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Rabbits Are Not Easter Gifts

by Anita Carswell

Every year, thousands of frightened rabbits are produced by breeders, torn from their families, then sold around Easter, as irresponsible “gifts” for children, and every year, most of these poor victims of human thoughtlessness are dumped at animal shelters, where they are killed. In fact, nine out of ten rabbits never make it to the […]

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THE TRANSPORT

by Robin Dorman

 If you wish to know why there are disasters of armies and weapons in the world, listen to the piteous cries from the slaughterhouse at midnight. (Ancient Chinese verse) Before rescue, they were condemned to a grim existence that narrowed and narrowed toward a torturous death—their agony, someone’s dinner. And then an elation-bringing moment: making […]

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Please Double Up!

by Anita Carswell

When looking for your next animal companion, give some thought to their daily quality of life. Many people looking only to add one companion animal to their family respond to adoption offers of groups of puppies, kittens, rabbits, or rats with little regard for the bonds and families these animals come from. As a species, […]

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A Beautiful Voice for Animals Silenced

by Anita Carswell

Virginia Handley was a remarkable woman known by many of the IDA staff and volunteers. Rather than write one summary trying to capture who she was and what she did, we’re choosing instead to share with you a couple of the warm remembrances of her closest colleagues and friends. She was best known for her […]

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THE SURVIVOR

by Robin Dorman

South Korea’s Moran Market conjures up any bustling farmers’ market—thronged with shoppers, talking and bargaining, all very lively and cheery. But on the days when the entire folk market is open, days that end in 4 and 9, more street vendors are on site, stationed beneath colorful umbrella stands (selling everything from veggies to clothes […]

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Community Cat Shelter Instructions

by Eric Phelps

If you’ve trap-neuter-returned (TNR) feral or friendly cats, here is a great way to provide them with a shelter to hunker down in on cold nights. These shelters are inexpensive, and easy to build. What you’ll need: -Sterilite 18 gallon and 30 gallon containers -drill with large bit -scissors -permanent marker -5″ paper plate -jab […]

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Record Turnout for Ringling Demo!

by Deborah Robinson

We want to give a big thanks to all of the IDA supporters who helped make our Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus protest on opening night in Brooklyn, NY, a raging success! Hundreds of advocates joined IDA and a coalition of animal protection, student, and political organizations to protest Ringling on February 20th, […]