Archive for the ‘Marine Animals’ Category

In Defense Of Animals Celebrates Monumental Victory For Sea Lions

San Francisco, Calif. (November 24, 2010) – After a year of deliberation, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to block the National Marine Fisheries Service's killing of federally protected sea lions on the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. In Defense of Animals (IDA) and the Sea Lion Defense Brigade (SLDB) have campaigned against the state-sanctioned sea lion killing for more than three ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals To Protest At Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force Meeting Today

Wildlife advocates say sea lion lethal removal program is failing to protect salmon, and oppose decision to add many more native predators to “hit list.” Portland, Ore. (November 10, 2010) - In Defense of Animals (IDA) will hold a demonstration to save sea lions at noon today outside the Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center, in Portland. The demo will draw public scrutiny to the meeting of the ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Rebukes SeaWorld For Deadly Captive Breeding Programs And Public Display of Orcas

Following premature death of young orca Sumar, IDA renews call for government action San Rafael, Calif. (September 9, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today blasted SeaWorld for the death of Sumar, a young 12-year old male orca who lived a tragic and completely unnatural existence as a circus animal at SeaWorld in San Diego. A victim of SeaWorld’s ruthless and continuing attempts to breed ... Full story

In Defense of Animals In Oregon Appellate Court Today To Free Sea Lion “Willy”

IDA to argue that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) captured “Willy”below the Bonneville Dam without proper authority Salem Ore. (September 2, 2010) - A California sea lion held captive in Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas is unaware that his fate will be decided today in court. In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, will represent Willy at a 1:30 p.m. ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Praises OSHA Citation Of SeaWorld For Knowingly Endangering Human Lives

San Rafael, Calif. (August 25, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today praised the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for issuing three safety violations, including one classified as “willful,” to SeaWorld Orlando as a result of the death of Dawn Brancheau, a dolphin trainer killed at SeaWorld by Tilikum, a 17 foot male orca. “Orcas are apex predators who suffer intensely from the confinement ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Urges Public to Contact Obama to Reinstate Moratorium on All Off-Shore Drilling

San Rafael, Calif. – As more than 500,000 to one million gallons of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico daily killing untold numbers of wildlife and destroying critical habitat to sustain more than 400 species of marine-based animals, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is urging the public to demand that President Obama reinstate the moratorium on all off-shore drilling in U.S. “It is preposterous that ... Full story
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