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Fundraising Your Way!

by Bob Price

Fundraising Your Way! With the launch of In Defense of Animals new crowd funding site “Sanctuary Superstars,” you can go from IDA supporter to IDA fundraiser with just a few clicks. We give you all the tools necessary to fundraise for our rescue shelter, Hope Animals Sanctuary; all while hosting events, celebrating occasions, or just […]

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Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar!

by Bob Price

Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar! “How can I help?” is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer has never been as easy or as fun to answer as right now. We have been busy working behind the scenes to build Sanctuary Superstars, a brand new tool to put […]

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Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

by Fleur Dawes

  That’s what puppy girls are made of! Sugar’s mom, a Lhasa mix, was literally dumped outside the IDA India Center front gate with her babies. Sugar, her mother, and her siblings were given lots of loving care while awaiting new homes. Now Sugar has been adopted by a lovely couple from Borivili in Mumbai. She is the second […]

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Champ’s Candlelight Vigil

by Doll Stanley

Candlelight Vigil for Champ Held By now you’ve likely heard of Champ, the dog from Houlka, Mississippi who was mercilessly attached to the back of his keeper’s pickup truck and dragged down the road as two youths, one the grandson of the driver, videoed from the bed of the truck as they laughed.  Luckily, the […]

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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 […]