Montana, the Big Sky State

by Anja Heister

Montana, the Big Sky State, is Big on Fur Factory Farming Montana’s state wildlife agency, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recently approved Larry and Carol Schultz’s application to move their North Dakota bobcat fur factory farm to Fergus County, Montana, bringing the number of fur factory farms in the state to more […]


Halloween Safety

by Anita Carswell

Protect Your Cats This Halloween! Halloween is this week, and while a fun holiday for many people, it is a dangerous time for animals, especially cats, and most especially for black cats. For most people, Halloween is about decorating, dressing in costume, and attending parties, or going trick-or-treating with kids. However, there is a small […]


How to Get Hired

by Hillary Rettig

5 Steps to Getting a Job in Animal Activism (or any other field) IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “How to Get Hired” by guest blogger Hillary Rettig, author of “The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way” and “The 7 Secrets of the Prolific.” […]


The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

IDA invites you to read this column, “The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection” by IDA President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, with contributions from IDA-Africa Sanctuary Director Sheri Speede, DVM. Imagine a child ill with a fever. What if it’s Ebola? Crying in pain with outstretched arms, she approaches longingly for an embrace, a soothing motherly hug. What is a […]


Dogs Rescued

by Doll Stanley

Tragic Hoarding Case in Tallahatchie On September 30, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Operations Manager Sharon Stone received a call from a woman alerting her to an existing hoarding situation where one resident had died and another had been removed from the residence by authorities. Subsequent to that call, she received two more calls reporting […]


Miracle of Animals

by Dr. Joann Marie Donahoe, DVM

The Animalparenting Connection IDA invites you to read this column by guest blogger Dr. Joann Marie Donahoe, DVM, veterinarian, behaviorist, trainer, and author of the downloadable audiobook, “Parenting Your K-9 Angel.” In spite of veterinary medical advances, there still remains an epidemic that does not require advanced technology. The leading cause of death and abandonment […]


Romeo Finds Love After Lifelong Neglect

by Web Team

In mid August, Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Director Doll Stanley received a late evening text asking for advice regarding a dog with a wound. After several texts, Doll was still up worrying about the dog, but the person who contacted her went to sleep. The next morning she pursued the concern. After more text messages, […]


Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Prarthana Jayaram

Offers Community, Opens Dialogue What lies at the intersection of spiritual health and ethical choices? How can diet speak to our beliefs and our holistic health? What are the connections between spirituality and a sense of community? These are questions the growing Vegan Spirituality movement seeks to answer by providing monthly events and annual retreats […]


Is Veganism a Religion?

by Dr. Will Tuttle

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Is Veganism a Religion?” by guest blogger Dr. Will Tuttle, international speaker and author of “The World Peace Diet.” Question: Is veganism a religion? And what can we do about all the divisiveness and infighting that seems to characterize our movement? Some people […]