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News June 26, 2009
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IDAEZ 2009 demo TorontoInternational Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos A Worldwide Success

IDA's first annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos was a huge success! Hundreds of IDA members and friends participated, with lots of media, at 32 events from California to Paris! Read reviews and check out photos here, and see media here.

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Korea dogsJuly 14 - International Day Of Action For Dogs And Cats Of Korea

Animals deserve our protection whether they live across the street, or across the globe. And the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is not a safe place for dogs and cats. On July 14, the whole world will stand together for the animals of South Korea.

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World's cutest dogNew AP Article Says Companion Animals Are Family Members

Did you see that great Associated Press poll, in newspapers across the country, showing that "half of
all American pet owners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any other person in the household"? Did you notice how out of place that word "owner" seems, given the context of the story? Click here to read the story, then send a letter to the editor of your newspaper.

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Jewel posterTina, Jewel, Queenie - Three Elephants Still Need Your Help

Your letters, e-mails, and phone calls kept these ailing elephants out of Idaho shows. Keep the pressure on Congress and the USDA. Please, even if you've acted for these elephants before, act again. A few phone calls will only take a few minutes, but your calls may motivate your representatives to act before it's too late. 

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No Fur On Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama And First Lady Of France Denounce Fur

The planet's two most fashionable First Ladies, Michelle Obama of the U.S. and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France, both do not wear fur, according to Us Magazine. Mrs. Obama's Deputy Press Secretary says, clearly and unequivocally, "Mrs. Obama does not wear fur."

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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.

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