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 […]


Take Action to STOP the Wild Horse Wipeout!

by Web Team

  The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board has recommended that the BLM kill over 44,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities across the U.S. We cannot let that happen. Please act urgently to ensure the biggest horse slaughter in history does not go ahead. The BLM has mis-managed public […]


California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: 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 […]


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.,, (+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 […]


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 […]


A Quest to Save the Soul of the Ocean

by Bob Price

  For many years, In Defense of Animals has blazed a trail – identifying, exposing, and campaigning to make a better life for elephants confined and abused in circuses and zoos – and protecting them in the wild. Most recently, we helped to end the Ringling Bros Circus’ incessant transport of elephants and the cruel […]


Empty the Tanks, Global Day of Protest

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Mark your calendars – Saturday, May 7 is the next Empty the Tanks, an annual day of international protest against dolphin and whale captivity! If you are one of the growing number of people who know that all dolphins and whales deserve to be free, then we encourage you to attend your nearest event. […]


10,000 Demand Justice for Wild Horses

by Fleur Dawes

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: (415) 448 0048 10,000 Demand Justice for Colorado Wild Horses Illegally Slaughtered by Rancher – Colorado rancher sold over 1,700 wild horses for slaughter in Mexico – Government agency BLM spent $140,000 of taxpayer money to transport horses – 10,275 people so far have called on the Attorney General […]


Rally Against Rodenticides

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us This Tuesday, April 5th in Sacramento, California Join IDA and Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) for an afternoon rally and lobbying day to oppose the use of dangerous rodenticides and support AB 2956 (Bloom) to ban the residential and commercial use of the most dangerous rat poisons that harm wildlife, pets, and kids. […]


Protect All Precious Wildlife from Torturous Deaths by Poison!

by Tiphani Davis

  When people or businesses are unwilling to co-exist with rodents, or research methods of reducing their numbers humanely, they often, carelessly use poisons in bait boxes. However, this rampant and ignorant dispersal of poisons means that almost every kind of wild animal is liable to suffer and becomes another of the unintended victims. When […]