Deadly Pesticide Driving Bees to Extinction

by Jessica Beaudry

  Neonicotinoids are inflicting mass suffering and death on honeybees worldwide. Honeybees are still suffering and dying at an alarming and unsustainable rate, and at a rate deemed “too high for their long-term survival” according to a study published last year. Furthermore, a Harvard study released the same month points specifically to the neonictinoids group […]


World Unites for Suffering Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ): Sunday, June 28, 2015 We once again would like to remind you to join us for our International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ), a global event focused on the suffering of elephants in zoos while also raising awareness about circuses and other cruel […]


Pressure On at Yulin Dog and Cat Meat Festival

by Stephanie Hillman

  We regret to inform you, that despite the local and international outcry and opposition to the Summer Solstice Lychee Dog and Cat Meat Festival, including our action alert and others created by many groups and individuals that generated thousands of emails to officials in positions of power, the horrific and inhumane ‘celebration’ took place […]


Exercise Helps Activists

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s sixth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of physical exercise as a self-care tool for activists. Exercise reinvigorates the senses and maintains our physical health, which balances the intense emotional and intellectual activity we do as animal activists. Vigorous exercise also provides […]

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Grandmother Arrested for Saving Lives

by Nadia Schilling

  Recently in Australia, 66 year old grandmother and founder of Animal Liberation Victoria, Patty Mark was arrested for her role in the rescue of abused hens from an atrocious factory farm. Just two weeks after government health officials inspected the farm, Patty and fellow Australian activists discovered thousands of suffering birds living in appalling […]

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China’s Claims and Commercial Contradictions

by Lindsay Morgan

  Ivory Trade Down — But Trade in Live Baby Elephants Up With an unprecedented announcement that it will end its insatiable ivory trade, China finally seemed to respond to the global outrage against elephant poaching that has gained unstoppable worldwide momentum. Yet celebration is curtailed as we learn that China will import almost 30 […]

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“Beating Burnout” Teleseminar Replay

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to those who attended our Sustainable Activism Teleseminar, “Beating Burnout: Sustaining Ourselves to Sustain Our Movements,” with long-time activists Dallas Rising and Paul Gorski, who shared their insights on community care and research on activist burnout. We are grateful to Dallas and Paul for offering their expertise to help fellow activists thrive. These […]

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IDA-Africa Protects the Forest

by Karin Cereghino

  Sustainable Agriculture Project Launched The beautiful Mbargue Forest in Cameroon, Africa is home to groups of free-living chimpanzees as well as IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. To help protect the forest by decreasing encroachment, IDA-Africa has launched a new sustainable agriculture project in the surrounding villages. The goals of the project are to improve […]