Bob Cat Blog

Illinois Legalizes Bobcat Trapping

by Jessica Beaudry

  Last month, we asked our Illinois supporters to speak out against Bill 352, which proposed to reinstate an annual bobcat trapping and hunting season within the state after years of protection. Despite massive public objection, (with an estimated 75 percent of voters against this legislation) and thousands of phone calls and letters, we regret […]


Sneaky Trapping Bill Defeated!

by Anja Heister

Bill that Sought to Hide Trapping behind Hunting VETOED by Montana’s Governor What a relief! On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock used his veto power to prevent Senate Bill 334 from becoming law. Read his letter here. Touted as a bill introducted for the purpose of allegedly “cleaning up” several sections of the Montana Code […]


Severed Mountain Lion Foot Found in Trap

by Anja Heister

  Organizations Team Up in Response In Defense of Animals and two local Montana organizations recently teamed up to call on Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) to have more accountability in the management of mountain lions in the Big Sky State after the gruesome and horrific discovery of a severed mountain lion’s […]


A Tragic Tale:

by Anja Heister

  The Struggle of Tule Elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore In Defense of Animals is part of a coalition to fight for the Tule elks’ right to have the freedom to roam safely and also to save their lives from ranchers’ demands for their elimination or deaths within Point Reyes National Seashore in […]


733 Massacred Wolves

by Anja Heister

  The scientist group led by Dave Hervieux chose aerial gunning and poisoning to kill at least 733 wolves over a period of seven years in the range of the Little Smoky caribou population in west-central Alberta, Canada. Methods used – aerial gunning of wolves For this study, individual wolves from different wolf families were […]


Mass Wolf Killing by Mad Scientists

by Anja Heister

  Demand an Ethics Review in Alberta, Canada! It is well-known that oil and gas, and logging industries are causing habitat destruction and with that, the further decline of the already endangered woodland caribou in Alberta, Canada. However, in a horrific seven-year long “study,” a group of scientists deliberately massacred hundreds of wolves with the […]


In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In ‘Bust-A-Poacher’ Program

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Anja Heister, In Defense of Animals, (406) 544-5727, Lane Ferrante, Deer Defenders, (216) 640-7934, In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In ‘Bust-A-Poacher’ Program Cleveland, Ohio (August 12, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with more than 200,000 supporters, is offering a reward […]


Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anja Heister,, 406-544-5727 Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate Berkeley, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, is praising Berkeley City Council’s decision not to move forward with a highly controversial plan to […]