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An Unlucky Elephant Needs a Little Luck

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Mail a lucky penny to an unlucky elephant this month. This month, IDA puts the spotlight on our 2014 #2 Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, at 54 survives in a most unlucky predicament. She needs to be retired to an accredited sanctuary where she can […]

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Save Seattle Elephants from Tornado Alley

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Woodland Park Zoo Chooses Suffering over Sanctuary for Elephants, Bamboo and Chai Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and city council now hold the key to either suffering or sanctuary for Bamboo and Chai. As you read this, the Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) is preparing Asian Elephants, Bamboo, 47 and Chai, 35, to travel in crates […]

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End the Suffering of Horses and Cows

by Anja Heister

Live Animals Packed and Shipped to Russia for Slaughter Demand a Response from McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Other Involved Fast Food Chains In January, 7765 IDA supporters signed our alert [link to alert] asking their federal representatives to investigate an incident which revealed that horses and cows from the United States are being live-exported […]

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End Sponsorship of Greyhound Racing’s Australian Cup

by Tiphani Davis

We recently informed you about the live baiting scandal in the Australian greyhound racing industry. Small animals, including rabbits and piglets, are pulled around a track, chased by greyhounds, and mauled to death, a practice not only cruel, but also illegal. However, even with all the coverage and public outrage, one company has yet to […]

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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. […]