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Send a Valentine for the Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary Worst Elephant Zoo Spotlight for February: Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington; earning IDA’s Dishonorable Mention in our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. At long last, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo finally announced the impending closure of its egregious elephant exhibit, succumbing to years […]

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Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves

by Anja Heister

Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections. Now, wolf haters are again attempting a political maneuver to attach a rider to a “must pass” bill, which would strip ESA protection for all wolves in America. […]

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Zimbabwe Plowing Forward With Baby Elephant Exports

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Despite international protests from concerned people across the globe, the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe seems to be moving forward with its plan to export an undetermined number of baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates, and France. These elephant toddlers were cruelly captured during a mass roundup that used helicopters in coordination with armed […]

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Renew Your Support in 2015

by Bob Price

We would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all of the good will and generosity shown to In Defense of Animals by our supporters as we dive head first into 2015. Your steadfast partnership year after year has enabled us to lead the way with campaigns to end the monstrous and […]

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Urgent: Appeal California’s Foie Gras Ruling

by Anita Carswell

California’s foie gras ban was overturned last Wednesday, January 7, by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and only recently in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. Specifically, he cites The Poultry Products Inspection Act, […]

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Urgent: Protect Maui Cats

by Tiphani Davis

A pack of feral dogs has been running wild in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii at night and killing feral cats, family pets, chickens, and other small dogs. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) claims they do not have the funding nor the staff to address after hours animal control issues. Since MHS is contracted with […]