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Want to Save Trees? Save the Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

In a groundbreaking study, researchers at the University of Florida demonstrated a monumental link between the dramatic decline of elephant populations and the local extinction of dominant tree species. They found that Asian elephants and other large-bodied, seed-eating mammals, play a vital role in seed dispersion in dominant tree species in Thailand. Thus, elephants not […]

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In Defense of Animals Calls for Improved Equipment and Safety Procedures in the Wake of a Baby Gorilla’s Death at the San Francisco Zoo

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Phelps, (503) 664-0001, eric@idausa.org In Defense of Animals Calls for Improved Equipment and Safety Procedures in the Wake of a Baby Gorilla’s Death at the San Francisco Zoo San Rafael, Calif. (November 17, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, is calling on […]

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In Defense of Animals Files Federal Complaint in Death of Wildlife Safari Elephant

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., 805-836-0496, toni@idausa.org In Defense of Animals Files Federal Complaint in Death of Wildlife Safari Elephant What Killed Alice the Elephant – Was it a Car Wash or Captivity? San Rafael, Calif. (November 6, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department […]

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$2,500 Reward Offered In Cat Cruelty Case Cat Shot With Hunting Arrow

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Phelps, 503-754-0977, eric@idausa.org $2,500 Reward Offered In Cat Cruelty Case Cat shot with hunting arrow Saginaw, Mich. (September 25, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with more than 150,000 supporters, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of […]

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Grenada County Horses Rescued from Certain Death

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grenada County Horses Rescued from Certain Death Contact: Doll Stanley, 662-809-4483, doll@idausa.org Grenada, Miss. (September 18, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Grenada, Mississippi, rescued eight severely emaciated horses in Grenada County on Tuesday. HAS received a report of […]

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Trapped Animals Represented

by Web Team

Lawsuit Filed Against the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission Recently, we told you about an exciting lawsuit that has been filed by two courageous Nevada residents, Mark Smith and Don Molde, against the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners. The lawsuit argues that these officials have failed to protect so-called “non-target” animals, including wild and companion […]

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In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In ‘Bust-A-Poacher’ Program

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Anja Heister, In Defense of Animals, (406) 544-5727, anja@idausa.org Lane Ferrante, Deer Defenders, (216) 640-7934, deerdefenders@aol.com In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,000 Reward In ‘Bust-A-Poacher’ Program Cleveland, Ohio (August 12, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with more than 200,000 supporters, is offering a reward […]

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Join IDA to Protest Ringling Bros. Circus’ Abuse of Elephants

by Web Team

The tide is turning against businesses that seek to profit from animal suffering, like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose business model and brand are entrenched with abuse and exploitation of animals. In Ringling’s case, beating, abusing, and intimidating elephants is of paramount importance because it’s the only way elephants will perform the […]