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Save Wolf Pups from Aerial Gunning

by Web Team

  The state of Washington is gunning down and wiping out one of its native wolf packs in the Northeast. There are only roughly 100 wolves remaining in the entire state. Pups and adults alike are being killed indiscriminately to line the pockets of a select few, at public expense. Speak up now to stop […]

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UPDATE on BLM’s Plans to Kill and Experiment on Wild Horses

by Clare Read

  Last week, U.S. government agency, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), finally backed down on its gruesome and dangerous plan to conduct sterilization experiments on over 200 wild mares at a facility in Hines, Oregon. It would have been a great victory for the horses and all the caring people like you who acted […]

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20 Dolphins Killed During First Slaughter of 2016 in Taiji

by Laura Bridgeman

The bloody dolphin hunting season in has begun again in Taiji, Japan. September 9 saw the first slaughter of the season, which lasts every year from September to March. An estimated 20 dolphins were killed after they attempted to escape their tormentors, who corralled them with speedboats into a cove made infamous by the Oscar […]

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Victory in California for Orcas!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Tuesday was a historic day for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, an act designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca captivity in California. The bill, originally introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom in 2014 and reintroduced last spring after undergoing several changes, represents […]

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March Against Extinction with Us on September 24!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  The coordinated march will raise awareness of the urgent need for action to protect elephants and rhinos against the illegal wildlife trade. Last year more than 130 cities around the world participated. The timing of this year’s march is crucial. It takes place on the first day of the Convention on International Trade in […]

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Take Action to STOP the Wild Horse Wipeout!

by Web Team

  The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board has recommended that the BLM kill over 44,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities across the U.S. We cannot let that happen. Please act urgently to ensure the biggest horse slaughter in history does not go ahead. The BLM has mis-managed public […]

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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]

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In Defense of Animals Slams Government Plans for Wild Horse Wipe-out

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS SLAMS GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR WILD HORSE WIPE-OUT Biggest horse slaughter in history will be funded by taxpayers CONTACT: Clare Read clare@idausa.org 541-362-8097 Fleur Dawes media@idausa.org +44 751-582-1141 Elko, Nevada (September 10, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has slammed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board […]

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Elephant Numbers Crash

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The results of the first ever continent-wide census on African elephant populations are in, and the numbers are alarming. Almost 30% of the Savannah elephant population was decimated in only seven years.  Now a new study has revealed that African forest elephants may become extinct sooner than previously believed; since 2002, the population has crashed by […]

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Tell Jerry Brown To Sign Orca Protection Act!

by Laura Bridgeman

The California Orca Protection Act is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown’s office, and he needs your encouragement to sign the bill! The act would ensure that no facility in California could ever breed an orca again. Earlier this year, SeaWorld pledged to stop its breeding program in light of public opposition – but […]