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Save Animals and the Earth

by Mark Molloy

  Support the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Recommendation to the USDA As we have noted recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the nation’s top nutrition advisory panel, has put forward a recommendation to update its 2015 guidelines (think of the food pyramid) to factor in the health of the environment as well as the health […]

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Baby Elephants Kidnapped in Zimbabwe

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  An Update and How You Can Help In spite of a global outcry surrounding Zimbabwe’s capture and export of approximately 80 baby elephants, the country’s President Robert Mugumbe is not changing his mind. According to National Geographic’s primary source in Zimbabwe, the young elephants, between two and four years old, captured in November of […]

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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 […]