Demand USDA Animal Cruelty Transparency

by Nadia Schilling

  Force the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reveal how animal cruelty penalties are calculated. Six years ago, the USDA acknowledged it had created guidelines to calculate penalties for animal cruelty. This is an excellent step, but the Department has so far refused to provide information about these guidelines to members of the Senate […]


IDA Complaints Prompt Federal Investigation

by Deborah Robinson

IDA Confirms the USDA Is Investigating Notorious Elephant Abuser IDA’s efforts, and those of our supporters, on behalf of a long-suffering elephant named Nosey may be paying off! IDA has learned that Hugo Liebel, Nosey’s exhibitor, is again under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for ongoing violations of the Animal Welfare Act […]