The Long Road to Recovery

by Bob Price

This is Josie. For most of her life, Josie was probably used as a hunting dog, just another tool in a hunter’s cruel bag of tricks. Sadly, when the hunt was over, Josie was left to fend for herself on the side of a lonely gravel road. When rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ […]


Say NO to GPS Hound Tracking

by Tiphani Davis

  Hound hunting of deer and other animals has always been controversial for its inhumane practices, and yet, it is a current practice of many deer hunters. Often, instinct takes over and hounds are lost from their humans and in some instances are never found. An amendment to the Mammal Hunting Code of Regulation 265 […]


Keep Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Protected From Hunting!

by Mark Molloy

  We write with deeply concerning news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing the removal of yet another species from the protected species list: this time the grizzlies of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. If this outrageous plan goes ahead, grizzly bears would be blasted, maimed and killed by packs of […]


USA to Zimbabwe: No to Trophy Hunting Imports

by Caroline Saxon

  USA to Zimbabwe: No to Trophy Hunting Imports Unless Local Conservation Improves In 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) suspended imports of African elephant sport hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. As of late, 45 major airlines have banned the transport of body part “trophies” from African hunting trips. Also this week, […]

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Victory! Bill To Ban Hunting With Hounds Passes Committee!

by Webmaster

In California, hounds are used for hunting black bears and bobcats. This inhumane practice is called “hounding” and uses packs of radio-collared dogs to chase down frightened bears and bobcats, sometimes for many miles, until the animal nears exhaustion and is forced up a tree. When the dogs stop running, the trophy hunter knows that […]

Support California’s Shark Fin Ban

by Webmaster

California has the incredible opportunity to once again be a leader in animal protection and environmental conservation with a new bill that would ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in California, Assembly Bill (AB) 376. Introduced by Assembly members Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) and Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), this bill follows a […]