This Little Dog Survived Domestic Violence

by Ilana Bollag

  Now He’s Helping In Defense of Animals! One fateful day in October 2009, Bruce Zeman received a call from Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center about a recently rescued dachshund. He had been beaten nearly to death by his former humans and was in urgent need of a home. Bruce and his wife Tami quickly […]


Rally Against Rodenticides

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us This Tuesday, April 5th in Sacramento, California Join IDA and Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) for an afternoon rally and lobbying day to oppose the use of dangerous rodenticides and support AB 2956 (Bloom) to ban the residential and commercial use of the most dangerous rat poisons that harm wildlife, pets, and kids. […]

First Justice for Animals Campaign Meeting Held!

by Ilana Bollag

In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign held its first regional meeting Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Madison, Mississippi. Attendees represented advocates from Grenada, Carroll, Madison, Hinds, and Rankin counties. Even an advocate from the state of Louisiana joined the meeting.   This campaign to change city and county ordinances emerged from the last […]


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 […]