Hi everyone! My name is Dally.

by Web Team

  Hi everyone! My name is Dally. I was saved by my friends at In Defense of Animals when I was just a little pup. I lived at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi for several years while I waited to find my forever family. One day, a miracle happened. A nice man saw my picture, […]


My name is Kimbang

by IDA Africa

  My name is Kimbang and I was rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa in late December of 2014. Just after Christmas, Cameroon authorities brought me, captive in a small wooden box, to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. Police had picked up the box, with me inside, after it was discarded in the street […]


John, George, Paul and Ringo

by Web Team

Hi all! We’re John, George, Paul and Ringo – the Fab Four! Sorry, we can’t look up…we’re busy gobbling our delicious yummy lunch! We’re a bunch of stray cats who were brought to our In Defense of Animals India shelter from various parts of Mumbai , India. All of us suffered from injuries of different […]


Compassion for All

by Bob Price

  Albert Einstein once said, “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Each day this month on social media and on our website we will be highlighting and sharing rescue and advocacy stories of […]

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Hi! My name is Riley…

by Web Team

  Hi! My name is Riley. I was rescued from a factory farm sow stall when I was just a few days old. When I was found, I was being crushed in a crowded metal cage. I was very sick and weak and could barely stand up. But thanks to my mum and her friends […]


Hi, I’m Lily…

by Web Team

  Hi, I’m Lily. For the longest time, I had been neglected and all but forgotten, tethered by a short rope to a utility pole, slowly starving with nothing within reach to eat but old hay that had been spoiled by mildew. (Yuck!) Somehow, when I was walking around desperately looking for something to eat, […]


Hi I’m Lucy…

by Web Team

  Hi! I’m Lucy the elephant. Even though I am from the warm tropical climate of Sri Lanka in Asia, I have been living in the cold winter climate of Alberta, Canada since I was just two years old. I am so cold all the time, and I don’t have any elephant companions around me. […]


Crimes of Compassion

by Lisa Levinson

  According to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Canada, compassion is a crime. Co-founder and co-organizer of Toronto Pig Save Anita Krajnc was charged with mischief under the Criminal Code for giving water to dehydrated pigs who were in a Van Boekel Hog Farms slaughterhouse transportation truck while stopped en route to […]

IDA India Blog

Introducing Compassionate Children’s Club

by Naina Athale

  A major goal at IDA India is always to help the next generation become kind and compassionate, and so our staff created the “Compassionate Children’s Club” to instill in children sensitivity and consideration for animals, as well as interest in the cause of animal welfare. We are busy preparing easy-to-perform and enjoyable activities like […]