2015 Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

In Defense of Animals Releases 2015 List of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants.” In Defense of Animals has released its respected annual list of the “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” in North America for 2015. In its twelfth-year, the list exposes the hidden suffering of elephants in zoos, where lack of space, unsuitably cold climates and […]


We Appreciate You!

by Bob Price

  Thanks for Your Help Which Allowed Us to Meet Our 2015 End Of Year Fundraising Goal We’ve put another challenging year behind us with the knowledge that the future holds so many more of them, but thanks to the compassion, kindness and generosity of our supporters, we will continue to stand and fight. As […]


Hi everyone! My name is Dally.

by Web Team

  Hi everyone! My name is Dally. I was saved by my friends at In Defense of Animals when I was just a little pup. I lived at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi for several years while I waited to find my forever family. One day, a miracle happened. A nice man saw my picture, […]


My name is Milo…

by Web Team

  Hey there! My name is Milo. When I was 3 months old, I was abandoned in a backyard with no food or water. I was extremely malnourished, so thirsty, so hungry, and I nearly died. Luckily, I was rescued by a sweet woman from In Defense of Animals. She took great care of me […]


My name is Elliott…

by Web Team

  My name is Elliott and I‘m a Papillion. I was rescued off an interstate highway in Mississippi. It was so cold and raining and I was soaked, shivering, and scared. Some very kind people from IDA found me and wrapped me in a jacket and took me into a loving foster home. Finally I […]


Sampson and Delilah

by Web Team

  Hi all! Sampson and Delilah here (silly names, huh?). We were all alone, covered with fleas and so, so hungry when a very kind woman found us and called her friend who works for In Defense of Animals in Mississippi and asked her if she could help us. She came right over and took […]


Chai and Bamboo

by Web Team

Hello, my Name is Chai and he’s Bamboo. We’re elephants from the Woodland Park Zoo. Bamboo and I were moved from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City Zoo this year. We have been moved from one horrible zoo to another, which is shocking since almost everyone has said that they wanted us to […]


2 Protests for Elephants This Month in Oregon

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

**Oregon Activists**2 Protests for Elephants This Month (December 15th and 19th)**************************************************************************** Join the Protest at Opening of Elephant “Waste” Lands on Tuesday, December 15th This protest is sponsored by Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE) and IDA (In Defense of Animals) to counter the propaganda about the zoo’s new “Elephant Lands” exhibit, which we call […]


Shop to Support IDA

by Bob Price

  The Thanksgiving festivities are behind us. Just like that, Black-Friday is here, Cyber-Monday is right around the corner, and the holiday shopping season has officially begun. This year, beat the crowds at big box retail stores by shopping for holiday gifts online AND make a difference in the lives of animals at the same […]


Helpline Prevents Meltdown

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to the e-magazine, The Positive Animal, for introducing international animal lovers and advocates to IDA’s Animal Activist Helpline and for addressing the need to transform our activist “culture of martyrdom” to one of community care. Read more about it here. The Positive Animal provides stories, news and information about what positive techniques are […]