Ivory Blog

Craigslist: Elephant Haters or Lovers?

by Mark Molloy

  Thought Craigslist was a harmless forum for posting local classifieds? Think again. A report published this spring by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported finding that $1.5 million worth of ivory was available for sale on Craigslist at one time, with an estimate of $15 million […]

Greyhound Blog

Running for their Lives

by Melyssa Holk

End Greyhound Races at Macau’s Canidrome. Today, hundreds of greyhounds are enslaved at the Macau Canidrome, which is Asia’s only greyhound racetrack. These dogs endure lives of abuse and neglect in between racing, and suffer constant injury during the races. Worst of all, any dog that does not perform well enough in the races is […]

Orca Blog

Beyond Blackfish to Salvation in a Sanctuary?

by Web Team

  Gabriela Cowperthwaite didn’t anticipate that directing Blackfish would propel orcas … let alone the documentary … into the center of such a huge anti-captivity cyclone. But it did. The 2013 film focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three human individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in […]

SA Blog

Spiritual Veganism

by Lisa Levinson

    IDA invites you to explore veganism as a spiritual practice at our 6th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philly on September 19th and to enjoy this Sustainable Activism Blog on “Spiritual Veganism” by guest blogger and Quantum Buddhist Greg Lawson. For information about the upcoming retreat, please visit us here. “To become vegetarian […]

IDA India Blog

Quick Update on Chini & Babies

by Naina Athale

  You may have seen the story of the new dog mum thrown outside our IDA India Center’s gate with her five babies a few days ago. Luckily, besides our regular crew of staff and volunteers, another committed volunteer who does not want to be named, came in specifically to help out with all of […]

Moran Market SK Blog

South Korea: Stop Torturing Dogs for Dinner!

by Stephanie Hillman

  Another year of Boknal Days “celebrations” have come to a close in South Korea. Yet again, these “celebrations” have claimed thousands of dogs who were all beaten, tortured, brutally killed and then eaten. Even more distressing is the reality that such atrocities persist throughout the year in South Korea. One infamous market, Seongnam Moran […]

SA Blog

Animal Activist Mentor Line Extends Hours

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who returned our recent Activist Survey! We listened to your feedback and are now extending our operating hours to include weekdays. On Monday, August 24th, we will extend our open hours to include Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons/evening as well as Saturday mornings. For details, visit: If you haven’t sent […]

Guardian Blog

Guardian Campaign Update

by Lisa Levinson

  For those of you who were able to attend the recently held National Animal Rights Conference, of which IDA was a major sponsor, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and were energized by the camaraderie you experienced. You may have noticed that we created a new Guardian Campaign flyer for people who were new to […]

IDA Africa Blog

Meet Bouboule!

by Sheri Speede

  Eighteen-year-old Bouboule, like all the other chimpanzees at Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest, was orphaned as an infant by poachers who killed his family to supply the illegal, but thriving, commercial bushmeat trade. He has lived at Sanaga-Yong Center since 2000 when IDA-Africa found him tied by his waist behind a village […]