"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)
Defenders sues town and DEM - 07/20/2000
Our organization has filed suit against the town of Coventry and the RI Department of Environmental Management. The complaint alleges that the Coventry shelter violated state animal care and cruelty laws and that the state veterinarian, who is under DEM was not enforcing the general laws of RI.
Results: the suit is still pending, but animal control officers cannot destroy animals now without approval from the captain in charge, and euthanization is being done by injection by a veterinarian when necessary.