IDA Africa Blog

Meet Carla and Nyanga

by IDA Africa

  Meet Carla and Nyanga On a beautiful clear day in the forests of IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, juvenile orphans Carla and Nyanga enjoy climbing and exploring in the trees. Below their human caregivers wait and watch, ever ready with fruit and water when the girls are ready for a rest. It was in […]


Activists March on Hollywood Blvd. & Around the World

by Lisa Levinson

Activists in seventy cities in thirty countries marched in solidarity last weekend to stand for abused and exploited animals, while distributing vegan literature. The Respect Life Campaign was initiated by the 269 Movement to unite all animal rights organizations everywhere. Over a hundred Los Angeles activists marched on Hollywood Blvd. and chanted to end animal […]


Vegan Company Under Attack

by Mark Molloy

  Fight back! Very, very troubling news broke a few weeks ago that taxpayer funded government organizations have been waging an illegal war against a plant based food producer. The food producer in question is Hampton Creek. As recently as August 5, 2015, the World Economic Forum named Hampton Creek a Technological Pioneer, an honor […]


Join the Herd!

by Caroline Saxon

  Revised Global March Invitation & Action Needed to Protect Elephants and Rhinos at CITES GLOBAL MARCH In Defense of Animals is partnering up with the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos in two cities in California this year but events are occurring internationally – just check out the website to learn more! Friday, October 2, […]


18 African Elephants Destined for US Zoos

by Caroline Saxon

  Three US zoos have just announced a ‘Conservation Partnership’ with Swaziland officials to relocate 18 African elephants to the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas, and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. These three AZA accredited zoos, now working in partnership with each other, have applied for permits for the import. […]


Join Our Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering

by Lisa Levinson

  Yogi Kathleen Kastner will be our special guest. Join our Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering to deepen your connection to veganism. “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman and IDA’s Sustainable Activism Campaign Director Lisa Levinson co-host this free monthly gathering, which includes guest speakers, group discussions, and inspirational readings. Participate by phone and/or computer […]


IDA Africa Gala Highlights

by Karin Cereghino

  Saturday, September 12th was a lovely evening filled with friends, fun, compassion and dedication! Hosted at the exclusive University Club in downtown Portland, Oregon, friends and family of the chimpanzees of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center came together to celebrate the sanctuary and help to ensure the future of IDA-Africa’s special residents as well as the […]


Hartford County Animals Need Your Immediate Help

by Tiphani Davis

  **Maryland Activists** Hartford County Animals Need Your Immediate Help Hartford County Animal Shelter in Hartford County, Maryland has sent out an emergency plea for help. It’s facility is overflowing with abandoned and forlorn animals, including lots of dogs and cats longing for love and a home. If they are not able to find homes […]


Texas Trash Found Guilty for Animal Crush Video

by Tiphani Davis

Texas Trash Found Guilty for Animal Crush Video Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom the cruelty of people. Sometimes it is difficult to control the sadness, to reign in the anger. This is the reaction felt by many after hearing of a Texas couple who were found guilty for four counts of making animal crush videos […]


Silencing the Symphony of Sound

by Ryan Murphy

Silencing the Symphony of Sound The Decline of Birdsong and Nature’s Other Voices It is no secret that there are many visuals which show us that nature’s decline is happening around us; dwindling numbers of birds, to diminishing views of natural waterways. But how often do we notice nature’s sounds? It has been discovered that […]