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It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]

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Justice for Harambe – Shot by the Cincinnati Zoo

by Ryan Murphy

  Caged and killed. These words describe Harambe’s life and now his death. Just one day after celebrating his 17th birthday, on May 28th, Harambe was gunned down after a boy slipped into the gorilla’s confined enclosure. This incident shows how dangerous zoos can be for humans, as well as animals. This was a tragic […]

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Free to Good Home is a Red Flag!

by Bob Price

  Whenever we see the advertisement of  “free to good home” it immediately sets off alarm bells. Many times these animals offered as “free to good home” by well meaning but naïve people will find themselves in situations both dire and cruel. Unethical and abusive animal testing labs have been known to round up as […]

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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’ […]