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Support Hawaiian Bill to Ban Dog, Cat, and Horse Meat

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Stop Massive Bow Hunt in Fairfax County, Virginia

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October 26, 2010 Fairfax County, Virginia stand-alone

$2500 Reward Offered to Find Shotgun Dog Killer

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Last week, we announced our reward offer to the media in response to a horrific tragedy. Ginger was a beloved family dog who lived with the Robertson family in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Activists Uncover Horrifying Deer Killings in British Columbia

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Take Action to End the Killing

Are You Wearing Dog Skin?

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As the dog meat trade persists throughout Asia, the horror stretches far beyond those borders. While the flesh of dogs is consumed in places such as China, South Korea and Vietnam, the skin of these dogs is sent all over the world.

Arizona's Salt River Wild Horses Are Safe

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Please Thank U.S. Forest Service

Ask Hawaii Tourism Authority to Save Cats from Massacre

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a pack of wild dogs running in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii on the island of Maui at night killing cats, chickens, and small dogs.

Australian Ad Promotes Violence Against Vegans

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Sign Our Alert to Advertising Bureau Which Ruled the Ad: "Humorous"!

Boknal Days Are Here Again!

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Another Torturous Summer "Festival" is Underway

Canada Geese Massacred in NYC

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End the Yearly Roundup and Killing of NYC Canada Geese

Costco Egg Cruelty

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Eight years after cage-free statement, Costco continues supporting cruelty

Craigslist: Elephant Haters or Lovers?

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Thought Craigslist was a harmless forum for posting local classifieds? Think again.

Crimes of Compassion

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According to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, compassion is a crime.

Demand Basic Fire Protection for Farmed Animals

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of farmed animals, locked in cages in massive industrial warehouses, suffer horrendous deaths in fires.

Demand Sanctuary for Seattle Zoo's Elephants

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This month we spotlight the Woodland Park Zoo, which earned IDA's Dishonorable Mention on our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list.

Elephants in the Spotlight

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2015 may be the "year of the elephant" more than any other year thus far. Most of us are now aware that elephants are on the brink of extinction. The poaching crisis death toll rises daily and we are exposed to the heart wrenching images of....

End Australia's Feral Cat Massacre

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Oppose the government's killing initiative and support humane alternatives

End Cruel Trapping on National Wildlife Refuges

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Trapping is allowed on more than half of our nation's 563 wildlife refuges comprising about 150 million acres.

End of Orca Captivity in Sight

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Support the ORCA Act

Four Rare Takahes Killed in New Zealand

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Once thought to be extinct, but found to still be alive in small numbers, the takahe is one of New Zealand's most beautiful flightless birds.

Free Kaavan the Elephant

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He's Been Chained Alone, for 28 Years at Zoo in Pakistan

Free Lolita the Orca Whale!

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Imagine being violently ripped away from your family at four years old and being sold into a life of captivity for another species' entertainment.

Horrifying Dog Meat Trade in Paradise

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Beyond Indonesia's Tropical Paradises Lurks Torture and Death for Dogs

Horse Racing = Injury and Death for Horses

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Another year has come and gone again in Australia, and with it, the passing of another November.

Justice For Cecil and Help for All Lions

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Last month, Cecil, the iconic and beloved male African lion, was murdered by Walter J. Palmer....

Justice for Rehabilitated Birds Shot

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Tragedy struck the Medicine River Wildlife Center in Alberta, Canada this past October when the crows and ravens in its care were heartlessly shot to death anonymously during the night.

Keep U.S. Horses SAFE

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Stop Horses From Being Shipped to Slaughter!

New Poison Kills Bees

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Tell The EPA To Recall New Toxin

No New Dolphin Abusement Park!

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New Wild-Caught Dolphin Facility Slated for Da Nang, Vietnam

Oppose Transfer of 18 Swaziland Elephants

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You may have recently read our 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants List and it likely left you feeling outraged.

Penang Kills More Than 3,000 Dogs

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Rabies Blamed by Malaysian Authorities

Pet Dogs to be "Clubbed to Death"

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In Jinan, China, the small Dayang New District has recently outlawed dogs as animal companions. Citing complaints from residents, the government posted a notice that all families must, "Deal with it on your own...."

Politics Over Science

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Startling Findings at USFWS

Protected Wombats Killed in Australia

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Since the 1970s, wombats have been protected in New South Wales, Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Pucker up Hershey's!

