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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”: Grabs #3 Position

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., (805) 836-0496, toni@idausa.org Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”: Grabs #3 Position San Rafael, Calif. (January 12, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst […]

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Wildlife Safari Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”: Grabs #7 Position

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., (805) 836-0496, toni@idausa.org Wildlife Safari Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”: Grabs #7 Position San Rafael, Calif. (January 12, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for […]

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Woodland Park Zoo Earns Dishonorable Mention In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., (805) 836-0496, toni@idausa.org Woodland Park Zoo Earns Dishonorable Mention On In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” San Rafael, Calif. (January 12, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for […]

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San Antonio Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” – Makes Second Spot

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., (805) 836-0496, toni@idausa.org San Antonio Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2014 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” – Makes Second Spot San Rafael, Calif. (January 12, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]