Rescuers Save Baby Humpback Whale!

by Ryan Murphy

  On November 4, 2015, a distressed baby humpback whale was noticed in the morning off of Soldier’s Beach in New South Wales, Australia. Scott Higgins, a local lifeguard, was the first to arrive to the humpback’s rescue on a jet ski and was able to identify that the baby’s tail was caught in what […]


62 Zimbabwe Elephants Poisoned with Cyanide – and then Butchered for their Tusks

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  At least 62 elephants, including babies, were brutally murdered by being poisoned with cyanide in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. At first it was assumed that poachers were responsible, but as this horror story continues to unfold, a top police assistant commissioner and other officials, are now suspect. A “huge and powerful poaching syndicate” […]


Temporary Victory for Belugas

by Matthew Scott

  Say No to Beluga Wild Capture Import Appeal U.S. District court officials recently backed a NOAA Fisheries decision to deny the Georgia Aquarium’s requested transport permits for eighteen beluga whales who are currently being held in Russia. After a long legal battle that included one denial by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, a lawsuit […]


SeaWorld’s Sham

by Laura Bridgeman

  Think SeaWorld is Phasing Out Captivity? Think Again Sea World’s sham headlines spread like wildfire on Monday claiming that SeaWorld would begin phasing out orca shows. A bit of clarification is needed to make sense of what was actually said. In statements on its websites and in a press conference held on Monday, SeaWorld […]

Cat with Bridgette Blog

Australian Government Continues to Defend Feral Cat Massacre

by Melyssa Holk

  Over the past few months, we’ve been following the Australian government’s plan to systematically kill 2 million feral cats over the next five years. The plan is to brutally kill these feral cats with poisons, traps, guns, and tracker dogs, and even poisoned microchips implanted into prey animals! The killings are being justified under […]


Cruel Farms Breed Deadly Superbugs

by Nadia Schilling

  An alarming 80% of the total antibiotics used in the U.S. are actually injected or fed to farmed animals in order to force weight gain or to unnaturally keep them alive in filthy and desperately overcrowded conditions. Why? Quite simply because in animal agribusiness, profit trumps any other considerations by a long shot, so […]


Update on U.S. Anti-Horse Export for Slaughter Bill

by Nadia Schilling

  Back in July, we sent out an alert urging you to tell your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to prevent the cruel transport and slaughter of American horses by backing The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015 (Bill H.R. 1942) . The bill currently has 173 cosponsors (136 Democrats, 36 Republicans, 1 Independent). […]

IDA Africa Blog

Ava and Boumba Benefit from Sustainable Agriculture Project

by IDA Africa

  In April and May In Defense of Animals – Africa launched pilot sustainable agriculture projects in villages around the Mbargue Forest, which is home to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. IDA-Africa provided seeds of soybeans and black-eyed peas and hired an expert to teach farmers how to plant and care for the new crops. The […]