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We want a dairy free kiss! #ValentinesDay

Request Vegan Options at Olive Garden

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Olive Garden is one of the largest Italian restaurant chains in America. Let's give the directors a penne for their thoughts and let them know we're hungry for some hearty vegan options!

Revoke License of Cruel Veterinarian

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In April, Texan Veterinarian Kristen Lindsey, DVM, posted a picture on her Facebook page of herself with a cat.

Running for their Lives

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End Greyhound Races at Macau's Canidrome.

SeaWorld is Trying to Build a Giant Fish Farm

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Considering the public's recent and growing abhorrence to SeaWorld, you would think it would avoid additional endeavors that irresponsibly and inhumanely exploit sea animals

Seal Beach Sending Coyotes to the Gas Chambers

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The Seal Beach, California city council has decided that coyotes inhabiting the area must be killed and in the most cruel method possible.

Send a Love Letter to an Animal Activist

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Share the activist love with a fellow activist for Valentine's Day

Send a Valentine for the Elephants

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Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

Shut Down the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center!

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A secret branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) called The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center has recently been exposed for horrifying experiments on meat-producing animals

South Korea Passes Bill to Phase Out Animal Testing!

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Earlier this month, the Korea National Assembly passed a bill to phase out animal testing for cosmetics by 2018! It is a wonderful step forward as South Korea now joins countries such as India, Israel and Brazil which have all taken steps to end cruel....

South Korea: Stop Torturing Dogs for Dinner!

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Another year of Boknal Days "celebrations" have come to a close in South Korea. Yet again, these "celebrations" have claimed thousands of dogs who were all beaten, tortured, brutally killed and then eaten.

Stop Deer Killing Plan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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The City of Ann Arbor is planning to use the ineffective and cruel method of blasting 100 deer with gunshot in public parks, less than 450 feet from residents' homes, to fatally control the deer population.

Stop Vietnam's Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter Festival

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Tet celebrations in Vietnam ring in the Lunar New Year early in the New Year (roughly the beginning of February) with weeklong festivities. The entire country is imbued with festive cheer as families reunite and wish for luck in the new year.

Stop Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter

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In February 2014, we asked you to oppose the slaughter of bison in America's oldest national park and you responded by the thousands.

Stop the Wolf Killing Frenzy in Wisconsin - Demand Emergency Pro

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Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has handed its wolf management to the wolf haters the trophy hunters and trappers, who have killed 92 wolves in six days, as of October 21.

Success in The Arctic

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Obama Administration Revokes Drilling Leases

Support Wildlife Crossings

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Urge the U.S. Department of Transportation to support a wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in California

Support the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act of 2015

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Let Your Representatives and Senators Know That This is the Time to Act!

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves

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Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.

Tell Obama to Ban Ivory Sales in the US!

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Can the U.S. Stop African Elephants from Going Extinct in One Generation?

Tell Whole Foods to Stop Killing Bunnies!

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Americans are now eating less animal flesh than ever before. Yet both the livestock industry and many in the food industry are not happy about this turn of events and are advocating for Americans to not only eat more flesh, but to consume more species.

Temporary Victory for Belugas

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Say No to Beluga Wild Capture Import Appeal

Thank You on Behalf of Elephants!

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Great News for African Elephants Thanks to President Obama!

The "Ghost" Kingfisher is Found and Then Killed

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First and Possibly Last Picture Taken of a Male Moustached Kingfisher Alive

The Shocking Cowspiracy Continues

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Sign our letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking why the meat and dairy industries get a free pass from reporting their greenhouse gas emissions.

USDA Rejects Its Own Advisory Committee

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Don't Let Another Five Years of Dietary Guideline Negligence Go Unchallenged

Urgent: Appeal California's Foie Gras Ruling

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California's foie gras ban was overturned last Wednesday, January 7, by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and only recently in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain

Urgent: Protect Maui Cats

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A pack of feral dogs has been running wild in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii at night and killing feral cats, family pets, chickens, and other small dogs. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) claims they do not have the funding nor the staff to...

Vegan Company Under Attack

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Very, very troubling news broke a few weeks ago that taxpayer funded government organizations have been waging an illegal war against a plant based food producer.

Zimbabwe Abducts Baby Elephants

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According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Hwange National Park visitors witnessed the capture of baby elephants by government helicopters and ground teams.



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