"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)
Leghold steel jawed trap protest - 01/14/2001
After protesting the use of the leghold, steel jawed trap to kill beavers in the town of Scituate, RI, the town agreed to meet with Defenders of Animals, who requested the expertise of the Fund for Animals from Connecticut. We offered to construct a "beaver block."
The results: The town of Scituate stopped trapping beavers with leghold, steel jawed traps.