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Animals Anally Electrocuted for Cell Phone Cases?

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Wild and Wooly, a New York-based startup, has unveiled a line of iPhone cases made from real fur. It brags about offering both "ranch-raised and free-range fur options."

Animals Saved Thanks to Activist Judy Carman

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This week's Activist Appreciation Month feature story honors the noble efforts of Judy Carman, who has rescued turkeys, quail, and a steer from needless suffering to live instead in safe forever homes at animal sanctuaries.

Animals in Cold Misery at Tregembo Animal Park

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Residents of Wilmington, North Carolina have reported that Tregembo Animal Park has been leaving the animals in its care exposed all night even when the temperature drops below freezing.

Babies Should be With Their Mothers!

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Those first precious moments of life, that special bond between mother and baby... just ripped away.

Ban Cruel Traveling Animal Performances in the USA!

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Circuses have been allowed to cage exotic animals and ship them from town to town, hundreds of days per year, making money off of their chronic suffering. Elephants, tigers, camels, lions, monkeys and so many others are denied their natural instincts.

Close the Rift Valley Donkey Slaughterhouse

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In Kenya, a new slaughterhouse costing approximately three million US dollars has been opened, but it's not your typical slaughterhouse - this one is specifically for donkeys.

Death-Defying Pig Enjoys New Life

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Earlier this month, witnesses driving on Interstate 90 outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota saw a pig struggling to open the back gate of a transport truck four or five times before he succeeded and then jumped from the truck as it sped down....

Defy Pyeongchang's Dog Meat Trickery

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Dog meat is currently a hot issue around the world. Thanks in no small part to all concerned animal advocates generating awareness via social media, South Korea is no exception.

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 Justice for Therapy Dog Executed by Veteran

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Demand Justice for Therapy Dog Executed by Veteran

Demand Justice for Trapped Cat Sadistically Scalded

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In December, the horrific scalding video of a trapped cat in Moss Point, Mississippi was posted on Snapchat where it was spotted by a concerned person who shared the content among animal advocates.

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.

Deplorable Plea Bargain Given to Man Guilty of Poisoning Animals

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In April of 2016, John Colter Pyron of Hazelhurst, Mississippi was arrested by the Flowood Police Department for animal cruelty, possession of schedule III controlled substance, and suspicion of poisoning animals following an investigation of complaints.

Don't Let Animal Abusers Hide Behind USDA Blackout

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In early February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) removed all inspection reports and records pertaining to private businesses and government funded facilities that included reports on invasive animal research, puppy mill neglect, and cruelty...

Don't Let Texan Supermarket Kill Pups

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Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B is planning to kill puppies and dogs who live behind one of its stores. Don't let them get away with it!

Don't Let Wisconsin Throw Baby Birds Into Gas Chamber

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Don't Let Wisconsin Throw Baby Birds Into Gas Chamber

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 Happy's Loneliness at the Bronx Zoo

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The Bronx Zoo announced in 2006 that it would close its outdated elephant exhibit upon the death of one or more of the elephants who are imprisoned there.

End of Orca Captivity in Sight

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Support the ORCA Act

Eye Spy a Cruelty-Free Lie: Take Action!

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Velour Lashes is an internationally recognized brand that sells 100% mink fur eyelash products while inexplicably marketing itself as "cruelty-free." Yes, you read that right.

Fight Activist Discrimination

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No one should be discriminated against for having a vegan lifestyle and for speaking out on behalf of animals. Author, journalist, and activist Nancy Holten was denied Swiss citizenship for defending the rights of animals in the media.

Fight Attempts to Weaken the Endangered Species Act!

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Two bills introduced by Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, would greatly weaken the Endangered Species Act. The first, S. 375, would give local governments, industry, and other parties opposed to a species being protected under the ESA.

Fight the Dog Meat Trade

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The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is less than two weeks away and multiple organizations are holding demonstrations to speak up against this horrible torture of dogs and cats.

