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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]

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Relax and Renew at a Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals proudly presents our 7th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat to explore veganism as a spiritual practice. Enjoy yoga, meditation, a guest speaker, a catered vegan lunch, a naturalist guided walk, and an animal blessing with musicians Jim Harris and Lonnie Davis. Friendly animal companions are welcome at the Retreat and Animal […]

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In Defense of Animals Slams Government Plans for Wild Horse Wipe-out

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS SLAMS GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR WILD HORSE WIPE-OUT Biggest horse slaughter in history will be funded by taxpayers CONTACT: Clare Read clare@idausa.org 541-362-8097 Fleur Dawes media@idausa.org +44 751-582-1141 Elko, Nevada (September 10, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has slammed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board […]

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Punish Football Player Who Violently Beat Dog on Snapchat

by Doll Stanley

  Another “role model” has shocked the nation with his brutality and failed an upcoming generation in Waco, Texas. A disturbing video recently surfaced on social media showing a Baylor University football player repeatedly whipping his dog with a belt, kicking and stomping on him. His superiors have failed to meet his abhorrent behavior with […]

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Save Animals, Eat Waffles!

by Nadia Schilling

  This is your chance to enjoy a delicious, animal-friendly breakfast, and take action for animals.  We’re encouraging IHOP, the widely popular breakfast chain, to add cruelty-free menu items!  Sign now and share widely! By influencing major food suppliers to add cruelty-free options to their menus, we can achieve meaningful victories that spare countless animals […]

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Mado Gives Jacky a Grooming!

by Karin Cereghino

  Here’s a lovely video of sweet elder Jacky being groomed by adult female Mado as they relax after a snack near their satellite cage before going back into the forest. Jacky, over 50 years old now, was among the first 3 chimpanzees rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa and brought to Sanaga-Yong […]

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Elephant Numbers Crash

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The results of the first ever continent-wide census on African elephant populations are in, and the numbers are alarming. Almost 30% of the Savannah elephant population was decimated in only seven years.  Now a new study has revealed that African forest elephants may become extinct sooner than previously believed; since 2002, the population has crashed by […]

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Heart-stopping Railroad Rescue from Heart of Mumbai

by IDA India

  Catching dogs from the streets of Mumbai is always a high-risk, high-stress job for IDA India staffers. Mumbai is an extremely overpopulated city, with cars crammed on the streets. Local trains run 24/7, and most stations have a train passing through every 4-5 minutes. Although the train stations are hugely crowded, they offer great […]