Zimbabwe Abducts Baby Elephants

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We Can Still Help Them According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Hwange National Park visitors witnessed the capture of baby elephants by government helicopters and ground teams. Baby elephants were roped together after being separated from their mothers by firing shots above the herd. Thirty-four terrified baby elephants, seven lion cubs, and 10 rare […]


Mexican Government Votes to Ban Circus Animals

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In a historic vote which marks a significant step toward preventing exploitation of animals, Mexico’s congress passed legislation to ban the use of animals in circus performances across the country – joining a small, but growing list of nations which have already outlawed the controversial practice. It calls for fines for violations and requires circuses […]


Bullhook Ban Passed in Oakland!

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After hours of heated debate and testimony, the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance banning bullhooks and similar devices on circus elephants. It was a full house with over 180 in attendance, including animal rights activists, circus cronies, and union representatives, whose testimonies were disrupted by anti-police demonstrators threatening to storm the meeting. Despite the […]


Dozens of Crows Suffer and Die in Portland

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On Wednesday, November 26, onlookers watched in horror as dozens of crows fell to the ground, convulsing, gasping, seizing, and dying on the downtown streets of Portland, Oregon. It was recently confirmed that the crows were poisoned. Necropsies performed on each of the crows showed they had digested corn in their stomachs, which is frequently […]


Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

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No More Plea Bargains for Sonny Anderson The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies have long recognized the high incidence of repeated animal abuse in the early history of many of the most violent serial killers, serial rapists, and sexual homicide perpetuators. Given the well-established connection between violence to animals/violence to […]


Poacher Who Killed IDA-Africa Chimpanzee Arrested!

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Thirteen-year-old Moon was orphaned as a very young infant by a poacher who killed his family for meat and then tried to sell him as a pet. IDA-Africa rescued him in 2002, and for twelve years he lived at our Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center/Sanctuary among friends who cherished him. When he went out of his […]


31 Days of Rescue

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For the entire month of December, In Defense of Animals will share with our supporters heartwarming stories of rescue and hope. Please follow us on Facebook while we provide a new rescue story every day all month long. IDA’s work of advocating for and rescuing animals in distress has gone on every day of every […]


Romeo Finds Love After Lifelong Neglect

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In mid August, Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Director Doll Stanley received a late evening text asking for advice regarding a dog with a wound. After several texts, Doll was still up worrying about the dog, but the person who contacted her went to sleep. The next morning she pursued the concern. After more text messages, […]


From Elephants to Orcas

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IDA is Proud to be a Sponsor for the PAWS International Conference in Los Angeles, Nov. 8-10 Registration is now open for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) International Captive Wildlife Conference, November 8-10, in Los Angeles. You won’t want to miss this very special event, which features more than 50 speakers from around the world […]