Archive for the ‘Animal Cruelty’ Category

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Horrific Dog Burning Case

Exam shows young dog was alive when set on fire in Riviera Beach Riviera Beach, Fla. (January 14, 2013) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever tethered a young pit bull to a fence, doused him with a flammable liquid ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward To Catch Indiana Dog Killer

Pearl deliberately trapped in a cruel Conibear trap and left to slowly suffocate to death Hebron, Ind. (December 27, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever deliberately trapped a family's dog in a cruel Conibear trap and left her to slowly suffocate to death. “I cannot imagine ... Full story

Nancy Pelosi Criticized For Promoting Animal Cruelty At Her Restaurants

Veal-peddling Pelosi embraces both hypocrisy and suffering for the sake of profit San Rafael, Calif. (November 29, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) has sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, blasting her contradictory public proclamation as a “Green” and “Sustainable Living” supporter, while allowing veal to be served at four restaurants in which she is an investor. Pelosi invests in the Moana Restaurant ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Florida Cat Shooting

Stray cat was shot through the shoulders with an arrow and later died Santa Rosa County, Fla. (November 21, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever brutally shot a cat with a hunting arrow in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Adds $2,500 Reward To Catch Oregon Dog Killer

Duke and Buddy beaten to death with an ax near their home Clackamas County, Ore. (November 21, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with a regional office in Portland, has added $2,500 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever bludgeoned to death with an ax two dogs, Duke and Buddy, whose bodies were ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $3,500 Reward To Catch Louisiana Cat Killers

Caretakers find nearly two dozen cats shot Ethel, La. (November 20, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot a group of nearly two dozen cats, injuring 8 and killing 4 and leaving nearly a dozen missing. “The cold-bloodedness of ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In Hawaii Dog Shooting

Small terrier-mix named Champ shot and left to die Waianae, Hawaii (November 15, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, has added $2,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot a small terrier-mix named Champ, leaving him paralyzed. Champ had to be euthanized due to the extent of ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $3,500 Reward In California Horse Killing

A young stallion's throat was cut and his body illegally dumped San Joaquin County, Calif. (November 8, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever slit the throat of a young male horse and illegally dumped his body in San Joaquin County. A ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Florida Cat Burning Case

Paisley set on fire and left for dead Lee County, Fla. (November 2, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever brutally set on fire a cat in Lee County, Florida. Paisley was discovered Monday evening, October 29 in Lehigh Acres. ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In California Dog Torture and Killing

A basset hound named Buddy was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire Ventura County, Calif. (November 2, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, has added $2,500 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever set on fire and killed a basset hound named Buddy. A neighbor reported a ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Alabama Cat Deaths

At least three cats have been found dead on the University of Montevallo campus Montevallo, Ala. (October 31, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever is killing stray cats at the University of Montevallo. In recent weeks three of ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Adds $700 To Reward Fund In Missouri Dog Abuse

Jasmine was severely burned inside her kennel at the SEMO Animal Rescue facility Lilbourn, Mo. (October 22, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $700 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever brutally burned a dog at an animal rescue facility in Lilbourn, Missouri. The reward fund is now up to $1,000. Jasmine, a stray ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Rewards In Each Of Two Mississippi Animal Abuse Cases

A horse named Amber was found in Carroll County hobbling on horribly overgrown hooves The dog Gracie was found in Winona with an embedded collar which nearly killed her Grenada, Miss. (October 19, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has offered two separate $2,500 rewards for information leading to arrests and convictions ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Oregon Cat Shooting Case

Pumpkin was shot through the shoulder with an arrow Sandy, Ore. (October 17, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with a regional office in Portland, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever brutally shot a cat with a hunting arrow in Sandy, Oregon. Pumpkin, a beloved companion, was shot with a hunting arrow ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Mississippi Dog Abuse Case

