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Upgraded Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

In English, Second Sunday of every month – March 8 In Spanish, Fourth Sunday of every month – March 22 Last month, IDA hosted our first Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls in English with “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman and in Spanish with vegan activist Ligia Monzoni. We’ve upgraded to a more powerful platform […]

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Demand Sanctuary Now!

by Web Team

161 Rabbits Confiscated and Condemned to Die in Alabama Over 200 neglected and malnourished rabbits and other animals were seized on January 29 in Lauderdale County, Alabama as a result of a cruelty complaint. While this should be good news, and was for the animals of other species that were seized, the rabbits’ situation became […]

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Live Baiting is a Real Life Nightmare

by Web Team

  Recent events have thrown the Australian greyhound racing industry under the spotlight once again, except this time the light is far dimmer than before. Thanks to work by Australian animal rights organizations and an exposé by ABC TV’s Four Corners, the inhumane practice of live baiting, where piglets, rabbits, and opossums are pulled by […]

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Vegan Empowerment

by Veronique Perrot

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Veronique Perrot, reprinted with permission from her blog, “Vegan Empowerment: Empowering the Vegan Community Through Writing and Art.” A fellow activist recently wrote her next outreach event was going to be her last. She was obviously experiencing burnout and […]

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Consider the Earth and Each Fish

by Josh Tikka

There are upwards of 10 million species living in near-shore areas of the oceans, and many of these species are currently threatened by human activity. A new study in the journal Science entitled, “Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean”, cites overfishing as the key contributor to the decrease in sea life abundance. This […]

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Devoted Guardians

by Bob Price

  People all over the world are devoted to their animal companions and spare no expense when it comes to their care. As such, people of all economic backgrounds make wonderful caregivers for adoptable animals every day. Pictured here is Prince, aptly named by his adopted family. Prince’s guardians do not have much money themselves, […]

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Send a Valentine for the Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary Worst Elephant Zoo Spotlight for February: Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington; earning IDA’s Dishonorable Mention in our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. At long last, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo finally announced the impending closure of its egregious elephant exhibit, succumbing to years […]