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Tell Mt. Lebanon: No More Deer Killings

by Anja Heister

  It’s Time for Non-lethal Methods! Your help is needed in persuading commissioners in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania to abandon any plans to repeat a cruel and unpopular deer killing. The municipality of Mt. Lebanon, a Pittsburgh suburb, recently abandoned its plans for a large urban deer kill, 11 days short of its scheduled end date with […]

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Elephant Rama Dies at the Oregon Zoo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Help Save Rama’s Father, Packy! RIP, Rama, a male Asian elephant who suffered and was euthanized at the Oregon Zoo due to captivity-related conditions. IDA sends our condolences to Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE); acknowledging their long-time local efforts to protect Rama and the seven other Asian elephants at the zoo, including Packy, Rama’s […]

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Wonderful News!

by Anita Carswell

  HB 2150 Vetoed in Arizona! Arizona’s HB 2150 sought to strip protections from farmed animals, protections that apply to other animals, like dogs and cats. The bill would have essentially reclassified farmed animals as non-animals unworthy of any protection from abuse. Last week, we sent an appeal to contact the governor, and the week […]

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Meet Hillary

by Denise Papas

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Denise is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism (CoSA) to introduce them to our supporters. CoSA provides emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/SustainableActivism. Hillary Rettig […]

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Help Spring Lucky the Elephant to Sanctuary!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this month, IDA put the spotlight on our 2014 number two Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where 54 year old Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, survives in a most unlucky predicament. Many of you sent in a lucky penny to the zoo in hopes that Lucky would get lucky […]

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Rabies-Infected Dog Meat Scare

by Paul Seigel

  Health Officials Sound the Alarm about this Illegal Killing Industry in Philippines! The South China Morning Post reported just days ago that at least 13 people in the Philippine city of Zamboango, including nine children, would receive a series of post exposure vaccines after eating rabies-infected dog meat – adding yet another layer of […]

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Oppose the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

by Anja Heister

  The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405), introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), contains the same destructive provisions for wildlife, public lands, and non-consumptive users of wildlife, as the previous bills that died in 2014. S. 405 makes hunting, fishing, shooting, and trapping a priority […]

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Cancel Logan City Greyhound Race Track

by Tiphani Davis

  After much protest, Australian Racing Minister Bill Byrne has called for an immediate stop to the construction of a greyhound track in Logan City, South East Queensland, Australia, due to public uproar over the live baiting scandal as reported by ABC’s Four Corners, where small animals were filmed being tied to lures, dragged around […]

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733 Massacred Wolves

by Anja Heister

  The scientist group led by Dave Hervieux chose aerial gunning and poisoning to kill at least 733 wolves over a period of seven years in the range of the Little Smoky caribou population in west-central Alberta, Canada. Methods used – aerial gunning of wolves For this study, individual wolves from different wolf families were […]