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This Thanksgiving, Make a Difference

by Mark Molloy

Pardon the turkey and opt for a vegan dinner instead. That the (short) life of a turkey on a factory farm is unpleasant is well known to all. This year, 45 million feeling, thinking, fully conscious, and aware turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving. During their short, pain-filled lives, these birds experience zero federal legal […]

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Over a Billion Deaths

by Lisa Levinson

Animals Suffer For Fur Annually Join a Fur Free Friday Event Near You to Stop the Suffering Did you know that at any given time, there are roughly ONE BILLION rabbits imprisoned on fur farms all over the world, with France alone brutally killing 70 MILLION rabbits per year? Each year, more rabbits are killed […]

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Your Holiday Too!

by Hillary Rettig

How to Deal With Your Nonvegan Family IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Your Holiday Too!” by guest blogger Hillary Rettig, author of “The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way” and “The 7 Secrets of the Prolific.” For many vegans and animal activists, holidays […]

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Shadow the Horse Rescued by HAS

by Doll Stanley

Recently, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) received a call from the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office. They were investigating a report of a dead dog at a residence when they discovered a severely emaciated horse. HAS Operations Manager Sharon Stone and Maintenance Manager Kenny Harrison responded to the plea for assistance. When they arrived at the […]

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Plants Feel Pain Too?

by Dr. Will Tuttle

What’s a Vegan To Do? IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Plants Feel Pain Too?,” by guest blogger Dr. Will Tuttle, international speaker and author of The World Peace Diet. Question: I had a chance to attend one of your recent lectures and left inspired to spread awareness about […]

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Montana, the Big Sky State

by Anja Heister

Montana, the Big Sky State, is Big on Fur Factory Farming Montana’s state wildlife agency, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recently approved Larry and Carol Schultz’s application to move their North Dakota bobcat fur factory farm to Fergus County, Montana, bringing the number of fur factory farms in the state to more […]

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Halloween Safety

by Anita Carswell

Protect Your Cats This Halloween! Halloween is this week, and while a fun holiday for many people, it is a dangerous time for animals, especially cats, and most especially for black cats. For most people, Halloween is about decorating, dressing in costume, and attending parties, or going trick-or-treating with kids. However, there is a small […]

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How to Get Hired

by Hillary Rettig

5 Steps to Getting a Job in Animal Activism (or any other field) IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “How to Get Hired” by guest blogger Hillary Rettig, author of “The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way” and “The 7 Secrets of the Prolific.” […]

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The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

IDA invites you to read this column, “The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection” by IDA President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, with contributions from IDA-Africa Sanctuary Director Sheri Speede, DVM. Imagine a child ill with a fever. What if it’s Ebola? Crying in pain with outstretched arms, she approaches longingly for an embrace, a soothing motherly hug. What is a […]

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Dogs Rescued

by Doll Stanley

Tragic Hoarding Case in Tallahatchie On September 30, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Operations Manager Sharon Stone received a call from a woman alerting her to an existing hoarding situation where one resident had died and another had been removed from the residence by authorities. Subsequent to that call, she received two more calls reporting […]