Gracie was found with a horribly embedded collar which caused a near fatal injury Grenada, Miss. (October 8, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever chained Gracie as a puppy and neglected to ever adjust her collar, which ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Florida Cat Shooting Case

Emily was shot through the abdomen with an arrow Riverview, Fla. (October 4, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever brutally shot a cat with a hunting arrow in Riverview, Florida. Emily, a friendly 2-3 year old spayed cat, was found walking along US Highway 30 with ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Georgia Dog Abuse Case

Xena was found abandoned after having been nearly starved to death DeKalb County, Ga. (September 27, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever starved a puppy nearly to death, and then abandoned her in DeKalb County. Xena, a 4-month old lab-retriever mix puppy, was found abandoned on ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In New Jersey Dog Theft And Torture

Ridge was stuffed into a trash bag and tossed out of a moving car New Brunswick, N.J. (September 27, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever took, then tortured and killed a family's dog. Ridge, a young adult dog, was taken from a locked fenced yard in ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Philadelphia Dog Burning

The dog was stuffed into a cage then set on fire Chester County, Pa. (September 27, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever set on fire a caged pit bull mix in Chester County. On Friday night, September 19, firefighters responded to a call of a brush ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Nebraska Dog Mutilation Case

Ike crawled home after being severely injured Scotts Bluff County, Neb. (September 19, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever mutilated a family dog in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Ike, a 3-year old German Shepherd, disappeared from his family's home Friday night, September 14. He turned up ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Georgia Dog Killing Case

Josiah was poisoned with Raid during a home break-in Ft. Benning, Ga. (September 18, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever poisoned a family dog with Raid during a home break-in in Ft. Benning, Georgia. Lisa Painter returned home from ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $5,000 Reward In Tennessee Dog Killing Case

Wrigley was killed defending family during home invasion robbery Memphis, Tenn. (September 10, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot and killed a family dog during a home invasion robbery in Memphis, Tennessee. A woman in the Cooper-Young area ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Fairbanks Puppy Cruelty Case

Great Dane puppy saved from heartless and deadly abandonment Fairbanks, Alaska (August 20, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in California, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the abuser who muzzled a Great Dane puppy, then stuffed him into a suitcase and callously tossed him into ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Doubles Reward In Minneapolis Cat Cruelty Case

Reward fund now totals $2,000 to convict person(s) who stabbed and set cat on fire Minneapolis, Minn. (August 16, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in California, has added $1,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever stabbed, then burned to death a cat in a ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In Tennessee Dog Cruelty Case

Reward fund now totals $7,000 to convict person(s) who shot dog in the mouth Warren County, Tenn. (August 14, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has added $2,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever beat a dog and shot ... Full story

CITIZEN COMPLAINT

CITIZEN COMPLAINT To: Secretary of Defense Leon Edward Panetta From: Hope Bohanec, In Defense of Animals hope@idausa.org Submitted by fax: (703) 571-8951 December 13, 2011 On behalf of our 100,000 members worldwide, In Defense of Animals (IDA) requests an investigation into the brutal beating of a sheep by a soldier with a metal baseball bat. This November 2011 incident was caught on video in Afghanistan and has circulated around the ... Full story

Stop wasting tax dollars on chimp abuse

Eric Kleiman | In Defense of Animals The National Institutes of Health wants you to believe that chimpanzee experimentation is necessary. It so badly wants you to believe this that the agency just two months ago began to use your tax dollars to fund a propaganda campaign for "educating the public" regarding the "importance of chimpanzees in biomedical research." Why is the ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Applauds Conviction In Charleston, Mississippi Cruelty Case

Woman found guilty of starving dogs Charleston, Miss. (August 17, 2011) - In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, applauds the conviction of Sherry White and Ricardo Simpson of Charleston, Mississippi on charges of animal cruelty. IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary rescue team aided the Charleston Police Department with the seizure of six severely neglected dogs on ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Adds $3,000 To Reward Fund To Find Missing Dog

