Crimes of Compassion

by Lisa Levinson

  According to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Canada, compassion is a crime. Co-founder and co-organizer of Toronto Pig Save Anita Krajnc was charged with mischief under the Criminal Code for giving water to dehydrated pigs who were in a Van Boekel Hog Farms slaughterhouse transportation truck while stopped en route to […]


Temporary Victory for Belugas

by Matthew Scott

  Say No to Beluga Wild Capture Import Appeal U.S. District court officials recently backed a NOAA Fisheries decision to deny the Georgia Aquarium’s requested transport permits for eighteen beluga whales who are currently being held in Russia. After a long legal battle that included one denial by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, a lawsuit […]


USDA Rejects Its Own Advisory Committee

by Nadia Schilling

  Don’t Let Another Five Years of Dietary Guideline Negligence Go Unchallenged Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officially rejected recommendations by their own advisory committee (and your letters of support back in April) to make environmental health a component of overall health […]


3 US Zoos About to Import 18 Swaziland Elephants

by Caroline Saxon

Act Now to Stop Them IDA joins with 75 leading scientists, conservationists, elephant welfare experts and policy makers, united in opposition and outrage at the proposed import of 18 elephants from Swaziland destined for 3 US zoos. Dallas Zoo in Texas, Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska, and Sedgewick County Zoo in Kansas have import permits […]