Fishing For Compassion

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For thirty-two years, Gloucester County, New Jersey has sponsored a kids' fishing contest, which encourages and rewards children for harming animals for fun.

Free Asha From Unnatural Imprisonment at Natural Bridge Zoo

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Natural Bridge Zoo continues to be a prison for Asha, a33-year old African elephant. Life for Asha consists of complete isolation from any other elephants.

Free Elephants Vaigai and Mari from the Dysfunctional Zoo

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Hawaii is no paradise for Vaigai and Mari, two female Indian elephants who have for decades been victimized by the Honolulu Zoo. The Zoo has repeatedly demonstrated an inability to provide Vaigai and Mari with appropriate care....

Help Lucy Get Out of Cold Canada and Into Sanctuary!

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Lucy is a 41 year old Asian elephant born in Sri Lanka who is imprisoned at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Alberta, Canada, which is one of the coldest cities in North America.

Helpless Dog Hung to Death for Kicks by Youths in West Virginia

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The West Virginia State Police served a juvenile petition on two Alum Creek teens for the hanging of a dog. On Monday, March 27, 2017, photos of a dog hung from a tree with a smiling youth standing in the foreground began to circulate on social media.

IHOP, Let's Create a Vegan Menu!

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Imagine 1,550 restaurants across the country enticing millions to try delicious, cruelty-free dishes that cause no harm to animals. IHOP, known for its classic breakfast dishes, has just appointed a new culinary director.

Judge Unjustly Reverses Guilty Ruling

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On November 3, 2016, Judge Howell Beech of Jones County Justice Court found George Moffett of Moselle, Mississippi, guilty of willfully not taking his dog for veterinary care when he discovered that she had been horribly injured.

Justice for Mini-Horses Mowed Down by Drunk Driver

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Imagine the horror of hearing a crash in the night coming from your horses' corral. This is what happened to Juanita Carrillo, who found her two mini-horses mangled in fencing with their legs broken.

Liberate Starving Sun Bears From Bandung Zoo

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Recent footage captured at Bandung Zoo on the Indonesian island of Java shows skeletal, starving sun bears begging visitors for food.

Los Angeles Zoo: Release Billy to Sanctuary!

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The Los Angeles Zoo confines three Asian elephants in a very small exhibit and operate an invasive captive breeding program.

Mobilize to Save Wildlife Rescue Under Attack!

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Animal Rescue Team (ART), a wildlife rehabilitation center located in California's Santa Ynez Valley, saves hundreds of animals each year, but the center is under threat.

Nevada Laws Fail to Protect Exotic Species

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In November, Nevada state authorities responded to two exotic animal abuse cases that beg the question, "Why does Nevada have the least amount of protection for "exotic," non-native animals than any other state?"

Oregon Zoo Murders Packy The Elephant

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Despite protests from scientists, the public and his own keepers, Packy the elephant was murdered by the Oregon Zoo on February 9 a date that is now being recognized as World Zoothanasia Day.

Punish Dog Kicking Cheer Coach

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On Nov 17, 2016, cheer-leader coach Stephanie Britt of Savannah, Georgia was booked and bonded out on a charge of simple battery on a minor.

Retire Bamboo from #1 Worst Zoo

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Dog meat is currently a hot issue around the world. Thanks in no small part to all concerned animal advocates generating awareness via social media, South Korea is no exception.

Safeguard American Dogs and Cats From Human Consumption

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The dog and cat meat trade are not as exclusive to Asian countries as one may think. Dog and cat meat consumption have been reported in Switzerland, Nigeria, Jamaica, India, and surprisingly within the US, to name just a few.

Save a Heartbroken Mom This Mother's Day

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We're never told that cows can only lactate when they have a baby to feed.

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 Valentine for the Elephants

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Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

Shut Down Dolphin Prison in the Making

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Gulfport, Mississippi is about to make another huge mistake for the state with its plans to imprison dolphins in a new aquarium - don't let it happen!

