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39 Days of Rescue – Happy

by Bob Price

  I’m Happy! Sadly though, I am not really happy at all! I live all alone at the Bronx Zoo in New York. I have helped scientific understanding of my kind by proving that I could recognize myself in a mirror, yet I am still here, living in the cold winters and missing the companionship […]

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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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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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Ringling Ends Use of Elephants in Its Circuses

by Caroline Saxon

  Must a New Show Go On? Ringling Bros. announced that its performing elephants will “retire” this May to a “conservation” center 18 months earlier than planned. In its announcement, Ringling Bros., and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, are parading around the buzzwords “conservation” and “retirement” like a new trick-pony. Of course we are greatly […]

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Elephants Unchained from Circuses in India

by Caroline Saxon

  Mia and Sita are two 50 year old female elephants who have spent most of their lives abused and in chains as part of an Indian circus in Tiruvannamalai. But, after a 1300 mile trek in an “elephant ambulance” across the country to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, their lives of chains and […]

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Victory – West Hollywood,CA, Bans Wild/Exotic Animal Displays

by Webmaster

On Monday night, Sept. 16, with IDA in attendance and addressing their Mayor and City Council, West Hollywood, CA proved once again that there is room for compassion in politics. The Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial display and performances of wild and exotic animals. This important ordinance was initiated by council members Jeffrey […]