From Elephants to Orcas

by Melissa Gonzalez

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 […]

Orcas begging for food.

Captive Orca Update

by Melissa Gonzalez

SeaWorld’s Excuses for Orca Entertainment Are a Complete Flop Earlier this month, IDA attended a roundtable discussion in San Diego where SeaWorld defended their captive orca programs and attempted to regain public trust. SeaWorld has been under fire ever since Tillikum, an adult male orca, killed a third person and the movie, Blackfish, heavily promoted […]


Join IDA to Protest Ringling Bros. Circus’ Abuse of Elephants

by Melissa Gonzalez

The tide is turning against businesses that seek to profit from animal suffering, like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose business model and brand are entrenched with abuse and exploitation of animals. In Ringling’s case, beating, abusing, and intimidating elephants is of paramount importance because it’s the only way elephants will perform the […]