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Act Now to End China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

by Melissa Flower

  China’s infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival is set to begin June 21. Thousands of dogs and cats will be crammed into cages, tortured and killed, all for human consumption. Some will be snatched from loving homes. The “festival” garners national and international condemnation, yet millions of dogs and cats endure the same extreme cruelty […]

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Another Life Saved by IDA!

by Bob Price

  When we received a call about a tiny puppy caught in a roadside culvert, the rescue team at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary sprang into action. It did not matter that it was late at night or that it was many miles away. When the call came, it was answered. Today, that […]

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Stop Cormorant Killers’ Cover-Up

by Ryan Murphy

  The controversial, government-sanctioned mass-killing of cormorants in the Columbia River has sunk to a despicable new low. After slaughtering over 4,000 nesting cormorants on East Sand Island in Oregon, a staggering 16,000 cormorants have abandoned their nests. Their excuse for this biological catastrophe? Eagles. Blaming Eagles?! Astonishingly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Amy […]

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Little Kit Was Saved!

by Bob Price

  At In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary, saving animals is what we do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and little Kit is the most recent shining example of a life saved by your generosity. Late on a recent hot and humid Saturday evening, the call came in that a small […]

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Send Elephants from A Worst Zoo to Sanctuary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  What You Can Do For Elephants in North America’s #5 Worst Zoo For the last thirty years, Asian elephants Ruth and Emily have been forced to share a tiny exhibit in the cold winter city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Emily outweighs Ruth by 1,200 pounds, and these two do not DO NOT get along. […]

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The Long Road to Recovery

by Bob Price

This is Josie. For most of her life, Josie was probably used as a hunting dog, just another tool in a hunter’s cruel bag of tricks. Sadly, when the hunt was over, Josie was left to fend for herself on the side of a lonely gravel road. When rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ […]

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Ban Night Hunting on Public Lands

by Doll Stanley

Ban Cruel and Dangerous Night Hunts In mid-April, Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey made an unprecedented move and charged hunter Kurt Rausch with two felony counts of mistreatment of animals for fatally shooting two dogs while coyote hunting on public land in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Rausch was hunting at night on Jan. 22 in Badfish Creek […]

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Rescued from Abuse… But Still Fighting for Life

by Bob Price

  Heartworm in dogs is an often lethal affliction. Untreated, spaghetti-like roundworms grow and work their way through the chambers of dogs’ hearts and into the arteries of their lungs, killing the poor victims as their hearts struggle and eventually fail to meet their bodies’ need for blood. Heartworm is a serious and scary affliction, […]

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Thirty-one Dogs

by Bob Price

Thirty-one dogs at Hope Animal Sanctuary urgently need medical treatment. Thirty-one beautiful dogs – all of whom we rescued from horrific abuse and neglect – have tested heart-worm-positive.  They require costly emergency treatment to cure them so they can be welcomed into forever homes. There’s Annie Mae, found abandoned and dazed by the side of […]