nosey image 2_with permission from Deb Robinson

Help Nosey Escape the Circus!

by Nicole Meyer

IDA has two new “Breaking News” items featured on that just by chance have a common thread (besides the fact they’re about elephants), and that’s the African nation of Zimbabwe. We reported on an elephant named Nosey, who was traumatically torn from her family and shipped to the U.S. before she was even two […]

International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos is a Mammoth Success!

by Nicole Meyer

This year’s International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) was a huge success, featuring events in 34 cities in 7 countries and our first-ever virtual protest that used social networking technology to circulate nearly 10,000 messages about how elephants suffer and die prematurely in zoos.On Saturday, dedicated activists organized and attended demonstrations that […]


by Nicole Meyer

Saturday is the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos, when activists around the world will be sending a message that elephants just don’t belong in cramped, unnatural displays that shorten their lives by decades. This year, everyone can help the elephants, no matter where you live, by participating in our first-ever virtual demonstration […]

International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos Special Alert!

by Nicole Meyer

Justice for Queenie: Tell the USDA It’s Time to Protect Elephant Welfare Instead of Zoos’ Interests The International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) takes place this Saturday, with more than 30 events in five countries. You can help the elephants, even if you don’t live near a zoo, by sending a message […]

New Celebrity Supporters Join IDA’s 
International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on June 19th

by Nicole Meyer

“…When I see an elephant in a zoo, swaying back and force in a tiny space, I don’t learn anything other than this is no way to treat Earth’s largest land mammals. This is not education. This is not conservation. These animals are happiest and healthiest when they are in the wild. Please support IDA’s […]

Stop Zimbabwe From Selling Baby Elephants to North Korea

by Nicole Meyer

Two wild caught eighteen-month-old baby elephants will be sent from Zimbabwe to North Korea, as part of a sale that includes a variety of wildlife, including pairs of giraffe, zebra, antelope, hyenas, monkeys and birds. News sources are also reporting that as many as five other countries, including Japan and Mozambique, are requesting similar purchases […]


by Nicole Meyer

We are very pleased to report that proposals by Tanzania and Zambia that would have allowed one-off sales of ivory and weakened protections for elephants were defeated today at the 175-nation Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Tanzania and Zambia were seeking to sell […]

Stop the Slaughter of Elephants for Ivory Urge U.S. government to oppose ivory sale at upcoming CITES meeting

by Nicole Meyer

On March 13, 2010, delegates from 175 countries will take part in the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Amongst dozens of proposals concerning imperiled species worldwide, they’ll be considering dangerous petitions from Tanzania and Zambia to sell […]


Dorothy’s Photo

by Christy Griffin

It is with rapt fascination that a photograph of a deceased chimpanzee being visibly mourned by dozens of chimpanzees looking on as the body is being wheeled for burial has transfixed viewers across the internet, on television, and in countless publications, with its soul-piercing sadness.