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No Deer Massacre By Bows and Arrows

by Anja Heister

  Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Mayor Bain of Pepper Pike, Ohio The city of Pepper Pike, Ohio is home to a population of 265 deer, who are apparently too many for Mayor Richard Bain and the city council to tolerate living among. So, beginning this spring, archers will shoot deer, including pregnant does […]

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Natural Bridge Zoo Has State Permit Suspended

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  IDA’s #1 Worst Zoo for 2014 Under Fire We’re so happy to announce a victorious and encouraging step for Asha, the lone elephant, and the many other animals at the Natural Bridge Zoo, in rural Virginia. IDA’s contention that this zoo is a “roadside atrocity”, deserving of our #1 Worst Zoo for Elephants spot […]

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline!

by Lisa Levinson

  As an animal activist, do you ever feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stressed? What if you could receive genuine support from someone who truly understands your concern for animals? When confronting animal abuse, we can feel emotionally and physically exhausted. We may feel powerless, hopeless, resentful, irritable, and frustrated. Studies show that forty to fifty […]

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Tell Mt. Lebanon: No More Deer Killings

by Anja Heister

  It’s Time for Non-lethal Methods! Your help is needed in persuading commissioners in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania to abandon any plans to repeat a cruel and unpopular deer killing. The municipality of Mt. Lebanon, a Pittsburgh suburb, recently abandoned its plans for a large urban deer kill, 11 days short of its scheduled end date with […]

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Elephant Rama Dies at the Oregon Zoo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Help Save Rama’s Father, Packy! RIP, Rama, a male Asian elephant who suffered and was euthanized at the Oregon Zoo due to captivity-related conditions. IDA sends our condolences to Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE); acknowledging their long-time local efforts to protect Rama and the seven other Asian elephants at the zoo, including Packy, Rama’s […]

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Wonderful News!

by Anita Carswell

  HB 2150 Vetoed in Arizona! Arizona’s HB 2150 sought to strip protections from farmed animals, protections that apply to other animals, like dogs and cats. The bill would have essentially reclassified farmed animals as non-animals unworthy of any protection from abuse. Last week, we sent an appeal to contact the governor, and the week […]

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Meet Hillary

by Denise Papas

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Denise is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism (CoSA) to introduce them to our supporters. CoSA provides emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/SustainableActivism. Hillary Rettig […]

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Help Spring Lucky the Elephant to Sanctuary!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this month, IDA put the spotlight on our 2014 number two Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where 54 year old Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, survives in a most unlucky predicament. Many of you sent in a lucky penny to the zoo in hopes that Lucky would get lucky […]

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Rabies-Infected Dog Meat Scare

by Paul Seigel

  Health Officials Sound the Alarm about this Illegal Killing Industry in Philippines! The South China Morning Post reported just days ago that at least 13 people in the Philippine city of Zamboango, including nine children, would receive a series of post exposure vaccines after eating rabies-infected dog meat – adding yet another layer of […]