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In Defense of Animals makes a difference for animals all over the world through our hard-hitting campaigns, direct rescue, and sanctuary care.
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Caddo Parish Duo Pleads Not Guilty to Crimes against Nature
Earlier this week as reported to Doll Stanley, our Justice for Animals Campaign Director…
 
 
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Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu has introduced a motion to ban the use of wild…
 
 
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Death-Defying Pig Enjoys New Life
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Animal Advocate Spotlight: Dramatically Inspiring Raccoon Rescue by Trevor Mayes!
Meet Trevor Mayes, our Animal Advocate in the Spotlight for the month of April. Trevor…
 
 
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