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Canada Takes on Cat and Dog Fur Industry

by Melissa Flower

  It is currently completely legal to buy and sell cat and dog fur in Canada. Consumers still purchasing fur have no idea they are wearing the skin and fur of animals they consider companions. Even those attempting to make compassionate choices by only purchasing faux fur, may also be paying for cruelty. Fur and […]

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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 […]

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Fur Free Friday 2015

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals (IDA), other organizations, and grassroots activists united for Fur Free Friday protests on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. A tradition that began twenty-nine years ago has grown into the world’s largest annual animal rights demonstration. Animal advocates urged consumers to shop cruelty-free by avoiding fur and fur-trimmed items as […]

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Fur Farming Ruled to End in the Netherlands by 2024

by Ryan Murphy

  On November 10, 2015, the Dutch court ruled in favor of a country wide fur farming ban which was previously overturned in 2014. This is a great success story for mink in the future because nearly six million mink are killed every year in the Netherlands alone. However, heartless fur farmers are still unwilling […]

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Montana, the Big Sky State

by Anja Heister

Montana, the Big Sky State, is Big on Fur Factory Farming Montana’s state wildlife agency, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recently approved Larry and Carol Schultz’s application to move their North Dakota bobcat fur factory farm to Fergus County, Montana, bringing the number of fur factory farms in the state to more […]

Cruelty Couture

by Webmaster

Lady Gaga outdid even herself with her latest shocking “fashion” statement when she recently posed for Japan’s Men’s Vogue Magazine cover in a raw red meat bikini. Ok, you win Lady Gaga, or should I say Lady Gag-gag, we’re shocked and we’re talking about it. However, the dead animal hanging from her body certainly doesn’t […]

IDA’s Renewed Vision – Tear Down The Cages!

by Webmaster

Throughout my 20 years in the animal protection field I have admired the work of In Defense of Animals, and I’m truly honored to accept the position of President of this esteemed organization. I feel very fortunate to have inherited a solid foundation created by Dr. Elliot Katz, and look forward to building on this […]