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Council of Sustainable Activism


Sustainable Activism

An activist life can be an immensely rewarding one filled with purpose and community. Through their hard work and commitment, there is no doubt that animal activists are improving the lives of animals around the globe. However, activism can be challenging intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Constantly defending the vulnerable and oppressed against the forces of thousands of years of culture and commerce, is not just hard work; it can put animal activists at odds with their families, communities, and society.

In Defense of AnimalsCouncil of Sustainable Activism

In Defense of Animals President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, founded the Council of Sustainable Activism to help animal activists deal with burnout, stress, and secondary trauma caused by the tragedy-filled nature of their noble work. As caretakers, activists need physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing to live happy and healthy lives.

Healing & Support for Animal Advocates

In Defense of Animals helps activists:

  • Gain clarity on their missions
  • Work effectively and efficiently
  • Create successful and satisfying careers
  • Balance their activism with the rest of their life, and
  • Avoid (or heal from) burnout and trauma

Your Resources for Sustainable Activism

In Defense of Animals’ Council of Sustainable Activism provides tools and training that help animal activists succeed and thrive, including:

Animal Activist Helpline

Animal Activist Online Support Group

Sustainable Activism Tips

Sustainable Activism Events

Sustainable Activism blog