International nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (“LCA”) has released an explosive undercover investigation that exposes the extreme abuse of laboratory animals at one of North America’s largest Contract Research Organizations. During a four-month period in 2016, an LCA investigator worked undercover at International Toxicology Research (ITR), a Canadian based facility that is hired by pharmaceutical, beauty, and wellness companies worldwide […]Read more ›
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In Defense of Animals has reacted with horror at news that the life of outwardly healthy elephant, Packy, has been cut short by Oregon Zoo. Earlier this week, In Defense of Animals and Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants exposed a leak of closed-door, lethal discussions about the elephant between the Oregon Zoo management and Metro Council. In Defense of Animals […]Read more ›
Immediately after the Physicians Committee brought public attention to the use of live animals in a Houston-area paramedic training program, the institutions responsible announced an end to the practice. Officials at Baylor College of Medicine and the Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) stated that human-based training methods have replaced the use of pigs and they “do not have any live […]Read more ›
This Friday, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day, and who doesn’t love penguins? They’re adorable, great swimmers and always ready for a black tie event. So in honor of them, here are five fun facts about the Little Penguins who call Philip Island in Victoria, Australia home. 1. What type of animal is a Little Penguin? A Little Penguin are […]Read more ›
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), American Society for Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), announced today they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tortoises and other endangered species. These actions support the mission of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (the Alliance), […]Read more ›
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the announcement by Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to close its animal shows from May, citing declines in ticket sales after earlier announcing a ‘mood shift’ among their consumers. After decades of exposing the cramped, barren conditions with long periods of time tied up and chained with no freedom of movement and a […]Read more ›
In Defense of Animals has released its respected annual list of the Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants for 2016, exposing the shocking hidden suffering of elephants in zoos in North America. The list reveals captivity-related deaths, abuse with weapons, grossly inadequate conditions, families ripped apart, elephants torn from Africa and shipped to US zoos, elephants forced to wash cars, and […]Read more ›