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Animal Rights Support is Growing!

by Lisa Levinson

  For another year, In Defense of Animals was a proud sponsor of the National Animal Rights Conference. Over 1,700 animal advocates turned out in Los Angeles to learn and share how to do more for animals. Our movement is growing, which is excellent news for the animals whose very lives depend on us! Fabulous […]

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Boknal Dog Meat Days are Almost Upon Us!

by Bob Price

  In just a few weeks, the annual dog eating festival of South Korea will begin and tens of thousands of dogs and cats will be tortured and killed in some of the most brutal and inhumane ways imaginable. Bok-Nal  translates literally as “Dog Days” and is a Korean holiday marking the height of the […]

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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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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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Summer Days Bring Dog Meat “Festivals”

by Melissa Flower

  As the dog days of summer approach, so too do the dog meat “festivals” in China and South Korea. While dog meat is consumed throughout the year in both countries, there is a considerable increase during the summer months as the myth of dog meat increasing one’s stamina and male virility persists. China’s Yulin […]

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Boknal Days Are Quickly Approaching

by Melissa Flower

  The dog days of summer spell doom for South Korea’s dogs. It is during these days, presumably the hottest days of the year, that the dreaded Boknal Days take place. They are only weeks away. The three main Boknal Days span July to August and are when the consumption of dog meat peaks throughout […]

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More Than 25,000 Implore South Korea to Ditch Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  Today, we are sending off 25,300 hand-signed, hard copy petitions that we collected from our concerned supporters against the dog meat trade in South Korea to the Korean Consulate in San Francisco. South Korea is the only country in the world that allows dogs to be intensively farmed for human consumption. Millions of dogs […]

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Take Dog Meat Off Tourist Menus

by Melissa Flower

  Each year, millions of dogs are caught up in the brutal and torturous dog meat trade that spans several countries throughout Asia, including South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. While each country presents varying challenges in the fight to end the trade, all make the claim of “culture” or “tradition” to continue […]