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39 Days of rescue – Moabi

by Bob Price

I’m Moabi! When I was less than two years, old poachers ruthlessly murdered my mother right before my eyes!  I was just a baby, but was struck in the head with a machete, most likely the very same one that was used to butcher my mother,  fracturing my skull just above my left eye. I […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Annie

by Bob Price

I’m Annie! I am three years old and was rescued with my two sisters from an abandoned house. We were covered in fleas and so hungry. It was so hot and we had no water to drink. The rescue staff at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary found out about us and took us […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Chubby

by Bob Price

  I’m Chubby! My brothers and sisters (all nine of us!) were abandoned at a church when we were just three weeks old. We were wet, cold, covered in fleas, and scared because we had been taken away from our mom. The rescue staff at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary were called about […]

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Help Lucy Get Out of Cold Canada and Into Sanctuary!

by Caroline Saxon

  Lucy is a 41 year old Asian elephant born in Sri Lanka who is imprisoned at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Alberta, Canada, which is one of the coldest cities in North America. This zoo is on our Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list in the Dishonorable Mention category. Lucy also suffers from foot […]

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Nevada Laws Fail to Protect Exotic Species

by Doll Stanley

  In November, Nevada state authorities responded to two exotic animal abuse cases that beg the question, “Why does Nevada have the least amount of protection for “exotic,” non-native animals than any other state?” Well, it’s high time for that to change! On November 7, 2016, a woman fleeing charges of child endangerment in Harris […]

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We Honor Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman

by Heather Herrell

  In Defense of Animals is honored to celebrate the life and legacy of a compassionate and generous soul. Born in 1952, Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman always had a special place in her heart for animals. She lived a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle and dedicated more than four decades of her life to advocating for the […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Rudy

by Bob Price

  I’m Rudy! I’m sad to say that there is something wrong with my heart. It’s probably because no one cared for me while I was caged with dozens of my friends and siblings while we waited for days on end without food or water. Nice people from In Defense of Animals rescued me from […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Goldie

by Bob Price

I’m Goldie! I was living my entire life at the end of a short chain in a back yard where no one ever came and talked to me or played with me. Sometimes the people who tied me to the end of that chain would even forget to feed me. One day, I managed to […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Lily

by Bob Price

  I’m Lily! Hi. My name is Lily. I was born through the callousness of a back yard breeder who neglected me and my siblings. My biological mom got hit and killed by a car. I was rescued by two women who took us in when they saw how we were being treated. They planned to keep me but […]

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Vancouver Aquarium: Get Out of the Beluga Captivity Business!

by Laura Bridgeman

Tragedy is “business as usual” for the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, a facility whose business is based on exploiting whales and dolphins by keeping them in captivity. The tragedy was magnified yesterday, with the death of a 29-year-old female beluga whale named Aurora, and her 21-year-old daughter Qila last Wednesday. Her death has prompted […]