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Demand Sanctuary Now!

by Web Team

161 Rabbits Confiscated and Condemned to Die in Alabama Over 200 neglected and malnourished rabbits and other animals were seized on January 29 in Lauderdale County, Alabama as a result of a cruelty complaint. While this should be good news, and was for the animals of other species that were seized, the rabbits’ situation became […]

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Live Baiting is a Real Life Nightmare

by Web Team

  Recent events have thrown the Australian greyhound racing industry under the spotlight once again, except this time the light is far dimmer than before. Thanks to work by Australian animal rights organizations and an exposé by ABC TV’s Four Corners, the inhumane practice of live baiting, where piglets, rabbits, and opossums are pulled by […]

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Send a Valentine for the Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary Worst Elephant Zoo Spotlight for February: Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington; earning IDA’s Dishonorable Mention in our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. At long last, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo finally announced the impending closure of its egregious elephant exhibit, succumbing to years […]

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Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves

by Anja Heister

Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections. Now, wolf haters are again attempting a political maneuver to attach a rider to a “must pass” bill, which would strip ESA protection for all wolves in America. […]

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Zimbabwe Plowing Forward With Baby Elephant Exports

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Despite international protests from concerned people across the globe, the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe seems to be moving forward with its plan to export an undetermined number of baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates, and France. These elephant toddlers were cruelly captured during a mass roundup that used helicopters in coordination with armed […]

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Renew Your Support in 2015

by Bob Price

We would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all of the good will and generosity shown to In Defense of Animals by our supporters as we dive head first into 2015. Your steadfast partnership year after year has enabled us to lead the way with campaigns to end the monstrous and […]