

  Animals in Morocco face many threats, many from humans. One man, however, has decided to intervene. Zoologist Karl Scarr, along with his wife, Sally, couldn’t stand idly by while so many animals were being mistreated. Opening an animal sanctuary, Scarr prioritized the many dogs in need above his own comfort by building the dogs’ […]

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Say NO to GPS Hound Tracking

by Tiphani Davis

  Hound hunting of deer and other animals has always been controversial for its inhumane practices, and yet, it is a current practice of many deer hunters. Often, instinct takes over and hounds are lost from their humans and in some instances are never found. An amendment to the Mammal Hunting Code of Regulation 265 […]

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Summer Days Bring Dog Meat “Festivals”

by Melissa Flower

  As the dog days of summer approach, so too do the dog meat “festivals” in China and South Korea. While dog meat is consumed throughout the year in both countries, there is a considerable increase during the summer months as the myth of dog meat increasing one’s stamina and male virility persists. China’s Yulin […]

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Boknal Days Are Quickly Approaching

by Melissa Flower

  The dog days of summer spell doom for South Korea’s dogs. It is during these days, presumably the hottest days of the year, that the dreaded Boknal Days take place. They are only weeks away. The three main Boknal Days span July to August and are when the consumption of dog meat peaks throughout […]

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A Guardian Angel for Choti

by IDA India

  “Choti” (meaning ‘small’ in Hindi) lives close to our In Defense of Animals India Deonar Center in Mumbai. Her closest friend in the world is a Municipal Corporation worker who is hearing disabled and rarely talks. As he sweeps the grimy streets, he keeps an eye out for his four-legged friends on the street. […]

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Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon

by Bob Price

Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon Time marches inexorably forward, and the Boknal Days of South Korea are fast approaching. We are so deeply honored that so many of you have pledged your hard earned support to ensure that when that time arrives, In Defense of Animals will be there; on the ground and […]

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Boknal Days are Coming…

by Bob Price

  Boknal Days Are Coming There isn’t much time, so let’s get right to the point. As foretold by the lunar calendar, the hottest days of the year are drawing near. Boknal Days of South Korea are coming. That’s when the torture and crude slaughter of dogs begins, murders that go on for nearly an […]

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More Than 25,000 Implore South Korea to Ditch Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  Today, we are sending off 25,300 hand-signed, hard copy petitions that we collected from our concerned supporters against the dog meat trade in South Korea to the Korean Consulate in San Francisco. South Korea is the only country in the world that allows dogs to be intensively farmed for human consumption. Millions of dogs […]

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Take Dog Meat Off Tourist Menus

by Melissa Flower

  Each year, millions of dogs are caught up in the brutal and torturous dog meat trade that spans several countries throughout Asia, including South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. While each country presents varying challenges in the fight to end the trade, all make the claim of “culture” or “tradition” to continue […]