“Ten Worst Tanks” for Dolphins & Whales Named & Shamed by IDA

by Laura Bridgeman

In Defense of Animals (IDA) has released its first-ever list of the Ten Worst Tanks  for dolphins and whales in North America with the #1 spot shaming SeaWorld as the “most disappointing.” Facilities within Canada, the United States and Mexico were chosen to represent the various and myriad problems facing imprisoned dolphins and whales (cetaceans) […]


Swimming in Shame

by Bob Price

  Just as In Defense of Animals has raised awareness and championed the plight of elephants suffering in captivity with our annual list of Ten Worst Zoos, we are now pleased to be able to take a similarly strong action for whales and dolphins. We are excited to announce our first ever listing of the […]


Progress for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts!

by Nadia Schilling

  This November, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on Ballot Question 3 which will prevent farmed animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs. This ballot measure was achieved by The Citizens for Farm Animal Protection, a group backed by In Defense […]


See Aaron & Boumba Today!

by Karin Cereghino

  Sixteen-year-olds Aaron and Boumba are both very sweet- natured boys. They are of the same chimpanzee subspecies and have lived in the same social group at In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue since soon after their confiscation from different locations more than 14 years ago. They were both housed temporarily by […]


A Quest to Save the Soul of the Ocean

by Bob Price

  For many years, In Defense of Animals has blazed a trail – identifying, exposing, and campaigning to make a better life for elephants confined and abused in circuses and zoos – and protecting them in the wild. Most recently, we helped to end the Ringling Bros Circus’ incessant transport of elephants and the cruel […]


Justice for Animals Campaign Coalition Meetings on the Rise

by Sharon Stone

  The Aberdeen, Mississippi Humane Society which operates the Monroe County Shelter adjacent to the City Shelter hosted an In Defense of Animals – Justice for Animals Campaign coalition meeting on Monday evening, the 11th of July.  Mayor Maurice Howard, Chief Henry Randke, of the Aberdeen Police  Department, and  Public Affairs Manager Jus Crosby  were […]


Join Us for Compassionfest 2016 in New Haven on July 23!

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us for Compassionfest 2016 in New Haven on July 23! Celebrate your values of justice, equality, and compassion at Compassionfest! At this second annual event, we are honored to present our featured speaker, “Our Hen House” blogger and nonprofit director Jasmine Singer. Gather for a free, fun, community event featuring delicious vegan food, […]


Please Join Us for Our 6th Annual Run/Walk for Animals!

by IDA India

  Every dollar raised goes to help animals! What: RUN/WALK IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS-5K When: Sunday, 11th Sept’ 16 at 7 am Where: St. Marlo Country Club 7765 St. Marlo Country Club Pkwy Duluth, GA 30097 Click here to register.  The Run/Walk starts at 8 AM sharp. Run timed by “Fast Race Services”. We […]