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March 26, 2009

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Oprah with GracieAn Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey

Click here to read the full text of IDA's letter to Oprah.

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fur_demo_NW_NordstromNordstrom Fur Campaign Update

Spring is almost here and IDA will soon put our Nordstrom anti-fur campaign on summer hiatus. We still have a few important events coming up, and we had another great outreach in New Jersey this week.

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meatout oregon 2009Portland, Oregon Meatout Demo A Huge Success

Crowds lined up all afternoon to sample IDA Oregon's free vegan lunch at this year's Meatout. We gave away 150 Lightlife "Smart Dogs" and 150 vegan cupcakes from Sweet Pea Baking Co. in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Many people stopped to watch the footage on our 32 inch mobile Free Speech Wagon. Check out this YouTube video!

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IDA-India_ambulance_jpgIDA India Update

IDA India completes an impressive month, neutering 1,320 dogs and cats in February, while our mobile clinic assisted another 269 injured and sick animals. Click here to see what else your donations to IDA India funded in February.

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monkey_thimble_jpgOnly Three More Weeks Until World Week for Animals in Laboratories - April 18-26

Please join IDA during World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), April 18-26, to speak out against the use of animals in testing and research. If you've already scheduled an event, please register it here. And e-mail us if you'd like help creating an event, or making it more successful.

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HarpSeals_jpgRussia Bans Baby Seal Hunting

Russia said Wednesday it was banning the hunting of baby harp seals, weeks after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reportedly called the hunt a "bloody industry."

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emailSpread Your Appreciation Of The Term "Guardian" With An e-Mail Signature Quote

Here's a simple and easy way to send a message of compassion and responsibility every time you write an email - include an email signature quote that expresses your pro-animal values.

Here's one our favorites that we've been promoting here at IDA, which captures the sentiments of our Guardian Campaign:

"Animals have been regarded as property for way too long. It's high time we took on a more loving and responsible relationship with our kindred beings in the web of life on this beautiful planet. I always think and act as a guardian towards my kindred beings, never as their owner."             
                           - Jim Mason, author, An Unnatural Order

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In Defense of Animals, located in San Rafael, Calif., is an international animal protection organization with more than 85,000 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.

In Defense of Animals is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your donations. Please join today! All donations to IDA are tax-deductible.

In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner, San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel. (415) 448-0048 Fax (415) 454-1031

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