Posts Tagged ‘Animal Cruelty’

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

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 Texas Dog Abandonment

Ninety-two dogs found neglected and abandoned in two separate incidents Dallas, Texas (October 8, 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 abandoned 51 Maltese dogs, 40 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and one Cocker Spaniel in two separate incidents near Dallas, Texas. Last week, someone dumped 51 Maltese ... 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

Sarah Palin’s ‘snuff film’ has animal rights groups angry

Though viewers are falling faster than bludgeoned halibuts (the show's ratings dropped by 40 percent to 3 million for Sunday's show), "Sarah Palin's Alaska" still has more than enough viewers to stir up controversy. Animal rights activists are up in arms over Palin's treatment of a halibut in the latest episode. In Defense of Animals has called the footage of ... 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

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

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

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

In Defense Of Animals Offers Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Those who Decapitated Goats in San Jose

Three decapitated goats left at entrance to popular park evoke outrage from animal protection organization San Rafael, Calif. (August 5, 2010) - In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization that operates hands-on rescue facilities in Mississippi, Africa and India, has offered a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the reprehensible be-heading of three goats, ... Full story

‘American Idol’ Finalist — Fury Over Hunting Show

Former "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has landed right in the crosshairs of an animal rights group -- over a new reality show in which she's on the hunt for a record contract ... and animals to shoot. While promoting her new reality/hunting show "Goin' Country," Cook -- who placed 7th on "Idol" in 2008 -- recently said, "I never used to like killing animals ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Urges Feds To End Dangerous Elephant Management Practice

Toledo Zoo attack spurs call for changes to federal animal protection policy San Rafael, Calif. (July 28, 2010) – The July 7th attack by a young African elephant on his keeper at the Toledo Zoo has reignited controversy over the use of circus-style training and the abusive device known as a bullhook. In Defense of Animals (IDA) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of ... Full story

Circus Having a Harder Time Coming to Town

The circus is again coming to Anaheim, which means that also coming to the Anaheim City Council are angry animal rights activists with stories of alleged abuse suffered by the performing animals. This ritual, which played out in Anaheim's council chambers this week, has gone on for years in city halls nationwide. But what is different this year is that the activists are armed with more ... Full story

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

Animal protection organization seeks information leading to arrest and conviction of whomever burned “Ginger” Milford, Conn. (July 22, 2010) – On July 11, 2010 a two-year-old female Staffordshire Terrier, dubbed “Ginger” in the media, was found roaming the streets of Milford, Connecticut with third degree burns all over her head and upper body. The international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals (IDA) has offered a ... Full story

BLM Blasted for Deadliest Roundup in Nevada Heat of Summer

Seven Deaths on First Day of Roundup Makes This Deadliest Roundup of the Year Tuscarora, NV (July 12, 2010)  – Today, In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection and rescue organization, is calling for a summer moratorium of all roundups and is blasting the Department of Interior which, despite a federal lawsuit and legal appeal, began a controversial roundup of wild horses in Northeastern ... Full story

Legal Action Taken to Halt Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada

1,200 Wild Horses To Be Stampeded For Miles in Desert Heat Creates Unnecessary Fatality Risk for Young Foals, Weak and Older Horses Washington, DC (July 9, 2010) – Yesterday, In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, and ecologist Craig Downer, represented by Advocates For the West, a leading conservation group, filed an Appeal and Petition to Stay with the Interior Board of Land Appeals ... Full story

Activists Protest Firehouse Restaurant For Animal Cruelty

Demonstration will highlight restaurant's sale of diseased livers from mistreated ducks Sacramento, Calif. (May 21, 2010) - Activists with In Defense of Animals (IDA), the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL), and Sacramento Animal Rights will be protesting outside of Firehouse Restaurant in Sacramento today at 6:00 p.m. against the sale of foie gras - diseased, enlarged livers from mistreated, force-fed ducks. The activists will be displaying ... Full story

Forty Six Dogs Missing In Rural Iowa

In Defense of Animals adds $500 to raise reward fund to $1,500 Van Meter, Iowa (May 20, 2010) – An epidemic of missing dogs in south central Iowa has many families desperately searching for their beloved companions. In Defense of Animals (IDA) today added $500 to the $1,000 reward pledged by one victimized family for information leading to the location of the missing dogs and their ... Full story

In Defense of Animals to Hold Outreach Event Today to Highlight Marine Mammals Suffering in Captivity

San Francisco, Calif. (May 15, 2010) – Today, In Defense of Animals (IDA) will be leafleting at Pier 39 to build public support in urging Congress to create and enforce stricter regulations to protect marine mammals held in aquaria for public display. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering changes to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations and IDA staff and volunteers will ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Slams Supreme Court Decision On Animal Cruelty Videos

Animal protection organization says cruel videos already returning to internet thanks to Court San Rafael, Calif. (April 20, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today denounced the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize the sale of videos depicting animal cruelty as entertainment. IDA also urged Congress to immediately craft a replacement bill that can pass the Supreme Court's First Amendment analysis. The case throws out the ... Full story

Americans Should Know Where Their Taxes Go, Animal Research Watchdog Group Says

Rats Vaginally Stimulated, Monkeys Losing Weight by Exercising Just Tip of the Iceberg, Says IDA Washington, DC (April 14, 2010) – Today, as April 15 fast approaches for American taxpayers, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is unveiling its “Top 10 Reasons Why Animal Research is a Cruel Joke” in recognition of ridiculous and wasteful experiments funded by your tax dollars. “With unemployment sky-high and our economy still ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Increases Reward To $2,500 To Catch Cat Torturers

Actress Elaine Hendrix, a Tennessee native, urges public to help catch criminal. Rogersville, Tenn. – A series of East Tennessee crimes against cats may not be connected, but actress Elaine Hendrix and In Defense of Animals (IDA) fear a serial abuser may be roaming the streets, and IDA is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s). Ms. Hendrix, who ... Full story

Celebrities Speak Against NASA ' s Monkey Radiation Experiments

Woody Harrelson, Zachary Quinto, Alicia Silverstone, James Cromwell, Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Emily Deschanel, and Elizabeth Perkins, join IDA’s effort to save monkeys San Rafael, Calif. - In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, today released letters from celebrities opposed to NASA-funded experiments. The experiments, which NASA wants conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), involve irradiating squirrel monkeys. IDA ... Full story
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