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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 […]

Ivory Blog

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 […]

Beating burnout blog

“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 […]

In trees Blog

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 […]

SA Blog

Balancing Your Activism

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s fifth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from Peace to All Beings author and co-founder of the Circle of Compassion, Judy Carman, who encourages activists to restore inner peace after witnessing animal suffering. Judy suggests laughing and connecting with happy animals as effective antidotes to our constant exposure to animal cruelty. She recommends playing with […]

Chimp Blog

New York Blood Center Abandons Chimpanzees

by Jessica Beaudry

  IDA Africa’s Primate Rescue Center Provides Hands On Expertise The New York Blood Center (NYBC) has abruptly ceased its monthly funding for the daily care needs of a group of retired lab chimpanzees used by the organization for Hepatitis research. The 66 chimpanzees living in Liberia, Africa face dehydration and starvation without this necessary […]

Dolphin Blog

Tragic Oil Spill in Santa Barbara

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Update: Slick Cover-ups and Dead Dolphins, but Graphics Can’t Show the Full Picture As we reported earlier, more than 10 miles of the Refugio/Santa Barbara, California, coastal community has experienced contact with and damage from over 100,000 gallons of thick, crude oil that poured into the ocean from a ruptured pipeline. The latest figures […]