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August 25, 2017

In Defense of Animals

End Cruel "Turkey Drop" in Arkansas

Almost every year, a pilot passes over the Yellville Turkey Trot festival and throws out live turkeys from at least 500 feet - 10 times higher than wild turkeys generally fly. They hurtle toward the ground and their broken bodies are snatched up by the crowd. Harming animals for entertainment is not funny. Let's stop this turkey torture festival once and for all!

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Reject World Dog Show in China

International outrage followed the announcement that the 2019 World Dog Show would be held in China. The awarding body claimed it would help dogs be seen as family, but two years later there is no sign of any animal protection law that will truly change the fate of China’s dogs. Millions of canines are at the mercy of those who would eat or abuse them. Hundreds more will fly out to the World Dog Show in 2019, fuelling yet more dog breeding in China with dire consequences. We must act now to fight for a dog meat ban in China!

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VIDEO: 15,000 Dolphins Killed Annually For Shark Bait

Peru is a country of extreme beauty and biodiversity and its coastline is no exception. Unfortunately, such an abundance of wild animal life tends to attract humans who want to make profits. This is precisely what is happening with the lucrative shark fishing industry, where it is common practice for fishermen to use dolphins as bait.

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VIDEO: Despite Protests, Cruel Animal Scrambles Continue at Tippah County Fair

The announcement came, and the "Rabbit Scramble" was on. Following a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a brief oral history of the 67-year tradition of the Tippah County Fair proudly holding its "Farm Animal Scramble," parents of children two-and-under were instructed to accompany their toddlers into the arena to "catch" a group of terrified rabbits taken from crates and left exposed in the open arena. These horrified rabbits ran at hare speed to evade capture, but the odds were against most of them.

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Watch Akiba Recognize Herself on Video

Akiba has lived at IDA-Africa's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center since March of 2004, when she was rescued from a poacher in a village about 55 miles away from the Center. She was only five months old when the poacher killed her mother and stole her from the forest. When she arrived at the sanctuary, she was dehydrated and so weak that she could barely hold her head up and keep her eyes open for only a few seconds at a time.

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