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June 9, 2011

Jorja FoxCSI's Jorja Fox Endorses IDA's International Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos - This Saturday!

Saturday June 11, activists in at least 27 cities in five countries will come together for the third annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ), with outreach events and demos to send the message that it’s wrong to keep elephants in small zoo displays where these magnificent animals suffer and die prematurely.

IDA is delighted to announce that CSI’s Jorja Fox has joined the legendary Lily Tomlin and stage and film actor Mariana Tosca in endorsing IDAEZ. In addition to being a great actor, Jorja is a dedicated advocate for animals who offers these inspiring words:

“We need to put the focus where it belongs – on protecting elephants in their natural habitats – and stop wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on artificial zoo displays that will never meet their needs. Instead of cruel confinement and domination, let's offer sanctuary, peace, compassion and hope. It's up to each and every one of us to take a stand for the elephants now in order to ensure their welfare in captivity and their continued existence on this planet.” 

This year IDA is also offering a surprise action that everyone can participate in to help the elephants – but you’ll have to keep checking IDA’s Elephant Blog for more information. You don’t want to miss this special day of action, when advocates around the world will unite to end the suffering of elephants in zoos. Click here for a list of scheduled events. For more information, visit our IDAEZ page or email

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BLM photoAP Story Spotlights IDA's Fight For Wild Horses

IDA's legal challenge to the U.S. government's "management" of wild horses received extensive exposure in an Associated Press story by Scott Sonner that ran in newspapers around the country this week. Click here to read the story in the San Francisco Chronicle, then please post your own comments!

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MyPlate government food guide replaces Food PyramidUSDA And Surgeon General Replace "Food Pyramid" With Veg-friendly "MyPlate"

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Surgeon General unveiled a new food guide, MyPlate, that will replace the Food Pyramid, the standard nutrition guide since 1992. First Lady Michelle Obama, a champion of healthy eating, spoke at the Agriculture Department in Washington DC to introduce the new, more visual guide.

The innovative plate shows four portions with vegetables and grains by far the largest, and fruit and "protein" making up the smaller sections. And while the actual food is listed for vegetables, fruits, and grains, the fourth section, "protein," is not listed as "meat" or "meat/beans" - just "protein." It is clear that they are specifically recommending eating vegetables, grains, and fruits, but how you get your protein is your own choice. The message is that meat is no longer recommended or required in the diet. The only disappointment with the new guide is the separate small circle representing a glass of dairy. Dairy is completely unnecessary in the diet and is actually harmful. But, overall, this is a true turning point in mainstream nutrition education. This is practically a vegan plate! Click here to read more.

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Join us at AR 2011Animal Rights 2011 National Conference Details Released

A dozen national organizations including IDA are co-sponsoring the Animal Rights 2011 National Conference. More than 100 speakers have confirmed including IDA's Hope Bohanec, Catherine Doyle, and Doll Stanley from our Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi.

This year's conference will be July 21-25 at the Westin LAX Hotel near the Los Angeles Airport. This magnificent venue offers $95 rooms, dog beds, cruelty-free bedding and personal care products, and vegan cuisine. Click here for all the details. And, if you're flying in from out of town, try to come a day or two early so you can join us at the Greatest Circus Demo On Earth July 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles!

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In Defense of Animals, located in San Rafael, Calif., is an international animal protection organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by protecting their rights and welfare. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi, Mumbai, India, and Cameroon, Africa.

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