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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]

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In Defense of Animals Slams Government Plans for Wild Horse Wipe-out

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS SLAMS GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR WILD HORSE WIPE-OUT Biggest horse slaughter in history will be funded by taxpayers CONTACT: Clare Read clare@idausa.org 541-362-8097 Fleur Dawes media@idausa.org +44 751-582-1141 Elko, Nevada (September 10, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has slammed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board […]

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Elephant Numbers Crash

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The results of the first ever continent-wide census on African elephant populations are in, and the numbers are alarming. Almost 30% of the Savannah elephant population was decimated in only seven years.  Now a new study has revealed that African forest elephants may become extinct sooner than previously believed; since 2002, the population has crashed by […]

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Tell Jerry Brown To Sign Orca Protection Act!

by Laura Bridgeman

The California Orca Protection Act is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown’s office, and he needs your encouragement to sign the bill! The act would ensure that no facility in California could ever breed an orca again. Earlier this year, SeaWorld pledged to stop its breeding program in light of public opposition – but […]

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Groupon: STOP Supporting Elephant Exploitation!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

IDA’s #8 Worst Zoo for Elephants: Monterey Zoo in Salinas, California Tell Groupon to stop supporting this sham of a sanctuary: Monterey Zoo’s Vision Quest Ranch in Salinas, California. Monterey Zoo and its Vision Quest Safari Bed and Breakfast in Salinas, California, is owned by Charlie Sammut, an exotic animal trainer. Although it claims to […]

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Victory! Elephants Protected from Brutal Bullhook Abuse in California

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB1062 into law to protect captive elephants from brutal bullhook abuse in California. In Defense of Animals supporters in California helped bring this crucial legislation to the Governor’s desk by making your voices heard through your many phone calls and letters. Senator Ricardo Lara first introduced […]

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Campaigners Rejoice – Bullhooks Banned

by Fleur Dawes

CAMPAIGNERS REJOICE AS BARBARIC ELEPHANT BULLHOOKS ARE BANNED FROM CALIFORNIA   Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB1062 Into Law, Protecting Elephants from Brutal Bullhook Abuse CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (+1) 805-836-0496 Sacramento, CA (August 30, 2016) – California-based international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, has welcomed new legislation to prohibit the use of brutal bullhooks […]

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Desert Elephants Share Knowledge to Survive Harsh Environments

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Elephants are uniquely intelligent, social, sensitive animals. A new study out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has illuminated these qualities and also revealed incredible details about elephants’ extraordinary adaptability. Researchers have found that, despite differences in behavior and appearance, Namibian desert elephants and African savanna elephants share the same DNA. This implies […]

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Today is World Elephant Day!

by Caroline Saxon

  The Many Faces of Elephant Suffering Around the World Today, on World Elephant Day, we honor the majesty and magic of elephants around the world. We strengthen our resolve and commitment to protect them at the hands of human beings- their most dangerous threat. Elephants are astonishing. Earth’s largest land mammals are intelligent, socially […]