Help Chai & Bamboo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Woodland Park Zoo’s Two Elephants Stranded in San Diego Zoo! With Jane Goodall’s Voice for Chai and Bamboo, the Fight for Sanctuary Continues Nationwide On April 16, the already-beleaguered elephants, Bamboo and Chai, were loaded like product cargo into steel shipping containers at Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) in Seattle. Unfortunately, they were not headed […]


Urgent: Mute Swans Under Attack Again

by Anja Heister

  Stop New York’s Revised Mute Swan Management Plan After an outpouring of 50,000 comments, including our official letter and the comments made by many IDA supporters, stating our opposition to New York State’s plan to kill 2,200 mute swans by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), late in 2014, the DEC has now issued […]


Elephant Spotlight

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Retire Ruth Now at Buttonwood Zoo! Earlier this month, In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts has been violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly forcing two incompatible Asian elephants to live in the same enclosure together. […]


No More Annual Deer Massacres

by Anja Heister

  Tell Metroparks: Enough Bloodshed Already Urban Deer Hall of Shame Welcomes Scott Zody, Director of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Brian Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Cleveland Metroparks and Dr. Terry Robison, Chief of Natural Resources of Cleveland Metroparks. 17 years of failed mass deer slaughters and over 4,000 deer killed in Metroparks, Ohio […]


Tell Mt. Lebanon: No More Deer Killings

by Anja Heister

  It’s Time for Non-lethal Methods! Your help is needed in persuading commissioners in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania to abandon any plans to repeat a cruel and unpopular deer killing. The municipality of Mt. Lebanon, a Pittsburgh suburb, recently abandoned its plans for a large urban deer kill, 11 days short of its scheduled end date with […]


Elephant Rama Dies at the Oregon Zoo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Help Save Rama’s Father, Packy! RIP, Rama, a male Asian elephant who suffered and was euthanized at the Oregon Zoo due to captivity-related conditions. IDA sends our condolences to Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE); acknowledging their long-time local efforts to protect Rama and the seven other Asian elephants at the zoo, including Packy, Rama’s […]


Help Spring Lucky the Elephant to Sanctuary!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this month, IDA put the spotlight on our 2014 number two Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where 54 year old Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, survives in a most unlucky predicament. Many of you sent in a lucky penny to the zoo in hopes that Lucky would get lucky […]


Oppose the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

by Anja Heister

  The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405), introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), contains the same destructive provisions for wildlife, public lands, and non-consumptive users of wildlife, as the previous bills that died in 2014. S. 405 makes hunting, fishing, shooting, and trapping a priority […]


Cancel Logan City Greyhound Race Track

by Tiphani Davis

  After much protest, Australian Racing Minister Bill Byrne has called for an immediate stop to the construction of a greyhound track in Logan City, South East Queensland, Australia, due to public uproar over the live baiting scandal as reported by ABC’s Four Corners, where small animals were filmed being tied to lures, dragged around […]


Mass Wolf Killing by Mad Scientists

by Anja Heister

  Demand an Ethics Review in Alberta, Canada! It is well-known that oil and gas, and logging industries are causing habitat destruction and with that, the further decline of the already endangered woodland caribou in Alberta, Canada. However, in a horrific seven-year long “study,” a group of scientists deliberately massacred hundreds of wolves with the […]