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Give Thanks for Humane Dog Control in India!

by Haley Anderson

  India is home to millions of street dogs. It is almost impossible to get an accurate count, but the World Health Organization has estimated the number at approximately 25 million. That’s a lot of dogs. Attempting to manage the number and health of so many dogs is a large undertaking. Add various human-dog conflicts […]

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Stop Mass Dog Killings in Quetta

by Melissa Flower

  There are millions of stray dogs roaming the streets of the world. While many enjoy freedom and the care of humans, others struggle to survive and are often the target of extreme cruelty. Such is the case with the murderous “culls” happening currently in Quetta, a city in Pakistan. Here, there is regular conflict […]

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Fundraising Your Way!

by Bob Price

Fundraising Your Way! With the launch of In Defense of Animals new crowd funding site “Sanctuary Superstars,” you can go from IDA supporter to IDA fundraiser with just a few clicks. We give you all the tools necessary to fundraise for our rescue shelter, Hope Animals Sanctuary; all while hosting events, celebrating occasions, or just […]

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Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar!

by Bob Price

Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar! “How can I help?” is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer has never been as easy or as fun to answer as right now. We have been busy working behind the scenes to build Sanctuary Superstars, a brand new tool to put […]

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A New Way to Help!

by Bob Price

  Now more than ever, we hear from people concerned by all the animal suffering that has become so institutionalized as part of our modern lives, and asking “what can I do to help?” Today, we have launched a whole new way for you to help animals in need, by fundraising for In Defense of […]

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Stop Pro-Hunting Propaganda Infiltrating Schools!

by Ryan Murphy

  With its cute bear pictures and conservations claims, you might suppose that Bear Trust International is an organization with bears’ best interests at heart. But don’t be fooled. This slimy organization is actively working alongside the gun lobby to defeat protections for bears, and feed America’s children pro-hunting messages in the guise of ‘education.’ […]

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Stop Wild Horse Wipeout in Wyoming

by Ryan Murphy

  The existence of wild horses in the US is in jeopardy. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again, continuing to support the interests of ranchers, and its latest plans involve rounding up horses in Wyoming’s Checkerboard lands. The 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act requires that the BLM remove wild […]

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Stop Sick “Judas” Wolf Family Massacres

by Pooja Menon

  Earlier this month, we learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rogue animal-killing program, USDA Wildlife Services, is employing sickening and brutal strategies to wipe out whole families of wolves in Idaho, by radio-collaring “Judas” wolves and forcing them to be unwilling participants in their track-to-kill scheme. A Judas wolf is one who is […]

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Say NO to GPS Hound Tracking

by Tiphani Davis

  Hound hunting of deer and other animals has always been controversial for its inhumane practices, and yet, it is a current practice of many deer hunters. Often, instinct takes over and hounds are lost from their humans and in some instances are never found. An amendment to the Mammal Hunting Code of Regulation 265 […]

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Boknal Days Are Quickly Approaching

by Melissa Flower

  The dog days of summer spell doom for South Korea’s dogs. It is during these days, presumably the hottest days of the year, that the dreaded Boknal Days take place. They are only weeks away. The three main Boknal Days span July to August and are when the consumption of dog meat peaks throughout […]