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Are You Wearing Dog Skin?

by Melissa Flower

  As the dog meat trade persists throughout Asia, the horror stretches far beyond those borders. While the flesh of dogs is consumed in places such as China, South Korea and Vietnam, the skin of these dogs is sent all over the world. That’s right. If you wear leather, you could be wearing the skin […]


End of Orca Captivity in Sight

by Lisa Couper

  Support the ORCA Act The end of orca captivity has suddenly transitioned from a distant hope to an attainable reality, and all thanks to landmark legislation introduced recently. In November, 2015, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced a bill to phase out the captivity of orcas. This bill, the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act, […]


Stop Deer Killing Plan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

by Monique Balban

  The City of Ann Arbor is planning to use the ineffective and cruel method of blasting 100 deer with gunshot in public parks, less than 450 feet from residents’ homes, to fatally control the deer population. The City chose to approve this biased recommendation from its primary “consultant” which is the Washtenaw Citizens for […]


Free Lolita the Orca Whale!

by Lisa Couper

  Imagine being violently ripped away from your family at four years old and being sold into a life of captivity for another species’ entertainment. Imagine also witnessing five of your family members drowning during the struggle, and a companion committing suicide to escape the dreadful conditions in which you both lived. That is the […]


Hi I’m Lucy…

by Web Team

  Hi! I’m Lucy the elephant. Even though I am from the warm tropical climate of Sri Lanka in Asia, I have been living in the cold winter climate of Alberta, Canada since I was just two years old. I am so cold all the time, and I don’t have any elephant companions around me. […]


No New Dolphin Abusement Park!

by Matthew Scott

  New Wild-Caught Dolphin Facility Slated for Da Nang, Vietnam Last month, plans were approved to build an entertainment center that will include a performance area for wild-caught dolphins as well as seals and sea lions in the heart of the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. Da Nang is a major city with over 1 […]


Justice for Rehabilitated Birds Shot

by Tiphani Davis

  Tragedy struck the Medicine River Wildlife Center in Alberta, Canada this past October when the crows and ravens in its care were heartlessly shot to death anonymously during the night. The center, which cares for close to 2000 injured or orphaned animals annually, has been devastated by the attack. The targeted large outdoor cage, […]


My name is Freddie…

by Web Team

Hi! My name is Freddie. I’m a Pacific Tree Frog. When my local pond dried up, I moved into Lisa’s potted plant (She works for IDA). My favorite hide-out is the frog-shaped, terra-cotta cone where Lisa pours water every day. One day, I poked my head out to say “Hello!” When Lisa moved, I went […]