Shut Down Miserable Elephant Prison

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Living conditions at New York's Buffalo Zoo remain a daily challenge for Asian elephants Supara and Jothi. The two isolated female elephants are forced to endure long, brutally cold winters.

Stop Australia's Sick Plan to Massacre Cats with Poison

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Yes, you read that correctly. The Australian government is enlisting the use of aerial drones to poison cats.

Stop Bid to Slaughter Elephants for Trophies and Ivory!

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The African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act- Bill HR226, attempts to reverse current restrictions on trophy hunting and the ivory trade by amending the African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988 (AECA). We must stop this....

Stop Corruption in Dairy, Egg and Meat Marketing

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Did you know that a Supreme Court ruling on the beef checkoff program concluded that "Beef, It's What's for Dinner," has effectively become government speech?

Stop Egypt's Planned Massive Donkey Export to China

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The General Organization for Veterinary Services of Egypt has approved the export of 10,000 donkeys to China.

Stop Free Range Farm Misery

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New undercover footage exposes horrific suffering, misery, and even cannibalism at a free range chicken supplier.

Stop Information Blackout at USDA That's Protecting Animal Abuse

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The United States Department of Agriculture has taken a bold and unprecedented action to protect animal abusers. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has removed all public records of animals kept in facilities such as labs.

Stop Reckless Slaughter of Wild Animals in Alaska's Wildlife Refuges

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A recent congressional bill, House Joint Resolution 69, has passed the House and is now on the way to the Senate. This bill is a direct attack on the already insufficient protections for animals living in Alaska's national wildlife refuges.

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 Yulin Dog Meat Festival 2017

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The horrible festival that slaughters about 10,000 dogs, mostly stolen beloved companions and strays, is set to start in two months and we are trying desperately to stop it.

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.

Stop the Yellowstone Bison Massacre

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America's last truly wild bison live in the Yellowstone National Park area. Every year, they are harassed and killed because of the alleged threat that they will transfer brucellosis, a terrible disease, to domestic cattle.

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 Culver's to Add Cruelty Free Meals!

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For someone who wishes to eat a healthy, environmentally responsible, and cruelty-free meal at Culver's, the options are severely limited. Although a veggie burger is offered at some locations, it is sadly not vegan. Let's change this!

Tell Marineland and AAA to Stop Supporting Cetacean Cruelty!

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If Marineland is good at one thing, it's stirring up controversy. The facility, located in Ontario, Canada, has wrongly accused an animal rights organization of "exploiting" children and used this accusation to oppose...

Tell Mississippi Officials Not To Include Dolphins in Planned Aq

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The city of Gulfport, Mississippi, is planning on building an aquarium that will include a dolphin exhibit.

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 President Moon: Keep Your Pledge to Ban Dog Meat

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South Korea just elected one of the world's most pro-animal presidents. President Moon Jae-In has promised a better life for animals, which reportedly includes a phased ban on dog meat.

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.

The Dairy Pride Act is Unjust: Take Action!

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If Wisconsin Senator Baldwin has her way, the next time you go to the supermarket for a half gallon of almond milk, you might not be able to find it. Why? Because there is a new bill entering Congress called the Dairy Pride Act

The Moth Story Hour Promotes Animal Torture and Speciesism

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The Moth Story Hour is a nationally syndicated radio show featuring tales by professional storytellers and amateurs who want to share their stories, which are often inspiring and transformative.

Urge World Veterinary Association to Condemn Barbaric Dog Meat Trade

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The World Veterinary Association (WVA) announced on Monday, March 13, 2017 its creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017, co-founded and supported by Ceva Santé Animale, to be held during its 33rd World Veterinary Congress.

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...

What is Sanderson Farms Trying to Hide From Us?

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Sanderson Farms, one of the largest poultry producers in the United States, proudly promotes its use of antibiotics as harmless, yet it won't agree to a federal government study to measure the health risks.

When Doves Cry

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On January 2, 2017, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) decided to ignore science, ethics, and thousands of pleas from animal activists. AHF proceeded with its plan and released 198 captive-bred doves during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

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.