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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 […]

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Protect All Precious Wildlife from Torturous Deaths by Poison!

by Tiphani Davis

  When people or businesses are unwilling to co-exist with rodents, or research methods of reducing their numbers humanely, they often, carelessly use poisons in bait boxes. However, this rampant and ignorant dispersal of poisons means that almost every kind of wild animal is liable to suffer and becomes another of the unintended victims. When […]

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Stop India’s Stray Dogs From Becoming Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  A state in southern India has proposed to tackle its large stray dog population by killing thousands of them and then profiting by selling their flesh for human consumption in China and South Korea. Edakkttuvayal Gram Panchayat President K R Jayakumar introduced the proposal in Kerala, saying, “In my proposal to counter the menace […]

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Keep Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Protected From Hunting!

by Mark Molloy

  We write with deeply concerning news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing the removal of yet another species from the protected species list: this time the grizzlies of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. If this outrageous plan goes ahead, grizzly bears would be blasted, maimed and killed by packs of […]

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Give Animal Advocates a Try Today!

by Bob Price

  Thank You! You’ve been such a friend to animals in need. That’s why we want to tell you about the easiest donation in the world you can make, right now, to help them. Safe. Secure. Automatic. And amazingly effective. It’s called the Animal Advocates monthly giving program at IDA. Animal Advocates are caring people, […]

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American Bison Facing Slaughter in Yellowstone

by Ryan Murphy

  American bison have had an appalling history, reaching near extinction from hunting and slaughter in the 19th century. Tens of millions used to roam over North America, but today there are only about 15,000 left in the wild, 4,200 of whom reside in Yellowstone National Park. Unfortunately, time can’t heal all wounds and these majestic animals cannot be […]

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Dog Survives Horrific Encounter in Trap

by Doll Stanley

  Dog Survives Horrific Encounter in Trap Chester was out for a walk on his property and, not knowing anything of property lines, he wandered into the woods near his home. The next thing he experienced was excruciating pain and terror. Chester had unwittingly stepped into a steel jaw trap. Who knows how long Chester […]

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President Obama: “We Need to Take Urgent Action” to Save Elephants

by Jacqueline Barba

  Calling for “urgent action” in the fight to save elephants, President Obama has promised that his administration “won’t let up” on efforts to prevent the extinction of this majestic species. The President stated his commitment to ending poaching and the ivory trade in an interview with HSUS last Thursday, World Wildlife Day. On the […]