Join Us in San Francisco for Fur Free Friday!

by Erica Calderon

  Let the World Know Fur is Cruel & Unnecessary on Friday, November 25, 2016 Everyone is invited to San Francisco’s annual Fur-Free Friday event, co-hosted by In Defense of Animals (IDA), Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Here’s your chance to join other concerned activists in handing […]


Maia and Guida Settling in Beautifully

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  South America’s First Elephant Sanctuary Welcomes Its First Residents Maia and Guida, who were forced to perform in the circus for close to 40 years in Brazil, are settling into the freedom of sanctuary life in beautiful ways since their arrival on October 11th. Truly a global endeavour, the Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSfE) […]


End Horse Slaughter Cruelty

by Bob Price

  Every year, over 150,000 American horses, both wild and domestic, are crossing the United States borders on both north and south sides to meet horrific deaths for their flesh. Please join with us to put pressure on the government to pass the SAFE Act. The SAFE Act will prohibit the slaughter of horses for […]


37 Baby Elephants Now Headed for Zoos in China

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this year in Zimbabwe, thirty-seven baby elephants were captured, stolen from their families,and brought to a holding facility in Hwange National Park. They have been sold to  zoos and safari parks in China, and are currently awaiting shipment. Two baby elephants have already died of starvation and neglect. Despite worldwide efforts to stop […]


Stop the Second Annual Massacre of Ann Arbor Deer

by Monique Balban

  The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan has ordinances which do not allow hunting within city limits and it clearly has admitted that it does not have a deer population problem, or a deer/vehicle accident problem, yet it intends to brutally butcher 100 innocent deer anyway. In fact, it has never even had an aerial […]


We Can Save Wild Horses and Burros!

by Bob Price

  Introduced in 2015 as H.R. 1942, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015, otherwise known as the SAFE Act, would prohibit the sale or transport of horses or other equines for the purposes of consumption. This bill, while co-sponsored by nearly 200 other lawmakers, is being blocked from a fair vote 18 months […]


End America’s Horse Slaughter Tragedy

by Bob Price

  Every single year over 150,000 wild horses and burros as well as domestic horses and donkeys are shipped over the American borders to face barbaric and horrific deaths in Mexico and Canada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and burros and their grazing lands, is letting the […]


We Need Your Help Today to Pass the SAFE Act

by Bob Price

Forty five years ago, our nation’s legislature signed into public law the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which states that, “…wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, harassment, and death.” But half a century later, under cover of a presidential election year, horses and burros are being plucked […]


Barcelona Considers Freeing Dolphins From Captivity

by Fleur Dawes

BARCELONA CONSIDERS FREEING DOLPHINS FROM CAPTIVITY 30,000 PEOPLE URGE CITY-WIDE DOLPHIN BAN IN DECEMBER Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (805) 836-0496 Fleur Dawes,, (415) 448-0048 Images: Barcelona, Spain (October 27, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has joined an international coalition urging the city of Barcelona, Spain, to ban dolphin captivity, and retire […]