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Did you miss AR 2011 in LA this year? Don’t worry! We’re here for you with a recap.

The IDA Team & Table!

The IDA Team & Table!

The Animal Rights 2011 National Conference, the world’s largest and oldest animal rights gathering, was held July 21 – 25 in Los Angeles, California at the Westin LAX Hotel. This annual conference sponsored by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and co-sponsored by In Defense of Animals (IDA) offered sessions on combating animal abuse, organizing, tactics, animal protection issues, and key campaigns. IDA enlightened newcomers and seasoned activists about our programs through extensive participation on panels. Our table in the main hall was brimming with information on IDA campaigns, plus fun t-shirts, buttons,[...]

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Worldwide Demonstrations Mark Second Annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on Saturday

In Defense of Animals challenges zoos to use science, not emotion, in controversial elephant debate San Rafael, Calif. – On its second annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is challenging zoos to embrace the latest science that clearly identifies what elephants need to thrive, rather than continue to [...]
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New Celebrity Supporters Join IDA’s 
International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on June 19th

“…When I see an elephant in a zoo, swaying back and force in a tiny space, I don’t learn anything other than this is no way to treat Earth’s largest land mammals. This is not education. This is not conservation. These animals are happiest and healthiest when they are in [...] Read More »
Posted by Catherine Doyle | Dec.31.1969

IDA’s Renewed Vision – Tear Down The Cages!

Throughout my 20 years in the animal protection field I have admired the work of In Defense of Animals, and I’m truly honored to accept the position of President of this esteemed organization. I feel very fortunate to have inherited a solid foundation created by Dr. Elliot Katz, and look forward to building on this [...] Read More »
Posted by Scotlund Haisley | Dec.31.1969

SeaWorld Tragedies Continue As Female Killer Whale Dies While Giving Birth to Stillborn Calf

IDA is deeply saddened by the death of Taima, a long-suffering 20-year-old captive killer whale who died prematurely and unnaturally while giving birth to her stillborn calf yesterday at SeaWorld in Orlando. Her life was as upsetting as her death. Captive breeding of killer whales by SeaWorld or other commercial aquaria does not contribute to meaningful [...] Read More »
Posted by Melissa Gonzalez | Dec.31.1969

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Taima, SeaWorld Orlando orca, dies giving birth to stillborn calf fathered by Tilikum

Taima, a 20-year-old orca at SeaWorld Orlando, died Sunday at the park while in labor with a stillborn calf. Taima’s calf was fathered by Tilikum, the orca who killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in February. Dr. Chris Dold, SeaWorld’s vice president of veterinary services, told the Orlando Sentinel that the calf was in an unusual position in [...]
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IDA's Project Hope sanctuary in Mississippi works 24 hours a day to rescue, spay/neuter, and find homes for animals of all species. Early in 2010, Project Hope’s Director, Doll Stanley, led an effort to save 60 dogs rescued from a Mississippi hoarder. Now, less than two months later, we have a very happy ending.

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