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Fall 2020 Newsletter
November 15, 2020

International Homeless Animals’ Day 2020 In 1992, ISAR conceived and commemorated International Homeless Animals’ Day. Always observed on the third Saturday in August, it is the first and only international Day of action that sheds light on the tragedy of dog and cat overpopulation and promotes spay/neuter and adoption programs to save animals’ lives. The twenty-ninth annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD)® was… Read More

Summer 2020 Newsletter
August 4, 2020

Dear Friends, ISAR recognized the role of law and lawyers in the fight for Animal Rights decades ago. Long before animal law was taught in law schools, before practicing lawyers held animal law conferences and litigated animal rights cases in courts.  The origin and development of the animal law movement began in the 1970’s with ISAR’s long-time chairman, Professor Henry… Read More

Spring 2020 Newsletter
April 11, 2020

Dear Friends, Over a half-century ago, ISAR was instrumental in introducing the concept of animal rights into public discourse in the United States, principally by focusing on legislation and law. ISAR’s long-standing chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, was the first Animal Law lawyer in the United States. His efforts in planting seeds, is acknowledged as having fostered the Animal Law… Read More

Announcing ISAR’s SEEDS Awards
January 15, 2020

Over a half-century ago, ISAR was instrumental in introducing the concept of animal rights into public discourse in the United States, principally by focusing on legislation and law. ISAR’s long-standing chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, was the first Animal Law lawyer in the United States whose efforts in planting seeds created the Animal Law movement that exists today in this… Read More

Annual Report 2019
December 16, 2019

Season’s Greetings! Introduction   International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) was chartered in the District of Columbia over a half-century ago, in 1959, making our organization one of the oldest animal protection organizations in the United States.     Soon entering its sixty-first year, ISAR has gained national and international recognition for our innovative educational and legislative programs that advance the… Read More

Fall 2019 Newsletter
November 1, 2019

Dear Friends, For the twenty-eighth consecutive year ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day®(IHAD®) was observed on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Around the globe on International Homeless Animals’ Day, animal protection organizations, animal advocates, shelter personnel, humane officers, veterinarians, local celebrities, museum associations, librarians, business owners, retail stores, community associations, police officers, county executives, governors, mayors, and others, joined forces with ISAR… Read More

Summer 2019 Newsletter
July 15, 2019

Dear Friends, In our Summer 2018 Newsletter ISAR was pleased to announce that Australian attorney, Tess Vickery, was awarded the International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones 2018-2019 Memorial Scholarship in partnership with the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School.  We stated that in furtherance of the vision of ISAR’s founder, the late Helen Jones, and… Read More

Spring Newsletter 2019
April 15, 2019

Dear Friends, I’m pleased to report Rhode Island may be the first state in the nation to enact legislation requiring the microchipping of all dogs and cats, adopting verbatim (without the preamble) ISAR’s Mandatory Dog and Cat Microchip Law. The proposed legislation, S.B. 160, was introduced by Senators Erin Lynch Prata, Cynthia Coyne, and Stephen Archambault and referred to the… Read More

ISAR Newsletter Autumn 2018
November 15, 2018

ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD®) 2018 was celebrated for the twenty-seventh consecutive year on August 18 with over 100 observances taking place throughout the United States, Canada, and in more than 25 countries spanning six continents including AUSTRALIA, COSTA RICA, FRANCE, GHANA, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, IRAQ, LATVIA, LIBERIA, LITHUANIA, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, NIGERIA, PANAMA, PERU, ROMANIA, RUSSIA,SRI LANKA,… Read More

27th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day®(IHAD®) Will be Observed on Saturday, August 18, 2018
August 16, 2018

Animal protection organizations, humane societies, rescue groups, veterinary professionals, caring individuals, public officials, and animal-friendly businesses are gearing up for a very important weekend. Saturday is International Homeless Animals’ Day, conceived and commemorated by International Society for Animal Rights in 1992. Twenty-seven years since its inception, International Homeless Animals’ Day continues to grow, helping pave the way to bring pet… Read More

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