Yulin Festival Dogs Remembered

by Anita Carswell

  Today, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. We are sad and angry, and had hoped to see a change of fortune for these terribly unfortunate dogs. Despite our best efforts and those of dedicated millions of concerned people worldwide, including some amazing Chinese activists, […]


Costco Cracks to Public Pressure Regarding Cage-Egg Cruelty

by Anita Carswell

While cage-free is certainly NOT cruelty-free, Costco’s renewed commitment to ending the use of battery cages in its supply chain is a sign of the times that consumers are becoming more and more aware of industrialized animal farming cruelty.Credit for this pledged improved treatment of hens goes primarily to HSUS, when it exposed the hellish […]


Huge Win For Bobcats in California!

by Anita Carswell

  No bobcat trapping will happen this year in California as the ban took effect this year, rather than next year, as was a major concern of ours at In Defense of Animals and among all activists following the victory of actually winning the ban. This is very important, as the trapping season would have […]

WholeFoods Blog

Huge Victory For Rabbits!

by Anita Carswell

  Whole Foods Market Stops Selling Their Bodies as Meat It has been a little over a year, and our heartfelt thanks goes to Rabbit Advocacy Network, House Rabbit Society, and SaveABunny which were the organizations on the front lines of this battle. We also want to thank all the other groups and individuals who […]

Grojiband Blog

Fireworks Are Terrifying

by Anita Carswell

  While we humans understand and enjoy fireworks, other species generally do not. Most animals have incredibly sensitive hearing, and the sudden deafening bangs and booms are nerve wracking especially when the source of the noise is not understood. The impulse is to run, but the threat isn’t identified, which can cause unrelenting panic and […]


Join IDA at the Animal Rights Conference This Summer

by Anita Carswell

  Meet Up With Us in Alexandria, VA July 30-August 2, 2015 IDA is once again a proud sponsor of the Animal Rights National Conference, the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering. It is the only conference open to all points of view when it comes to achieving animal liberation which is appreciated and […]