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 […]


My name is Gracie…

by Web Team

  My name is Gracie Facie (because I do have a beautiful face). My six siblings and I were abandoned. We were all alone, hungry, scared and sick in cold weather. A nice woman, Becky Shaw (who fosters for IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary) agreed to let us stay at her house until we were well. […]



by Web Team

#GivingTuesday It’s a global day of giving and also one of the greatest ways to get your holiday-joy on while saving lives through your support of In Defense of Animals. All you have to do is donate just $10 now to help animals who are hurting. From elephants to chimpanzees to puppies, ponies, dogs, cats, […]


Inspiring! 22 Year Chimpanzee Story

by Fleur Dawes

  Last week, we shared news of a truly historic achievement – after many years, the NIH finally ended its program of supplying chimpanzees for experiments! Lives of isolation, loneliness and the horrors of life as a test subject have finally come to an end for some of our closest relatives. This significant step toward […]