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Elephant Spotlight

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Retire Ruth Now at Buttonwood Zoo! Earlier this month, In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts has been violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly forcing two incompatible Asian elephants to live in the same enclosure together. […]

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No More Annual Deer Massacres

by Anja Heister

  Tell Metroparks: Enough Bloodshed Already Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Scott Zody, Director of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Brian Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Cleveland Metroparks and Dr. Terry Robison, Chief of Natural Resources of Cleveland Metroparks. 17 years of failed mass deer slaughters and over 4,000 deer killed in Metroparks, Ohio […]

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Join IDA at the Animal Rights Conference This Summer

by Anita Carswell

  Meet Up With Us in Alexandria, VA July 30-August 2, 2015 IDA is once again a proud sponsor of the Animal Rights National Conference, the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering. It is the only conference open to all points of view when it comes to achieving animal liberation which is appreciated and […]

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Rescuing an Abandoned Great Dane

by Sharon Stone

  On a recent Friday afternoon, a concerned citizen called IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) to report an abandoned or lost Great Dane at the entrance ramp to Interstate 55 at Vaiden, Mississippi, not far from the sanctuary. Late that Friday, HAS Operations Director Sharon Stone and volunteer Charles Joseph went to check, and sure […]

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No Deer Massacre By Bows and Arrows

by Anja Heister

  Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Mayor Bain of Pepper Pike, Ohio The city of Pepper Pike, Ohio is home to a population of 265 deer, who are apparently too many for Mayor Richard Bain and the city council to tolerate living among. So, beginning this spring, archers will shoot deer, including pregnant does […]

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Natural Bridge Zoo Has State Permit Suspended

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  IDA’s #1 Worst Zoo for 2014 Under Fire We’re so happy to announce a victorious and encouraging step for Asha, the lone elephant, and the many other animals at the Natural Bridge Zoo, in rural Virginia. IDA’s contention that this zoo is a “roadside atrocity”, deserving of our #1 Worst Zoo for Elephants spot […]

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline!

by Lisa Levinson

  As an animal activist, do you ever feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stressed? What if you could receive genuine support from someone who truly understands your concern for animals? When confronting animal abuse, we can feel emotionally and physically exhausted. We may feel powerless, hopeless, resentful, irritable, and frustrated. Studies show that forty to fifty […]