Renew Your Support in 2015

by Bob Price

We would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all of the good will and generosity shown to In Defense of Animals by our supporters as we dive head first into 2015. Your steadfast partnership year after year has enabled us to lead the way with campaigns to end the monstrous and […]


Live Horses and Cows from the U.S. Shipped to Russia for Slaughter

by Anja Heister

Demand Investigation of McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Other Fast Food Chains We know that American horses are being transported for slaughter across U.S. borders to Canada and Mexico. What is largely unknown though is that as part of the global meat industry, U.S. horses and cows are being live-exported on huge container ships […]


Monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

Starting: January 25 (Spanish), February 8 (English) Join In Defense of Animals for a monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Call, part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists. Calls will explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations. You can simply listen or participate with […]


Welcome Gnala

by Web Team

Just before Christmas, IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, Africa welcomed a new baby orphan. Gnala, pronounced “Nya-la,” is just a little more than a year old. She was surrendered to IDA-Africa staff in a town a few hours from the Center. An affluent man in the town initiated contact with IDA-Africa for the […]


Henry & Hillary

by Doll Stanley

In June of last year, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) received several pleas for help with starving puppies at a residence in a rural area near Grenada, Mississippi. When sanctuary staff arrived at the residence, which was littered with garbage and old appliances, they were greeted by nine emaciated puppies, who were clearly from two […]


Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants List Released

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

This past Monday, IDA released our Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants 2014 list to great and immediate media attention. We are so intensely grateful for all the interest this list has generated and we’re looking forward to using this momentum to help these long-suffering elephants at these worst zoos across North America. Practically all the […]


Urgent: Appeal California’s Foie Gras Ruling

by Anita Carswell

California’s foie gras ban was overturned last Wednesday, January 7, by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and only recently in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. Specifically, he cites The Poultry Products Inspection Act, […]


Urgent: Protect Maui Cats

by Tiphani Davis

A pack of feral dogs has been running wild in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii at night and killing feral cats, family pets, chickens, and other small dogs. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) claims they do not have the funding nor the staff to address after hours animal control issues. Since MHS is contracted with […]


Introducing Judy Carman

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. Papas is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Judy McCoy Carman, M.A. is a former counselor and program director for mental health […]


Leading the Charge in 2015

by Bob Price

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, now is the time to begin looking forward into the upcoming months of the new year as In Defense of Animals takes bold steps to end animal cruelty wherever it is found around the world. We have wasted no time and have already fired the first salvo of […]