Great News for African Elephants!

by Laura Bridgeman

Twenty-nine African nations seeking to stop the devastating losses of elephants to poachers have successfully stopped a proposal that, if passed, would have ignited the resumption of international trade in elephant ivory. This victory for elephants is happening at the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Conference of […]


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 […]


A Quest to Save the Soul of the Ocean

by Bob Price

  For many years, In Defense of Animals has blazed a trail – identifying, exposing, and campaigning to make a better life for elephants confined and abused in circuses and zoos – and protecting them in the wild. Most recently, we helped to end the Ringling Bros Circus’ incessant transport of elephants and the cruel […]


Fur Free Friday 2015

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals (IDA), other organizations, and grassroots activists united for Fur Free Friday protests on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. A tradition that began twenty-nine years ago has grown into the world’s largest annual animal rights demonstration. Animal advocates urged consumers to shop cruelty-free by avoiding fur and fur-trimmed items as […]

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Triple Hitter Fur Free Friday in Los Angeles

by Lisa Levinson

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Glendale on Friday, November 27 Join IDA, PeTA, Last Chance for Animals, Direct Action Everywhere, and Animal Defenders International for three consecutive Fur-Free Friday protests at malls and shopping areas all over Los Angeles this year. Let’s turn Black Friday into Fur-Free Friday, the Biggest Vegan Shopping Day! Please encourage everyone […]


Fur Farming Ruled to End in the Netherlands by 2024

by Ryan Murphy

  On November 10, 2015, the Dutch court ruled in favor of a country wide fur farming ban which was previously overturned in 2014. This is a great success story for mink in the future because nearly six million mink are killed every year in the Netherlands alone. However, heartless fur farmers are still unwilling […]

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Illinois Legalizes Bobcat Trapping

by Jessica Beaudry

  Last month, we asked our Illinois supporters to speak out against Bill 352, which proposed to reinstate an annual bobcat trapping and hunting season within the state after years of protection. Despite massive public objection, (with an estimated 75 percent of voters against this legislation) and thousands of phone calls and letters, we regret […]