Zimbabwe Plowing Forward With Baby Elephant Exports

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Despite international protests from concerned people across the globe, the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe seems to be moving forward with its plan to export an undetermined number of baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates, and France. These elephant toddlers were cruelly captured during a mass roundup that used helicopters in coordination with armed […]


Is Burnout Inevitable?

by Dallas Rising

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. Have you ever felt so exhausted that it feels like you have nothing left to give? You’re almost too worn out to care […]


Free to a Good Home

by Sharon Stone

A couple of weeks ago, employees from In Defense of Animals Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) were made aware of a post on a Facebook yard sale page for nine puppies who were listed as “free to a good home.” Knowing the dangers of “free to a good home” ads, our staff contacted the poster and […]


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 […]


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 […]