Live Horses and Cows from the U.S. Shipped to Russia for Slaughter

by Anja Heister

Demand Investigation of McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Other Fast Food Chains We know that American horses are being transported for slaughter across U.S. borders to Canada and Mexico. What is largely unknown though is that as part of the global meat industry, U.S. horses and cows are being live-exported on huge container ships […]


Monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

Starting: January 25 (Spanish), February 8 (English) Join In Defense of Animals for a monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Call, part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists. Calls will explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations. You can simply listen or participate with […]


Welcome Gnala

by Web Team

Just before Christmas, IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, Africa welcomed a new baby orphan. Gnala, pronounced “Nya-la,” is just a little more than a year old. She was surrendered to IDA-Africa staff in a town a few hours from the Center. An affluent man in the town initiated contact with IDA-Africa for the […]


Henry & Hillary

by Doll Stanley

In June of last year, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) received several pleas for help with starving puppies at a residence in a rural area near Grenada, Mississippi. When sanctuary staff arrived at the residence, which was littered with garbage and old appliances, they were greeted by nine emaciated puppies, who were clearly from two […]