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Victory! Bill To Ban Hunting With Hounds Passes Committee!

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In California, hounds are used for hunting black bears and bobcats. This inhumane practice is called “hounding” and uses packs of radio-collared dogs to chase down frightened bears and bobcats, sometimes for many miles, until the animal nears exhaustion and is forced up a tree. When the dogs stop running, the trophy hunter knows that […]


Meat Will Kill You!

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A major new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) concluded that eating just a small, three-ounce serving of red meat per day increases risk of death by 13%, and eating processed meat daily increases mortality rate by 20%. In other words, you are 20% more likely to die if you eat just […]


Conscious Eating Conference

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In Defense of Animals co-hosted the first annual Conscious Eating Conference at the University of California, Berkeley on February 18, 2012. Seven expert speakers from across the United States offered presentations on “sustainable”, “humane” and “local” alternatives to animal products. Participants were treated to an organic, vegan continental breakfast including tasty cinnamon buns, and delicious […]


Cage Fighter To Donates to IDA

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Ricardo Moreira doesn’t worry about not getting enough protein. This vegan cage fighter is solid as steel, but with a heart of gold. Moreira will be donating a portion of his winnings from his upcoming fight on February 11 to In Defense of Animals. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure […]

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Parma Becomes Ohio’s First Guardian City!

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Parma becomes the first in the state to recognize pets as part of the family and change a term on all animal-related ordinances. City Council members approved changing the phrase pet “owner” to pet “guardian” on all animal-related ordinances. Holy Name High School student Brandon Yanak pushed for the change. “As more people begin to […]

It’s Not Too Late to Organize for FUR FREE FRIDAY!

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Please join IDA and activists worldwide to speak up for fur-bearing animals on November 25, 2011. Fur Free Friday is the most widely-attended annual demonstration in the history of the animal protection movement. Don’t miss your opportunity to join with thousands of other activists worldwide for this international day of action. Mark your calendars, contact […]

World Go Vegan Week A Success! Also, The Winner of Our Contest!

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World Go Vegan Week (Oct. 24 – 31) was a delicious success with dozens of pizza restaurants participating by offering a vegan pizza for the week featuring Daiya cheese, a vegan cheese that melts, stretches and tastes like traditional dairy-based cheese. IDA volunteers worked hard to get restaurants to participate in our campaign Vegan Pizza […]