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Brutal Shark Killing Contests Must End

by Ryan Murphy

  Every year, people turn out along the east coast to see sharks, but unfortunately not to watch these incredible animals in the wild. Many of these remarkable predators are brutally killed, strung up by their tails, and weighed. Their sadistic killers are not prosecuted, but instead are rewarded with prize money. Unbelievably, many of […]

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STOP Illegal Animal Agribusiness Dealings

by Nadia Schilling

  In an inspiring show of bipartisanship, Senator Mike Lee (a Republican from Utah) and Senator Cory Booker (a Democrat from New Jersey) have introduced a bill that will ensure federal programs promoting the egg, beef, and pork industries aren’t allowed to attack competitors and influence public policy. The Commodity Checkoff Improvement Act of 2016 […]

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Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]

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UN-FAIR: Stop Abusing Rabbits for Fun

by Doll Stanley

  Each August, the Tippah County Fair in Mississippi holds a “Farm Animal Scramble,” during which rabbits, chickens, pigs, goats and calves are released into an arena and small children are encouraged to chase them down and catch them. The rabbits are pursued by young children aged four and under – an age where most […]

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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 […]