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Faux Fur May Be Dog, Cat or Rabbit Fur!

by Melissa Flower

  Canadian MP Takes Action We recently reported on the loophole within America’s leather industry that ends up allowing dog skin products being imported from Asia, simply due to nonexistent labeling or mislabeling. Consumers still purchasing leather goods, could very well be wearing dog skin and supporting the horrific dog meat industry in Asia, and […]


$2,500 Reward Offered to Find Starkville Dog Killer

by Doll Stanley

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doll Stanley,, (662) 809-4483 for information and interview requests with victims $2,500 Reward Offered to Find Starkville Dog Killer Stricter Animal Protection Laws Urgently Needed Starkville, MS (January 28, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi and […]


Dog Burned Alive in Mississippi

by Debbie Clark

  Torturer Fined $327.50 The October 27, 2015 sentencing of Jonathan Thompson, of 302 Cade Street, Winona, Mississippi for the heinous act of burning his dog alive astounded court attendees, and animal advocates alike. Thompson pleaded guilty to two citations issued following the September 28, 2015 investigation by Winona City Animal Control Officer Jim Smith […]

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Meet One of the Dogs We Helped – Chotu

by Naina Athale

  IDA-India has several facilities in and around Mumbai, India where we run low-cost (and occasionally no-cost) vaccine and treatment clinics. Additionally, we also have several mobile clinics and animal ambulances that reach out to those needing assistance who cannot make it into our facilities. One recent client, Chotu (masculine in Hindi for “little one”), […]


Miracle in India

by IDA India

Here is another great rescue story from IDA-India. It’s a story first of horror and despair, then of miraculous joy and recovery. Late one recent evening, IDA-India’s Turbhe Rescue Center in Mumbai, received a distressing call about a female dog who was found semi-conscious and unable to move. Rescuers picked her up and brought her […]


WillPower vs. Won’tPower — Is it Really Hard to Stop Hurting Animals?

by Jack Carone

There is a tendency for some of us who wish to promote veganism—a way of living which excludes the use of animals for food, clothing and other exploitation— to cushion the call to action with a warning/acknowledgement/suggestion that it is a difficult thing to do. While this is surely the case for some people, for […]