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Exposé Expanded

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Exposé Expanded on Oregon Zoo Elephants The Unaffordable Truth: How private should public records be? Earlier this month, IDA shared a provocative 4-part exposé by Portland’s Carla Castano of KOIN 6 news on Oregon Zoo’s (OZ) long history of lies and manipulation about elephant welfare.With so many skeletons leaping out of the zoo’s closet, […]

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Whole Foods Lies and Rabbits Die

by Rhona Melsky

Whole Foods Stubbornly Clings to Promoting Rabbits as Food It’s not a happy anniversary for countless slaughtered rabbits, as we come up on the one year anniversary of Whole Foods pilot program offering rabbit flesh for human consumption. As more Americans eat less flesh, Whole Foods is actually actively trying to create a market for […]

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Activism to Suit Your Style

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s third Sustainable Activism Tip comes from our Animal Activist Helpline Counselor, Jessica Rowshandel, who encourages dedicated activists like us to find the type advocacy that best suits our personality, skills, and passions. Some activists excel at organizing demos while others prefer online activism like letter writing. Understanding our own needs helps us to […]

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It’s Raining Puppies and Kittens

by Bob Price

  The importance of demonstrating good guardianship by having your animal companions spayed and neutered cannot be overstated. Each year, thousands of helpless unwanted puppies and kittens are surrendered to shelters where most are killed, or they are abandoned alongside roadways and back alleys all across the country. Puppies and kittens who are just days […]

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Turning Anger into Action

by Dr. Will Tuttle

  IDA’s second Sustainable Activism Tip comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who acknowledges the rightful rage often felt by animal activists as we realize the magnitude of animal suffering in the world. To transform rage into compassionate action, he suggests getting involved in animal activism. “Doing something” to be part […]

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Elephant Expose at Oregon Zoo

by Caroline Saxon

  A searing and seminal report on Oregon Zoo’s mistreated elephants by KOIN 6 news in Portland and IDA in the News. In an unprecedented, in-depth investigation, Carla Castano of KOIN 6 news in Portland Oregon has exposed the dark truth of the Oregon Zoo’s (OZ) long-suffering captive elephants. This four-part series puts into question […]