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Join Us for the 6th Annual National Animal Rights Day

by Lisa Levinson

  The 6th annual National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event takes place on Sunday, June 5th simultaneously with NARD events in 13 other cities in the U.S and Canada. In Los Angeles, the event features an opening ceremony and a mini-vegfest with booths, vegan food, speakers, and performers. Stop by the IDA booth to learn […]

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Petal the Cat Finds Her Forever Home!

by Fleur Dawes

For some time now, we have been making determined efforts to encourage adoption of the animals we rescue and rehabilitate at our In Defense of Animals India Center. Initially, some years ago, it was difficult to attract adopters for even the young, healthy animals, but with renewed efforts on all fronts, we have increased the […]

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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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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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5 Ways to Combat Compassion Fatigue

by Lisa Levinson

  Cynicism, loss of a sense of humor, isolating yourself from others, bottling up emotions, and feelings of “numbness” can all be symptoms of compassion fatigue. It can strike particularly hard at those already predisposed to being a caring-type personality. What do you do to maintain hope and reduce the risk for compassion fatigue? Physician […]

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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 […]

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Urgent: Take Action for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts

by Nadia Schilling

Urgent: Take Action for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts Last fall, animal advocates across Massachusetts helped collect 133,058 signatures to put on the ballot an initiative that would ban the cruel confinement of veal calves, egg-laying hens and pregnant pigs. On May 3, the clock ran out for the Massachusetts legislature to take action on this […]

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Operation Glass Walls

by Nadia Schilling

Operation Glass Walls In the United States and across the globe, farmed animals and slaughterhouse workers are often hidden from the public eye, shielded behind private walls and isolated in remote locations. Undercover footage regularly reveals shocking animal cruelty in animal factories. The meat industry usually responds by condemning their workers, and assuring the public […]

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World Week for Animals in Laboratories at UCLA gets media!

by Lisa Levinson

  World Week for Animals in Laboratories at UCLA gets media! Over one hundred activists from Animal Justice Project, In Defense of Animals, Progress for Science, and People for Reason in Science and Medicine (PRISM) marched across UCLA’s campus in Los Angeles as part of World Week for Animals in Laboratories to protest their cruel […]

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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 […]