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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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39 Days of rescue – Moabi

by Bob Price

I’m Moabi! When I was less than two years, old poachers ruthlessly murdered my mother right before my eyes!  I was just a baby, but was struck in the head with a machete, most likely the very same one that was used to butcher my mother,  fracturing my skull just above my left eye. I […]

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We Can Save Wild Horses and Burros!

by Bob Price

  Introduced in 2015 as H.R. 1942, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015, otherwise known as the SAFE Act, would prohibit the sale or transport of horses or other equines for the purposes of consumption. This bill, while co-sponsored by nearly 200 other lawmakers, is being blocked from a fair vote 18 months […]

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End America’s Horse Slaughter Tragedy

by Bob Price

  Every single year over 150,000 wild horses and burros as well as domestic horses and donkeys are shipped over the American borders to face barbaric and horrific deaths in Mexico and Canada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and burros and their grazing lands, is letting the […]

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We Need Your Help Today to Pass the SAFE Act

by Bob Price

Forty five years ago, our nation’s legislature signed into public law the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which states that, “…wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, harassment, and death.” But half a century later, under cover of a presidential election year, horses and burros are being plucked […]

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Philadelphia Vegan Thanksgiving to Celebrate All Animals

by Fleur Dawes

PHILADELPHIA VEGAN THANKSGIVING EVENT TO CELEBRATE ALL ANIMALS CONTACT: Lisa Levinson, lisa@idausa.org, 215-620-2130 IMAGES: http://bit.ly/PAthanksgiving Philadelphia, PA – On Thanksgiving Day, international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals, Public Eye: Artists for Animals, and the Vegan Spirituality Group of Philadelphia will host their 7th annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck, where vegans and vegetarians meet others […]

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Barcelona Considers Freeing Dolphins From Captivity

by Fleur Dawes

BARCELONA CONSIDERS FREEING DOLPHINS FROM CAPTIVITY 30,000 PEOPLE URGE CITY-WIDE DOLPHIN BAN IN DECEMBER Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Fleur Dawes, media@idausa.org, (415) 448-0048 Images: http://bit.ly/BarcelonaDolphins Barcelona, Spain (October 27, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has joined an international coalition urging the city of Barcelona, Spain, to ban dolphin captivity, and retire […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq 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 […]