$8,000 now available for information leading to safe rescue of Kapone, an 11-year-old family dog missing from Memphis Animal Services Memphis, Tenn. (July 15, 2011) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has added $3,000 to the reward fund for information about Kapone, the Shoup family’s adored pit bull, who has been missing since ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Applauds Historic McClatchy Chimpanzee Expose

Medical records are next phase in fight to end chimpanzee experimentation In Defense of Animals applauds the three-part "Special Report" on chimpanzee experimentation by McClatchy Newspapers investigative reporter Chris Adams, which has been featured in papers nationwide including the Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Arizona Republic, and Charlotte Observer; high-profile blogs such as the Huffington Post and DailyKos; ... Full story

Portland Activists Speak Out Against Animal Experimentation

Wednesday demonstration to highlight World Week for Animals in Laboratories Portland, Ore. (April 19, 2011) - Millions of Americans are filing their taxes this week, unaware that their tax dollars support "cash cow" scientists, some of whom receive millions of dollars in grants each year, as well as a large population of chimpanzees growing old in laboratories. But some people are aware of this waste, and this ... Full story

Los Angeles - Shrine Circus Demos

Main demo April 9 at 1 p.m. - plus two additional demos Join with IDA to protest circus cruelty at the Shrine Circus in Los Angeles. Last year’s demo drew more than 40 people, and we hope to top that this year, sending a clear message to the Shriners, the media, and circus patrons that animal abuse is not entertainment. The Shriners usually contract with Circus Gatti ... Full story

NYC Geese In Peril - Two Ways You Can Help

Contact NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cancel the contract with USDA Attend "Hands Around the Lake" event in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Saturday, March 26, 12:30 p.m., Prospect Park Lake, Enter at Vanderbilt Street & Prospect Park SW Join with members of "For the Love of Prospect Park Geese" as they demand the city end its contract to slaughter hundreds more of our beloved NYC geese and their ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Reward Increased To $1,000 To Catch Grenada County Horse Killer

Grenada, Miss. (Dec. 22, 2010) – On December 9, Lee Pickens of Grenada, Mississippi discovered that one of his horses had been killed and the other wounded. In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization that operates the Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot the ... Full story

REWARD OFFERED IN MALICIOUS SHOOTING OF GRENADA COUNTY HORSES

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS OFFERS $500 FOR ARREST & CONVICTION OF SHOOTER Grenada, Miss. (Dec. 9, 2010) – In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization, has posted a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who callously and maliciously shot two horses in their pasture on 4897 Sweethome Road, Grenada, MS. On December 9, Lee Pickens received ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Adds $1,500 To Reward Fund To Catch Criminal Who Cut Off Puppy’s Ears

San Diego, Calif. (December 2, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, announced today it has added $1,500 to a $3,000 reward fund established by San Diego Animal Advocates. The reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for cutting the ears off of a one month old puppy ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Pledges $2,500 To Catch And Convict Killers Of Swan At Palace Of Fine Arts

San Rafael, Calif. (November 22, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) has pledged $2,500 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who killed a Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The bird was one of the last remaining members of a swan family who have lived in the Palace of Fine Arts ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Urges Feds to Bust Cole Brothers Circus

Animal protection organization uncovers scheme to circumvent federal law San Rafael, Calif. (November 4, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action against the Cole Brothers Circus for its seeming role in an elaborate scheme to circumvent federal animal welfare laws by helping Florida-based animal handler Lance Ramos Kollman exhibit his ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Urges Feds To Investigate Elephant Death At Wildlife Safari

Zoo urged to publicly release Tiki’s veterinary records San Rafael, Calif. (October 7, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging an investigation into the death of Tiki, a female African elephant held at the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. Tiki died on Wednesday after suffering an unidentified illness. “Tiki’s unexpected death raises a red flag ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Offers a One-Time $2000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of a Deer Poacher

