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National Park Service Continues its War on Animals

by Anja Heister

These days urban deer have too many enemies and too few friends. The consortium of those who mercilessly order urban deer to die sadly includes the National Park Service (NPS) at whose hands hundreds, perhaps even thousands of innocent deer have already been killed, with an increasing death toll yet to come. The most recent […]

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Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anja Heister, anja@idausa.org, 406-544-5727 Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate Berkeley, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, is praising Berkeley City Council’s decision not to move forward with a highly controversial plan to […]

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IDA Denounces Woodland Park Zoo’s Elephant Program Plan

by Nicole Meyer

Today, In Defense of Animals and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, a Seattle advocacy group, released the following joint news release denouncing the Zoo’s plan for its elephant program. IDA and Friends have long advocated for the humane retirement of Bamboo, Chai, and Watoto to a sanctuary. In response to increased criticism, the Zoo […]

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Record Turnout for Ringling Demo!

by Deborah Robinson

We want to give a big thanks to all of the IDA supporters who helped make our Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus protest on opening night in Brooklyn, NY, a raging success! Hundreds of advocates joined IDA and a coalition of animal protection, student, and political organizations to protest Ringling on February 20th, […]

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In Defense of Animals Granted Seizure Order to Rescue Seventeen Starving Horses

by Eric Phelps

Grenada, Miss. (February 25, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has been granted permission to act as agent of the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department in the seizure of a herd of seventeen starving Yalobusha County horses. The entire herd will be […]

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Animal Advocates To Protest Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Tonight

by Eric Phelps

Brooklyn, New York (February 20, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) and numerous other animal protection and political organizations are joining forces to protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on opening night at Barclays Center. Hundreds of protestors united last year for Ringling’s first performance at the Center, making it one of […]

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In Defense of Animals is Aiding Seventeen Starving Horses in Yalobusha County

by Eric Phelps

In Defense of Animals is Aiding Seventeen Starving Horses in Yalobusha County Grenada, Miss. (February 19, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, is seeking aid with its effort to save a herd of seventeen starving Yalobusha County horses. IDA learned the […]