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Mother and Daughter Die at Vancouver Aquarium

by Fleur Dawes

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DIE AT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM More Misery at Second Worst Aquarium in Canada CONTACT: Fleur Dawes, fleur@idausa.org, +44 (0) 751-582-1141; Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGES: http://bit.ly/DeadBelugasVA VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4C2NcMyJIms (all calves and mothers since dead) Vancouver, Canada (November 26, 2016) – Aurora, 29, witnessed the death of her daughter, Qila, 21, at Vancouver Aquarium […]

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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., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Fleur Dawes, media@idausa.org, (415) 448-0048 Images: http://bit.ly/BarcelonaDolphins 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 […]

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IDA Slams Plans to Ship 100 Wild African Elephants to Chinese Zoos

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS SLAMS PLANS TO SHIP 100 WILD AFRICAN ELEPHANTS TO CHINA Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, 805-836-0496 San Rafael, California (September 29, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has blasted Zimbabwe’s plans to sell live baby elephants to China, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The national parks authority has already captured 40 […]

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Victory in California for Orcas!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Tuesday was a historic day for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, an act designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca captivity in California. The bill, originally introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom in 2014 and reintroduced last spring after undergoing several changes, represents […]

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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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Pennsylvania Fair Cancels Pig Terror Event

by Fleur Dawes

PENNSYLVANIA FAIR CANCELS PIG TERROR EVENT Positive Step for Animals and Local Who Campaigns to Protect Them Contact: Lisa Levinson, media@idausa.org, 215-620-2130 Video: https://youtu.be/nJBEfhj_cWM Ephrata, Pennsylvania (August 31, 2016) – International animal protection organization In Defense of Animals is celebrating a big step forward for animals in Pennsylvania with a local activist leading the campaign […]

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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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It’s an Outback Outrage

by Bob Price

  Every year in Australia, more than FIVE MILLION kangaroos, wallabies, and baby joeys are hunted down and brutally murdered to satisfy our hunger for steaks and burgers, shoes and belts. We have got to stop this profit-hungry industry from spiraling further out of control! And it starts with saving one hundred kangaroos and their […]

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Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]

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Swimming in Shame

by Bob Price

  Just as In Defense of Animals has raised awareness and championed the plight of elephants suffering in captivity with our annual list of Ten Worst Zoos, we are now pleased to be able to take a similarly strong action for whales and dolphins. We are excited to announce our first ever listing of the […]