Jack Carone


Jack Carone
Communications Director

Jack Carone, Communications Director at In Defense of Animals, has been working for the rights of other species for over twenty-five years. As a principal in several animal advocacy organizations, he has lent his voice and his pen to oppose a wide range of injustices toward animals while encouraging and helping others to do the same.

Jack was first moved to action in the early 1980s when he received a mailing about animal experimentation. His love for his own dog companion inspired him to become involved in helping other animals. Tiring quickly of armchair activism, he jumped into the fight in earnest, organizing and participating in protests, direct action and peaceful civil disobedience at universities, laboratories, animal shelters selling dogs and cats to labs, fur stores, zoos and other places where animals are exploited and harmed.

Jack worked for decades with a seminal Los Angeles animal rights organization in a leadership capacity, was on the staff of the award-winning Animals Voice Magazine, co-directed a large domestic horse sanctuary, and currently sits on the board of Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Jack believes that humans are just one of a large array of animals who are equally Earthlings and that because our versatility has permitted us to acquire enormous power over the lives of other-than-human beings, we have a solemn duty to use this power to the benefit of the others, and to oppose forces working to their detriment. The Golden Rule does not stop with our own species. Justice is for everyone.