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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 […]

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Our Sustainable Activism Tips Can Help You!

by Lisa Levinson

  Struggling to get through your busy week? IDA’s Sustainable Activism experts offer helpful tips to brighten your day and provide new self-care strategies. Members of our Council of Sustainable Activism, Helpline Counselors, and other professionals now will be presenting fifteen second video tips on a regular basis. Our first Sustainable Activism Tip comes from […]

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Justice for Australian Greyhounds

by Tiphani Davis

  A few months ago, the Australian greyhound industry was thrown into uproar after ABC’s Four Corners exposed the cruel practice of live baiting. This is the illegal, but surprisingly common practice where small animals are drug by line to be chased and mauled during greyhound training. Since the story along with its undercover footage […]

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Meet Kanoa!

by Karin Cereghino

  Little Kanoa was two years old when he was confiscated during the arrest of a dealer. The baby suffered from a badly infected compound fracture of the bones in his lower leg, among other wounds. After two months of care and healing at IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, he was overjoyed to be integrated […]

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Sneaky Trapping Bill Defeated!

by Anja Heister

Bill that Sought to Hide Trapping behind Hunting VETOED by Montana’s Governor What a relief! On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock used his veto power to prevent Senate Bill 334 from becoming law. Read his letter here. Touted as a bill introducted for the purpose of allegedly “cleaning up” several sections of the Montana Code […]