Deer Defender’s anti-poaching program introduced to combat increasing numbers of illegally killed deer Cuyahoga County, OH (September 24, 2010) - In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal-protection organization, is offering a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individual(s) who has illegally harmed or killed white-tailed deer in Cuyahoga County. Local citizens have spotted deer wandering through urban areas, wounded with ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Rebukes SeaWorld For Deadly Captive Breeding Programs And Public Display of Orcas

Following premature death of young orca Sumar, IDA renews call for government action San Rafael, Calif. (September 9, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today blasted SeaWorld for the death of Sumar, a young 12-year old male orca who lived a tragic and completely unnatural existence as a circus animal at SeaWorld in San Diego. A victim of SeaWorld’s ruthless and continuing attempts to breed ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Applauds Cruelty Conviction

Grenada, Miss. (September 1, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today applauded the animal cruelty conviction of Annie Ruth Sanders. IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS, formerly Project Hope) and the Charleston, Mississippi Police Department worked together in July to rescue six starving, chained dogs from Sanders’ property on West Main Street in Charleston. Videotape of the dogs’ conditions and the rescues may be seen at ... Full story

Reward Offered In Case Of Internet Puppy Killer

In Defense of Animals offers $5,000 for information leading to conviction of woman who threw puppies in river San Francisco, Calif. (August 31, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of a woman videotaped throwing puppies into a river. The act is believed to have occurred in ... Full story

Thursday: Opening Night Protest of Ringling Bros. Circus

Circus mired in controversy over abusive treatment of elephants Portland, Ore. (August 31, 2010) – This Thursday, Oregon members of In Defense of Animals (IDA) will join other concerned citizens to protest the opening night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Portland. Ringling has been embroiled in controversy over its brutal treatment of elephants, including calves ripped away from their mothers for ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Praises OSHA Citation Of SeaWorld For Knowingly Endangering Human Lives

San Rafael, Calif. (August 25, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today praised the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for issuing three safety violations, including one classified as “willful,” to SeaWorld Orlando as a result of the death of Dawn Brancheau, a dolphin trainer killed at SeaWorld by Tilikum, a 17 foot male orca. “Orcas are apex predators who suffer intensely from the confinement ... Full story

Egg Recall Reveals Dangers of Eating Animal Products

In Defense of Animals warns against eating sick birds or their eggs San Rafael, Calif. (August 20, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) said today that the salmonella outbreak requiring the recall of close to 400 million eggs is not an isolated incident, and demonstrates the danger of consuming animal products produced in factory farms. Since January, there have been dozens of recalls by the ... Full story

Geese Returning To Prospect Park Shows Slaughter Failed

As In Defense of Animals predicted, 107 new geese replaced those city killed New York, NY (August 19, 2010) – In the thirty-eight days since New York City captured and gassed to death an entire population of Canada geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, 107 new geese have taken their place, reports In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization that has campaigned to end the ... Full story

City Council Members Join In Defense of Animals To Protest New York City’s Massacre of Canada Geese

Rally at City Hall Calls for Humane, Non-Lethal Population Control Programs New York, New York (August 11, 2010) – In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization, will be joined by New York City Council members Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, and Letitia James on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, August 12, at noon, to call for an end to the city’s ... Full story

City Council Members Join In Defense of Animals To Protest NYC’s Massacre of Canada Geese

Rally at City Hall Calls for Humane Methods New York (August 9, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, will be joined by New York City Council members Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, and Letitia James on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, August 12, at noon, to call for an end to the city’s contract with the ... Full story

Avalon Hotel In Beverly Hills Removing Foie Gras From Menu

Compassionate decision follows discussions with In Defense of Animals about the cruelty inherent in foie gras production Beverly Hills, Calif. (August 5, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today congratulated the luxurious Beverly Hills Avalon Hotel for their compassionate decision to remove foie gras from their menu. The Avalon Hotel joins Spago as the second Beverly Hills establishment to remove foie gras. “Foie gras production universally ... Full story
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