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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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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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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 […]