Justice For Cecil and Help for All Lions

by Anja Heister

  Last month, Cecil, the iconic and beloved male African lion, was murdered by Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota-based dentist, and member of the Safari Club International (SCI), one of the most atrocious trophy hunting clubs. SCI awards its membership for killing the largest and rarest wild animals such as African lions, elephants, leopards and […]


Sneaky Trapping Bill Defeated!

by Anja Heister

Bill that Sought to Hide Trapping behind Hunting VETOED by Montana’s Governor What a relief! On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock used his veto power to prevent Senate Bill 334 from becoming law. Read his letter here. Touted as a bill introducted for the purpose of allegedly “cleaning up” several sections of the Montana Code […]


Severed Mountain Lion Foot Found in Trap

by Anja Heister

  Organizations Team Up in Response In Defense of Animals and two local Montana organizations recently teamed up to call on Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) to have more accountability in the management of mountain lions in the Big Sky State after the gruesome and horrific discovery of a severed mountain lion’s […]


Urgent: Mute Swans Under Attack Again

by Anja Heister

  Stop New York’s Revised Mute Swan Management Plan After an outpouring of 50,000 comments, including our official letter and the comments made by many IDA supporters, stating our opposition to New York State’s plan to kill 2,200 mute swans by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), late in 2014, the DEC has now issued […]


A Tragic Tale:

by Anja Heister

  The Struggle of Tule Elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore In Defense of Animals is part of a coalition to fight for the Tule elks’ right to have the freedom to roam safely and also to save their lives from ranchers’ demands for their elimination or deaths within Point Reyes National Seashore in […]


No More Annual Deer Massacres

by Anja Heister

  Tell Metroparks: Enough Bloodshed Already Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Scott Zody, Director of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Brian Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Cleveland Metroparks and Dr. Terry Robison, Chief of Natural Resources of Cleveland Metroparks. 17 years of failed mass deer slaughters and over 4,000 deer killed in Metroparks, Ohio […]


No Deer Massacre By Bows and Arrows

by Anja Heister

  Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Mayor Bain of Pepper Pike, Ohio The city of Pepper Pike, Ohio is home to a population of 265 deer, who are apparently too many for Mayor Richard Bain and the city council to tolerate living among. So, beginning this spring, archers will shoot deer, including pregnant does […]