Plan to Kill 3,200 More Cormorants in Oregon

by Ryan Murphy

  We recently posted about “hazing” that was happening to cormorants in Oregon, but a permit issued by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on March 18, proves that there is an even greater threat to the birds. The issued permit says it “can kill up to 3,114 double-crested […]


15th Annual New Living Expo

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us in San Mateo on Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 Learn about the Vegan Novel, “Sweet Healing,” with Michael Bedar on May 1 Join IDA at the Bay Area’s signature holistic living event with lectures and panels on wellness, mindfulness, and spirituality and over 180 exhibits on ecology, alternative health, the […]


Celebrate Veg Life with Us at VegFest LA

by Lisa Levinson

  Visit our Sustainable Activism booth! WorldFest is back as VegFest LA, an all-vegan event with an international vegan food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, cooking demos and more! This fun green-powered festival will inspire you about important […]


Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

by Fleur Dawes

  That’s what puppy girls are made of! Sugar’s mom, a Lhasa mix, was literally dumped outside the IDA India Center front gate with her babies. Sugar, her mother, and her siblings were given lots of loving care while awaiting new homes. Now Sugar has been adopted by a lovely couple from Borivili in Mumbai. She is the second […]


Trailer Isn’t Shelter for Any Dog

by Doll Stanley

A Trailer Isn’t Shelter for Any Dog Hope Animal Sanctuary Operations Manager, Sharon Stone, and Justice for Animals Campaign Director, Doll Stanley recently confirmed with an in-person visit a report that there were dogs chained without shelter beside a Carroll County, Mississippi home.  A caller had contacted us and described how these dogs had cried […]



by Doll Stanley

Animal Hoarding: Criminal Act or Illness? Recently,  In Defense of Animals – Hope Animal Sanctuary (IDA-HAS) had two cases which involved responding to activities at the respective homes of a couple and an individual who IDA-HAS had previous involvement with.  In the case of the couple, they called saying they had puppies that had to […]


Urgent: Stop Wild Horse Experiments

by Lisa Levinson

  Your action is urgently needed to prevent the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plans to conduct cruel and unethical sterilization experiments on wild horses this spring, including painful and life-threatening surgeries on pregnant mares and young fillies in non-sterile environments. The timing is critical. BLM will publish its Decision Record and Finding of No […]


#4 Worst Zoo For Elephants: What You Can Do

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Un-Natural Elephant Deaths at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon For over five years running, Wildlife Safari, a drive-through wild animal park in Winston, Oregon, has featured on In Defense of Animals’ list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants. Wildlife Safari claims to be committed to the “conservation, preservation, and research of native and exotic […]


Stop Pro-Hunting Propaganda Infiltrating Schools!

by Ryan Murphy

  With its cute bear pictures and conservations claims, you might suppose that Bear Trust International is an organization with bears’ best interests at heart. But don’t be fooled. This slimy organization is actively working alongside the gun lobby to defeat protections for bears, and feed America’s children pro-hunting messages in the guise of ‘education.’ […]


Is Animal Abuse Making You Angry?

by Lisa Levinson

  Do you ever feel overwhelmed with anger after reading articles and posts about animal abuse? If so, you’re not alone. How can we cultivate a world of compassion when we are filled with so much anger? Many In Defense of Animals supporters find it helpful to share their feelings about animal abuse in our […]