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Deadly Pesticide Driving Bees to Extinction

by Jessica Beaudry

  Neonicotinoids are inflicting mass suffering and death on honeybees worldwide. Honeybees are still suffering and dying at an alarming and unsustainable rate, and at a rate deemed “too high for their long-term survival” according to a study published last year. Furthermore, a Harvard study released the same month points specifically to the neonictinoids group […]

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Grandmother Arrested for Saving Lives

by Nadia Schilling

  Recently in Australia, 66 year old grandmother and founder of Animal Liberation Victoria, Patty Mark was arrested for her role in the rescue of abused hens from an atrocious factory farm. Just two weeks after government health officials inspected the farm, Patty and fellow Australian activists discovered thousands of suffering birds living in appalling […]

Chimp Blog

New York Blood Center Abandons Chimpanzees

by Jessica Beaudry

  IDA Africa’s Primate Rescue Center Provides Hands On Expertise The New York Blood Center (NYBC) has abruptly ceased its monthly funding for the daily care needs of a group of retired lab chimpanzees used by the organization for Hepatitis research. The 66 chimpanzees living in Liberia, Africa face dehydration and starvation without this necessary […]

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Tragic Oil Spill in Santa Barbara

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Update: Slick Cover-ups and Dead Dolphins, but Graphics Can’t Show the Full Picture As we reported earlier, more than 10 miles of the Refugio/Santa Barbara, California, coastal community has experienced contact with and damage from over 100,000 gallons of thick, crude oil that poured into the ocean from a ruptured pipeline. The latest figures […]

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International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Join us in Solidarity on Sunday, June 28 – in person or online! IDA first launched ‘The International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos’ (IDAEZ) in 2009, a global event to raise awareness about the plight of elephants in zoos and to end their suffering – and ideally – to send elephants in […]

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It’s Raining Puppies and Kittens

by Bob Price

  The importance of demonstrating good guardianship by having your animal companions spayed and neutered cannot be overstated. Each year, thousands of helpless unwanted puppies and kittens are surrendered to shelters where most are killed, or they are abandoned alongside roadways and back alleys all across the country. Puppies and kittens who are just days […]