Prosecute Cop’s Wife Who Cut Up Puppy

by Doll Stanley

  Brandy Gidden, the wife of Jackson, Mississippi police officer Rahn Gidden, posted pictures of a pit bull puppy she hoped to sell with bloody, mutilated ears. The puppy, who looked to be 6-8 weeks old, had bloody ears because he was the victim of a painful home “cropping.” The photos were posted on a […]


Stop Winter Park from Starving Cats

by Lisa Levinson

  Cat advocates in Winter Park, Florida are outraged that City Commissioners adopted a temporary ordinance to prohibit the feeding of community cats in Mead Botanical Garden. Some of the cats are sterilized and some are not. Residents of Winter Park, like In Defense of Animals supporter Trudy McNair, are shocked and horrified by the […]


IHOP, Let’s Create a Vegan Menu!

by Nadia Schilling

  Imagine 1,550 restaurants across the country enticing millions to try delicious, cruelty-free dishes that cause no harm to animals. IHOP, known for its classic breakfast dishes, has just appointed a new culinary director. We want to see him make some real changes that will save millions of animals! IHOP has just named Nevielle Panthaky […]


Help the Slaughterhouse 5 Plus 2!

by Bob Price

  In late June, five dogs boarded an airplane in South Korea, and headed to their safety in the United States. Barbara, Billy, Paul, Valencia, and Kurt were met at the Atlanta airport by In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary staff and driven the five hours to our sanctuary in Mississippi. A month later, […]


Tell FedEx To Stop Shipping Dolphins!

by Caroline Saxon

  Last week, activists from Animal Rights Hawaii videoed FedEx employees packing up three live dolphins into transport boxes. The shipping destination? The Arizona desert, where Dolphinaris, a new swim-with-dolphin facility, will be opening soon.  Dolphins don’t belong in boxes, and they don’t belong in the desert. Tell FedEx to stop shipping wild animals unless […]


Stop the Killing of 70% of Norway’s Wolves!

by Dagheid Solholm

  2017 could be a fatal year for wolves in Norway. The Norwegian government has announced a plan to kill two-thirds of its wild wolf population. People all over the country, and outside its borders, are now reacting. The last count showed just 68 individual wolves. Of these, 47 from a population of 68 Norwegian […]


IDA Sunday Action Club

by Erica Calderon

  In Defense of Animals Hosts First Meeting of the IDA Sunday Action Club! In Defense of Animals has launched a new project called the IDA Sunday Action Club. We are focusing on current, timely animal rights issues and topics happening right here in the San Francisco Bay Area with activities such as letter writing […]


End Zoo Rides on Abused Elephants

by Laura Bridgeman

  IDA’s #10 Worst Zoo for Elephants: Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts Most summers, Southwick’s Zoo in Massachusetts hires a California-based company to truck in elephants over a treacherously long distance to sell elephant rides to the zoos’ customers. The zoo – #10 on In Defense of Animals’10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in 2015 in […]


Baby Sea Turtles Desperately Need Your Help!

by Lisa Levinson

  The sea turtle population all over Central America has declined to devastatingly low numbers. Although sea turtles are protected under Salvadoran law, the Ministry of Natural Resources does not even attempt to enforce turtle protection. Thousands of baby turtles are stolen from their nests, and adults are massacred for their flesh. It’s time to […]