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Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants List Released

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

This past Monday, IDA released our Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants 2014 list to great and immediate media attention. We are so intensely grateful for all the interest this list has generated and we’re looking forward to using this momentum to help these long-suffering elephants at these worst zoos across North America. Practically all the […]

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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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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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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 […]