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IDA Works to Prevent Lab Drownings

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An Unlucky Elephant Needs a Little Luck

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This month, IDA puts the spotlight on our 2014 #2 Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo.

Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies have long recognized the high incidence of repeated animal abuse in the early history of many of the most violent serial killers, serial rapists, and sexual homicide perpetuators

Animal Testing for Vegan Products?

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) recently advised Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Company to stop distributing its vegan products in Canada.

Ask Hawaii Tourism Authority to Save Cats from Massacre

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a pack of wild dogs running in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii on the island of Maui at night killing cats, chickens, and small dogs.

Baby Elephants Kidnapped in Zimbabwe

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In spite of a global outcry surrounding Zimbabwe's capture and export of approximately 80 baby elephants, the country's President Robert Mugumbe is not changing his mind.

Ban Carnivore Killing Contests in Sanders County, Montana

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Like an aggressive cancer, wildlife killing contests are spreading across the nation. These deplorable wildlife-slaughter events usually occur on publicly-owned land...

Bushmeat Travels: Ebola in a Suitcase

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Global wildlife trade contributes to the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.

Cancel Logan City Greyhound Race Track

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After much protest, Australian Racing Minister Bill Byrne has called for an immediate stop to the construction of a greyhound track in Logan City....

Demand Basic Fire Protection for Farmed Animals

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of farmed animals, locked in cages in massive industrial warehouses, suffer horrendous deaths in fires.

Demand Sanctuary Now!

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161 Rabbits Confiscated and Condemned to Die in Alabama

Demand Sanctuary for Seattle Zoo's Elephants

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This month we spotlight the Woodland Park Zoo, which earned IDA's Dishonorable Mention on our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list.

Dozens of Crows Suffer and Die in Portland

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On Wednesday, November 26, onlookers watched in horror as dozens of crows fell to the ground, convulsing, gasping, seizing, and dying on the downtown streets of Portland, Oregon.

End Sponsorship of Greyhound Racing's Australian Cup

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We recently informed you about the live baiting scandal in the Australian greyhound racing industry...

End the Suffering of Horses and Cows

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Live Animals Packed and Shipped to Russia for Slaughter

Kill the Funding that is Killing Greyhounds

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In October, Ireland's Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan announced in his 2015 budget speech that Ireland's Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund would receive an additional 6 million each year for the next three years.

Live Baiting is a Real Life Nightmare

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Recent events have thrown the Australian greyhound racing industry under the spotlight once again, except this time the light is far dimmer than before.

Live Horses and Cows from the U.S. Shipped to Russia for Slaught

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We know that American horses are being transported for slaughter across U.S. borders to Canada and Mexico.

Mass Wolf Killing by Mad Scientists

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It is well-known that oil and gas, and logging industries are causing habitat destruction and with that, the further decline of the already endangered woodland caribou in Alberta, Canada.

Maximum Sentence for Opossum Killer

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Authorities at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter recently arrested a Santa Cruz pizza restaurant employee who confessed to killing a baby opossum with bleach at the request of the restaurant owner's mother.

No Import Permit for Black Rhino Parts

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is currently reviewing at least two permit applications to allow importing black rhino trophies into the United States.

Oppose the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act

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The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015 (S. 405), introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), contains the same destructive provisions for wildlife, public lands, and non-consumptive users of wildlife..

Protect Jaguars and Ocelots in Arizona

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Join In Defense of Animals (IDA) in urging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to prevent the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona.

Reform Australia's Horse Racing Industry Now!

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Australia's largest thoroughbred race, the Melbourne Cup, was a scene of tragedy when two racehorses died shortly after completing the race.

Retire Elephants Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

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Contact Seattle's Mayor and City Council and Attend Council Meeting Thursday, October 23

Save Animals and the Earth

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Support the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's Recommendation to the USDA

Save Seattle Elephants from Tornado Alley

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Woodland Park Zoo Chooses Suffering over Sanctuary for Elephants, Bamboo and Chai

Seal Beach Sending Coyotes to the Gas Chambers

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The Seal Beach, California city council has decided that coyotes inhabiting the area must be killed and in the most cruel method possible.

Send a Valentine for the Elephants

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Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

Stop Deer Mismanagement at Tyler State Park in Pennsylvania

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For nearly 30 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been mismanaging urban deer. Every year in December and January, they turn the tranquil and historic Tyler State Park into a bloody killing field.

Stop Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter

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In February 2014, we asked you to oppose the slaughter of bison in America's oldest national park and you responded by the thousands.

Stop the Wolf Killing Frenzy in Wisconsin - Demand Emergency Pro

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Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has handed its wolf management to the wolf haters the trophy hunters and trappers, who have killed 92 wolves in six days, as of October 21.

Take Action to Save Monarchs and Lone Osprey in Oxford Lagoon

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Join IDA, Oxford Lagoon Neighbors, and activists in our fight to keep the remaining trees alive and standing in Oxford Lagoon. Due to dirty politics, developers fell over 600 of 650 old growth trees at Oxford Lagoon, an area designated as a bird sanctuary

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves

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Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.

Tell Oakland City Council to Stop Backyard Slaughter

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Please help IDA support vegan author and activist Colleen Patrick-Goudreau stop backyard slaughter in Oakland, California.

Tell Whole Foods to Stop Killing Bunnies!

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Americans are now eating less animal flesh than ever before. Yet both the livestock industry and many in the food industry are not happy about this turn of events and are advocating for Americans to not only eat more flesh, but to consume more species.

Tell the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to Mandate Specific

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On Friday, November 7, Kabibe, a 16-month old western lowland gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo was crushed to death when she sprinted underneath a closing hydraulic door that was not properly monitored nor equipped with basic automatic shut-off technology

Urgent: Appeal California's Foie Gras Ruling

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California's foie gras ban was overturned last Wednesday, January 7, by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and only recently in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain

Urgent: Protect Maui Cats

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A pack of feral dogs has been running wild in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii at night and killing feral cats, family pets, chickens, and other small dogs. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) claims they do not have the funding nor the staff to...

Zimbabwe Abducts Baby Elephants

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According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Hwange National Park visitors witnessed the capture of baby elephants by government helicopters and ground teams.