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

by Melissa Gonzalez

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 […]

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A Tribute to Farley Mowat

by Eric Phelps

A Tribute to Farley Mowat Few conservationists have helped change our view of wild animals as fellow beings, increased our concern and propelled us into action to protect entire ecosystems, including their terrestrial and marine inhabitants, as Farley Mowat has done. Sadly, as his life came to an end on May 6, we can only […]

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Convictions in Two Horrific Animal Cruelty Cases Overshadowed by Court’s Sentencing Limits

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doll Stanley, 662-809-4483, doll@idausa.org Convictions in Two Horrific Animal Cruelty Cases Overshadowed by Court’s Sentencing Limits  Grenada, Miss. (April 21, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, won convictions last week in two horrific animal cruelty investigations. On […]

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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, […]