"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.
Protests, Boycotts, & Legal Actions
(Some of our stories printed in the Providence Journal)
Coyote bounty protest - 03/25/1999
Defenders of Animals criticized the Foster Chief of Police for suggesting a bounty on coyotes, warning that a pet dog might be shot.
Results on 04-12-99 Chief of Police Donald E. Kettelle stated to the Providence Journal: "I decided to change my mind. If any one person's dog got shot, I'd feel so bad for the rest of my life." Five days later, police officials in Bristol shot and killed a family pet that they mistook for a coyote.