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Why Burnout Matters

by Dallas Rising

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. Imagine you’re feeling on fire with your activism. You’ve got momentum, energy, and excitement. You have activist friends you care about and […]

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An Unlucky Elephant Needs a Little Luck

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Mail a lucky penny to an unlucky elephant this month. This month, IDA puts the spotlight on our 2014 #2 Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, at 54 survives in a most unlucky predicament. She needs to be retired to an accredited sanctuary where she can […]

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Ringling Pledges an End to Elephant Acts

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Celebrate the Beginning of the End of a Cruel Circus Era! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ infamous elephant shows will end! Parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced this week that their 13 performing elephants will sent to the Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida in 2018. To YOU, who have ever stood out […]

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Save Seattle Elephants from Tornado Alley

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Woodland Park Zoo Chooses Suffering over Sanctuary for Elephants, Bamboo and Chai Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and city council now hold the key to either suffering or sanctuary for Bamboo and Chai. As you read this, the Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) is preparing Asian Elephants, Bamboo, 47 and Chai, 35, to travel in crates […]

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End the Suffering of Horses and Cows

by Anja Heister

Live Animals Packed and Shipped to Russia for Slaughter Demand a Response from McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Other Involved Fast Food Chains In January, 7765 IDA supporters signed our alert [link to alert] asking their federal representatives to investigate an incident which revealed that horses and cows from the United States are being live-exported […]

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End Sponsorship of Greyhound Racing’s Australian Cup

by Tiphani Davis

We recently informed you about the live baiting scandal in the Australian greyhound racing industry. Small animals, including rabbits and piglets, are pulled around a track, chased by greyhounds, and mauled to death, a practice not only cruel, but also illegal. However, even with all the coverage and public outrage, one company has yet to […]

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Meet One of the Dogs We Helped – Chotu

by Naina Athale

  IDA-India has several facilities in and around Mumbai, India where we run low-cost (and occasionally no-cost) vaccine and treatment clinics. Additionally, we also have several mobile clinics and animal ambulances that reach out to those needing assistance who cannot make it into our facilities. One recent client, Chotu (masculine in Hindi for “little one”), […]

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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 […]