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
- Friday, July 16, 2010, 20:14
- Animal Experimentation, In the News
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NEWCASTLE, OK – A truck full of monkeys made a stop here in Oklahoma. They came from New Jersey after spending time in a research lab where they were allegedly used for the testing of toxic chemicals. The pharmaceutical company where they were living went out of business and an international animal protection organization called In Defense Of Animals went to work finding the long-tailed ... Full story
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:43
- Breaking News, Elephants
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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 confine them in inadequate and unnatural zoo displays ... Full story
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 12:54
- Breaking News, Marine Animals, Marine Mammals
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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
- Friday, June 4, 2010, 12:34
- Breaking News
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San Rafael, Calif. (June 4, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) has appointed Scotlund Haisley as its new president. Haisley will lead the international animal protection organization in its mission to protect animals' rights, welfare, and habitat through education, outreach, and hands-on rescue.
“Scotlund Haisley has been a dynamic force in the animal protection world for more than 20 years, and brings an impressive variety ... Full story