Nurture Your Inner Activist!

by Lisa Levinson

  During our first ever Activist Appreciation Month, we are announcing two special events to nurture your animal activist soul. We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Vegan Spirituality Retreat in beautiful Florida! If you can’t join us in Florida, we invite you to connect with us online at our free […]


Become An Animal Advocate

by Bob Price

  At In Defense of Animals, the phone is always ringing and our work never ends. In the United States alone, there are billions of animals who are suffering every day- abused, neglected, dying of starvation and exposure, or forced into slaughterhouses and mercilessly butchered for food. The task in front of us sometimes seems […]

Cecil Blog

Rally for Cecil and All Trophy Hunting Victims

by Lisa Levinson

  **Southern California Activists** Join us at Los Angeles Rally for Cecil & All Trophy Hunting Victims This Saturday, February 6! Join IDA and hundreds of Los Angeles activists as we march on Hollywood Blvd. to end trophy hunting. This is a solidarity event with cities participating all over the world, organized by CompassionWorks International, […]


Please consider joining our amazing group of IDA supporters

by Web Team

  Please consider joining our amazing group of IDA supporters, Animal Advocates. By making a tax- deductible monthly donation, you will be providing aid to an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of so many animals. 84% of your monthly gift will directly support our advocacy and outreach or direct care programs here […]


Beloved Elephant, Chai, Dies at Oklahoma City Zoo

by Caroline Saxon

  Second Elephant Death in Four Months Nine months after being transferred from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, Asian elephant, Chai, has been found dead at Oklahoma City Zoo, just months after the death of little Malee. At the youthful age of 37, and before the end of her first Oklahoma winter, her death […]


Our 2015 Hall of Shame Winner…

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Our 2015 Hall of Shame Winner in the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants List is the Bronx Zoo, where 44-year-old Happy, a miserable elephant, resides alone. In Esquire’s “Why Elephants in American Zoos May Be the Next Orcas in Blackfish,” Happy’s story is told and our very own Toni Frohoff, Ph.D. explains in detail […]

Will Tuttle Blog

A Paradigm Shift

by Elliot Katz, DVM

  As some of you may know, quite some years ago, with many of IDA’s life saving victories and accomplishments behind us, and with so very much more challenges in front of us, and lives to save, we realized that unless we began to challenge and attempt to end the root cause of the widespread […]