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A Tribute to Farley Mowat

by Eric Phelps

A Tribute to Farley Mowat Few conservationists have helped change our view of wild animals as fellow beings, increased our concern and propelled us into action to protect entire ecosystems, including their terrestrial and marine inhabitants, as Farley Mowat has done. Sadly, as his life came to an end on May 6, we can only […]

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Convictions in Two Horrific Animal Cruelty Cases Overshadowed by Court’s Sentencing Limits

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doll Stanley, 662-809-4483, doll@idausa.org Convictions in Two Horrific Animal Cruelty Cases Overshadowed by Court’s Sentencing Limits  Grenada, Miss. (April 21, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, won convictions last week in two horrific animal cruelty investigations. On […]

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Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anja Heister, anja@idausa.org, 406-544-5727 Berkeley Council Vote on “Squirrelgate” Saves Animals from Lethal Fate Berkeley, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, is praising Berkeley City Council’s decision not to move forward with a highly controversial plan to […]

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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, […]

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In Defense of Animals Granted Seizure Order to Rescue Seventeen Starving Horses

by Eric Phelps

Grenada, Miss. (February 25, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has been granted permission to act as agent of the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department in the seizure of a herd of seventeen starving Yalobusha County horses. The entire herd will be […]

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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 […]