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, 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Make Helping Elephants Your New Year’s Resolution

by Nicole Meyer

Resolve to Take Action for Elephants in 2014! IDA’s Elephant Protection Campaign is jumping into the New Year with new and improved ways for you to help elephants in captivity. Join IDA’s Elephant Task Force We’re hitting the ground running in 2014 with the launch of our revamped Elephant Task Force. It’s an exciting opportunity […]


IDA Complaints Prompt Federal Investigation

by Deborah Robinson

IDA Confirms the USDA Is Investigating Notorious Elephant Abuser IDA’s efforts, and those of our supporters, on behalf of a long-suffering elephant named Nosey may be paying off! IDA has learned that Hugo Liebel, Nosey’s exhibitor, is again under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for ongoing violations of the Animal Welfare Act […]