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Pedal Power for Pigs and Pups

by Bob Price

  Last year, animal rights activist, teacher, poet and all around great guy, Mark “Mack” Freeman pedaled his touring bike nearly 400 miles from St Louis, Missouri to In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi.  Mack spread awareness of the plight of animals suffering in factory farms and raised crucial funds to […]

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Woman Charged for Brutally Throwing Ex-Boyfriend’s Dog

by Doll Stanley

  Actions Caught on Video Late Last Year On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in Fairfield, California, Solano County prosecutors had 31 year old Brandi Chin of Fairfield arrested and charged with throwing her ex-boyfriend’s dog, a pug, on the pavement during a raging altercation with him. The incident was captured on video on December 19th, […]

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Swimming in Shame

by Bob Price

  Just as In Defense of Animals has raised awareness and championed the plight of elephants suffering in captivity with our annual list of Ten Worst Zoos, we are now pleased to be able to take a similarly strong action for whales and dolphins. We are excited to announce our first ever listing of the […]

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A Quest to Save the Soul of the Ocean

by Bob Price

  For many years, In Defense of Animals has blazed a trail – identifying, exposing, and campaigning to make a better life for elephants confined and abused in circuses and zoos – and protecting them in the wild. Most recently, we helped to end the Ringling Bros Circus’ incessant transport of elephants and the cruel […]

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Please Join Us for Our 6th Annual Run/Walk for Animals!

by IDA India

  Every dollar raised goes to help animals! What: RUN/WALK IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS-5K When: Sunday, 11th Sept’ 16 at 7 am Where: St. Marlo Country Club 7765 St. Marlo Country Club Pkwy Duluth, GA 30097 Click here to register. http://www.active.com/duluth-ga/running/distance-running-races/run-in-defense-of-animals-2016  The Run/Walk starts at 8 AM sharp. Run timed by “Fast Race Services”. We […]

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Stop the Ephrata Greased Pig Chase

by Lisa Levinson

  Each fall in Pennsylvania, The Ephrata Fair greases up pigs, puts them in a field and encourages dozens of screaming children and adults to chase, grab and slam terrified pigs to the ground. Whoever can grab the pig and carry her back to the crate receives a trophy. This event lasts several hours and […]

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One Cop, TWO Dead K-9s

by Doll Stanley

  In Defense of Animals has seen multiple reports of K-9 officers being left in vehicles to die slow and agonizing deaths. We will continue to report on these incidents until the law enforcement officers responsible for these deaths are brought to justice on felony animal cruelty charges. Additionally, communities that have lost these valuable […]

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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 […]