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IDA’s Accomplishments For Animals In 2011
It’s Been A Good Year!

For Elephants In Captivity

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service slapped Cole Bros. Circus with huge fines for the illegal sale of endangered Asian elephants Tina and Jewel. IDA uncovered the sale in 2007 and filed the complaint that led to the action.
  • IDA filed multiple complaints with the USDA for Animal Welfare Act violations by the Cole Bros. Circus. The USDA filed formal charges against the circus this year.
  • We supported campaigns that achieved a ban on wild animals in circuses in Irvine, California, and a ban on bullhooks in Fulton County, Georgia and in Margate, Florida.
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced a new policy to virtually end circus-style handling and the use of bullhooks in zoos.
  • Outreach and education about elephants in zoos and in entertainment though grassroots leafleting in dozens of cities across the U.S. at theatres showing Water for Elephants, for the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos, and at the biggest circus protest ever of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Los Angeles that drew 500 attendees.

For Dogs And Cats Of South Korea

  • IDA supported South Korean activists during their anti-dog-eating days of summer (“Tears of Boknal”), and received worldwide media attention for our International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats.
  • Funded a large van for rescuing dogs and cats throughout South Korea.
  • We traveled to South Korea and met with the director and deputy director of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MIFAFF) to begin a dialogue regarding the illicit dog and cat meat trade. Also visited our allies and established connections with other animal-protection organizations.
  • We documented dog farms and the Moran Market with extensive undercover video and photos.
  • Rescued South Korean dogs and a cat who we'll spotlight as living symbols of a gruesome and illegal industry.

chimp chimpanzee ida africaFor Animals In Laboratories

  • IDA supplied thousands of pages of chimpanzee medical records, information and analysis to McClatchy Newspapers, which conducted its own independent investigation and published the most in-depth series ever reported on chimpanzees in experimentation.
  • Scientific American magazine called for a ban on chimpanzee experimentation, citing the McClatchy Special Report as a major reason for this groundbreaking development.
  • IDA submitted comments to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee determining the “necessity” of chimpanzees in experimentation. IDA blasted the conflict of interest of the then-Chair. Two weeks after IDA’s comments, the Chair stepped down, and was replaced by a bioethicist.
  • The IOM Committee report “largely echoed” the McClatchy series’ examination of the ethics and science of chimpanzee experimentation. IDA believes the IOM Report is the first step towards the end of chimpanzee experimentation.

For Wildlife

  • IDA has promoted immunocontraception (birth control) in place of killing deer and educated many municipalities about humane wildlife control.
  • After IDA notified city officials in Rockville, Maryland about the cruelty and ineffectiveness of hunting, and the existence of humane methods, the city voted to end plans to kill deer.
  • We continue to focus on stopping bow hunting in various locations, and opposing the use of hired sharp-shooters to kill deer at Binghamton University in NY.
  • IDA and our co-plaintiffs won an unprecedented victory when a federal judge refused to dismiss on legal technicalities our lawsuit to protect the wild horses at Twin Peaks. Our case is proceeding on the merits, with a hearing scheduled for February in Sacramento.

For Farmed Animals

  • IDA helped end the sale of live chickens at Farmers’ Markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Our World Go Vegan Week successfully encouraged dozens of pizza shops to offer vegan pizza.
  • Our foie gras campaign approached restaurants with an information packet and DVD asking them to remove foie gras from their menu, and organized protests to further encouraged the restaurants.
  • Outreach events throughout the year feature giveaways of free vegan food samples and literature to educate the public on the cruelty of factory farms and the benefits of a vegan diet.
  • Our expert MD answers your vegan health questions in our monthly Ask. Dr. Wilson eNews feature.

For Feral Cats

  • IDA trapped and neutered dozens of feral and stray cats, socialized many and found them good homes.
  • IDA built weatherproof feral cat feeding stations and sleeping shelters and relocated cats from dangerous environments.
  • IDA found foster homes for dozens of cats living outside including adoptable cats who were going to be euthanized for being FIV+, and provided emergency medical treatment for those in need.

For Companion Animals

  • Parma, Ohio became our latest Guardian City by changing their animal-related ordinances to read “guardian” instead of “owner”, joining 18 cities, 2 counties, and 1 state in this compassionate language shift.
  • When IDA learned that dog-killing "artist" Tom Otterness was set to receive $750,000 from the City of San Francisco for 59 bronze sculptures commissioned for the Central Subway's Moscone Station, we jumped into action. After IDA alerted them, thousands of California supporters made their grief and anger known, causing the project to be scrapped, and Otterness to be deprived of money and prestige he did not deserve.

As we approach the New Year, please accept our deep appreciation for your ongoing support. Please share the holiday spirit with the animals by making the most generous tax-deductible donation you can today. Help us do even more for animals in 2012!


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