Bullhook Ban Passed in Oakland!

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After hours of heated debate and testimony, the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance banning bullhooks and similar devices on circus elephants. It was a full house with over 180 in attendance, including animal rights activists, circus cronies, and union representatives, whose testimonies were disrupted by anti-police demonstrators threatening to storm the meeting. Despite the […]


Dozens of Crows Suffer and Die in Portland

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On Wednesday, November 26, onlookers watched in horror as dozens of crows fell to the ground, convulsing, gasping, seizing, and dying on the downtown streets of Portland, Oregon. It was recently confirmed that the crows were poisoned. Necropsies performed on each of the crows showed they had digested corn in their stomachs, which is frequently […]


Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

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No More Plea Bargains for Sonny Anderson The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies have long recognized the high incidence of repeated animal abuse in the early history of many of the most violent serial killers, serial rapists, and sexual homicide perpetuators. Given the well-established connection between violence to animals/violence to […]


31 Days of Rescue

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For the entire month of December, In Defense of Animals will share with our supporters heartwarming stories of rescue and hope. Please follow us on Facebook while we provide a new rescue story every day all month long. IDA’s work of advocating for and rescuing animals in distress has gone on every day of every […]