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A Quest to Save the Soul of the Ocean

by Bob Price

  For many years, In Defense of Animals has blazed a trail – identifying, exposing, and campaigning to make a better life for elephants confined and abused in circuses and zoos – and protecting them in the wild. Most recently, we helped to end the Ringling Bros Circus’ incessant transport of elephants and the cruel […]

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We are about to head into the lion’s den.

by Bob Price

  Less than three weeks from today the Doomsday Clock tolls. South Korea’s dog slaughterfest known as Boknal Days will begin. May you never, so long as you live, witness a dog being electrocuted, beaten to death, or boiled alive. May you never hear the screams or smell the smells or see the struggle. If […]

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Dogs Rescued from Asian Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Arrive in U.S.

by Fleur Dawes

MEDIA RELEASE VIDEO: DOGS RESCUED FROM ASIAN DOG MEAT SLAUGHTERHOUSE ARRIVE IN U.S. Snatched from the jaws of death in South Korea by In Defense of Animals VIDEO: https://youtu.be/cWLNhx4vxi0 VIDEO NEWS RELEASE: https://vimeo.com/172933312/e7326f330c (password on request) IMAGES: http://bit.ly/IDAslaughterhouse5 CONTACT: Sharon Stone: sharon@idausa.org (+1) 662-466-0906 / media@idausa.org (+1) 415-448-0048 Atlanta, GA (July 1, 2016) – Five […]

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5 Dogs SAVED from Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Jaws of Death

by Fleur Dawes

  The air was thick with the overpowering smell of fear. On the filthy slaughterhouse floor were buckets filled with lifeless skulls. The brave rescuers steeled themselves for the job they’d come to do: to rescue as many dogs as possible from certain death. And that death promised to be vicious, slow, and painful, for […]

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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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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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Victory – West Hollywood,CA, Bans Wild/Exotic Animal Displays

by Webmaster

On Monday night, Sept. 16, with IDA in attendance and addressing their Mayor and City Council, West Hollywood, CA proved once again that there is room for compassion in politics. The Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial display and performances of wild and exotic animals. This important ordinance was initiated by council members Jeffrey […]

IDA Offers $2,500 Reward In Dog Burning Case

by Webmaster

Exam shows young dog was alive when set on fire in Riviera Beach Riviera Beach, Fla. (January 14, 2013) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever tethered a young […]