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Cat Back From the Dead… Almost

by IDA India

  A stray cat was rushed to our In Defense of Animals India Center in Deonar recently, barely hanging on to life. He had deep lacerations all around his neck and putrid skin peeling off to reveal ligaments and raw flesh beneath. He was in such bad shape that many thought the most compassionate action would […]

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Death by Discrimination: Justice for Oliver!

by Lisa Levinson

  Two cat rescue groups, Community Cats Coalition and Alley Cats Allies, advocated vehemently to save a community cat named Oliver, who Worcester County Animal Control assumed prejudicially and without evidence to be infected with rabies. People united in their effort to save Oliver’s life offered to quarantine him to determine if he actually presented […]

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Blind Cat Falls Into Our Hearts

by IDA India

  Tia the cat was born blind. She was taken care of by a kind elderly gentleman who had helped many animals over the years. One day, a few months ago, she fell from a third floor balcony and was brought to IDA India’s Deonar Center for emergency care. Our veterinarians treated her leg injuries, […]

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Zoologist Moves to Morocco and Goes to the Dogs

by Haley Anderson

  Animals in Morocco face many threats, many from humans. One man, however, has decided to intervene. Zoologist Karl Scarr, along with his wife, Sally, couldn’t stand idly by while so many animals were being mistreated. Opening an animal sanctuary, Scarr prioritized the many dogs in need above his own comfort by building the dogs’ […]

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Volunteers Needed in Paradise

by Web Team

  Cats are being killed on islands in the United States and around the world by governments that would stop the killing if shown how to organize high volume sterilization campaigns. Trapped in Paradise (TIP) is a new program by the global nonprofit Animal Balance that provides resources to local organizations for targeted trap, neuter, […]

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South Korea’s Dog Meat Question

by Robin Dorman

According to Kim Jin-sun, the head of the South Korean organizing committee for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Koreans don’t eat dogs. When asked about the subject this past February at the Sochi Olympics, he declared the issue “cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea.” He did […]

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THE TRANSPORT

by Robin Dorman

 If you wish to know why there are disasters of armies and weapons in the world, listen to the piteous cries from the slaughterhouse at midnight. (Ancient Chinese verse) Before rescue, they were condemned to a grim existence that narrowed and narrowed toward a torturous death—their agony, someone’s dinner. And then an elation-bringing moment: making […]

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The Philosopher

by Robin Dorman

According to a television program that aired in South Korea, in 2011, “South Korea’s Dangerous Health Food—Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat,” physician Dr. PD Kim, said: “Currently, there is no law regulating the industry of dog slaughter, so the majority of dog slaughterhouses do not carry proper sanitary equipment.” The undercover team visited slaughterhouses throughout […]

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THE SURVIVOR

by Robin Dorman

South Korea’s Moran Market conjures up any bustling farmers’ market—thronged with shoppers, talking and bargaining, all very lively and cheery. But on the days when the entire folk market is open, days that end in 4 and 9, more street vendors are on site, stationed beneath colorful umbrella stands (selling everything from veggies to clothes […]