Severed Mountain Lion Foot Found in Trap

by Anja Heister

  Organizations Team Up in Response In Defense of Animals and two local Montana organizations recently teamed up to call on Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) to have more accountability in the management of mountain lions in the Big Sky State after the gruesome and horrific discovery of a severed mountain lion’s […]


Support Our Helpline!

by Bob Price

  It has only been up and available to the world for just a bit longer than two weeks, but in that short time the praise and support for In Defense of Animals Activist Helpline has been nothing short of astonishing! Activists from all over the United States and Canada can now take advantage of […]


Meet Princess!

by Naina Athale

  IDA-India’s rescue center in the Panvel, Raigad district of Navi Mumbai is the only animal center in the area and work there is very challenging as it gets numerous calls day and night for assistance. One such recent plea for help from a longtime volunteer, Kinnera Gudipaty, was for a dog she helped rescue […]


Call IDA’s Animal Activist Helpline!

by Lisa Levinson

  Do you struggle asking for help? Are you discouraged by conflicts among animal activists? Are members of your community overshadowed by dominant personalities? Do you have trouble delegating activist work or balancing activism with your family life? These are among many causes of activist burnout, which hinder our ability to help animals effectively. Professor […]


Urgent: Mute Swans Under Attack Again

by Anja Heister

  Stop New York’s Revised Mute Swan Management Plan After an outpouring of 50,000 comments, including our official letter and the comments made by many IDA supporters, stating our opposition to New York State’s plan to kill 2,200 mute swans by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), late in 2014, the DEC has now issued […]


A Tragic Tale:

by Anja Heister

  The Struggle of Tule Elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore In Defense of Animals is part of a coalition to fight for the Tule elks’ right to have the freedom to roam safely and also to save their lives from ranchers’ demands for their elimination or deaths within Point Reyes National Seashore in […]


Dumped Puppies at the Dump

by Sharon Stone

  Late last month, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Grenada, Mississippi was alerted to the abandonment of three five-to-six month old juvenile dogs at the Montgomery County dump on Highway 82, across from the County Barn. The sanctuary rescue team was able to rescue two of the cautious, but desperate pups. Sadly, the third […]


Elephant Spotlight

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Retire Ruth Now at Buttonwood Zoo! Earlier this month, In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts has been violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly forcing two incompatible Asian elephants to live in the same enclosure together. […]