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Captive Orca Update

by Melissa Gonzalez

SeaWorld’s Excuses for Orca Entertainment Are a Complete Flop Earlier this month, IDA attended a roundtable discussion in San Diego where SeaWorld defended their captive orca programs and attempted to regain public trust. SeaWorld has been under fire ever since Tillikum, an adult male orca, killed a third person and the movie, Blackfish, heavily promoted […]

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What is Vegan Spirituality?

by Judy Carman

How can it help activists and animals? Is Spirituality a Part of Your Life? As an animal advocate, how would you react if asked, “Are you a spiritual person?” Some of you may have an immediate knee-jerk reaction against the word “spirituality,” which often brings to mind religion and churches. Most places of worship, as […]

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Compassion Fatigue

by Deborah Brister

Do you know someone (perhaps yourself) who has suddenly awakened to the reality of animal exploitation and abuse in the meat, dairy, clothing, cosmetics, or entertainment industry? It is wonderful to observe these people as their internal light bulbs turn on; they vigorously work on the front lines of animal rescue, attend animal rights events, […]

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Bill to Ban Dog and Cat Meat Consumption Fails in Hawaii

by Robin Dorman

Senate Bill 2026, which would have protected dogs and cats, was defeated on April 23rd in the Hawaiian Legislature. Earlier this year, Hawaiian State Senate Committee Chair, Senator Clayton Hee (with HSUS Hawaii) introduced Bill 2026, which would have made the slaughter or trafficking of dogs or cats for human consumption illegal. The bill was […]

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The Most Innocent Victims

by IDA India

One type of rescue IDA India makes very often is of the small Spitz/Pomeranian dogs who are frequently abandoned and always in trouble on the roads of Mumbai. As these dogs are a popular breed and quite cheap to buy in India, many people actually do buy them. Many times after purchase, the dogs are […]

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Department of Defense invests in innovative non-animal technology

by Barbara Stagno

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded $24 million in September for the development of simulated miniature human organs that would be used to develop countermeasure against bio-threats, such as chemical weapons or infectious disease outbreaks. The funding, awarded to five U.S. institutions, on behalf of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is part of an […]

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Judges Hear Appeal in IDA Wild Horse Roundup Lawsuit

by Webmaster

For the first time in history, on August 29, the Ninth Circuit Court in Pasadena, CA, heard arguments about whether a wild horse and burro roundup was consistent with the federal Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The roundup took place in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada) in […]