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Elephant Attacks, Kills Tourist

by Jacqueline Barba

Renewed Call to End Abusive Animal Tourism in Thailand After Elephant Attacks, Kills Tourist Last week in Thailand,  a British tourist  was thrown, gored, and trampled to death by an elephant he was “riding” during a trek on the island of Koh Samui.  The media attention gained by this incident has increased pressure on the […]


Australian Ag-gag Legislation Fought

by Nadia Schilling

Australian Ag Gag Legislation Fought Thank you Senator Lee Rhiannon, for standing with IDA and taking the voice of our international supporter base to the Australian Parliament this February 11. The devious proposed amendment to the Australian Criminal Code, ironically titled the “Animal Protection Bill 2015″ is not an animal protection bill at all, and […]


Reward Offered to Catch Cat Torturer

by Fleur Dawes

  Last week, we offered a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the unusually cruel and sadistic torture of a gentle and loving cat named Faith, in Hanover, PA. When our founder, and President Emeritus, Dr. Elliot Katz, first learned of this horrific situation, and the […]


New York Times Slams Factory Farming

by Nadia Schilling

  New York Times Slams Factory Farming and ‪#‎AgGag‬ Censorship Laws Just recently, The New York Times editorial board published an article slamming grim factory farms and industry censorship laws (commonly termed “ag-gag” laws), which prevent Americans from learning the truth about today’s meat production by punishing activists with hefty fines and even jail time, […]


Campaigners Call on Hershey’s for a Dairy-Free Kiss

by Fleur Dawes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Nadia Schilling,, 415-448-0048   Campaigners Call on Hershey’s for a Dairy-Free Kiss This Valentine’s Day   San Rafael, Calif. (February 9, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals is spearheading a campaign calling on North America’s largest chocolate producer, Hershey’s, to make a dairy-free line of […]


Dog Killing Bow Hunter Convicted!

by Doll Stanley

  Chiropractor Convicted of Two Felonies for Killing Dog With Arrows On Wednesday, January 27,, in West Virginia, a Fauquier County jury convicted a local chiropractor, Van Nostrand, of two class six felonies for the October 4, 2014 killing of Morgan, a German Shepherd, while Van Nostrand and his hunting party were bow hunting. The […]


Poison Ban Passed in Malibu!

by Web Team

In Defense of Animals and Poison Free Malibu celebrate a victory for animals large and small! The Malibu City Planning Commission has passed a ban on rodent poisons by a four to one vote. In Defense of Animals’ Lisa Levinson and activists from the surrounding communities stayed late into the evening to speak, and even […]


Have you heard about the Herbivorous Butcher?

by Haritha Eachempatti

Giving up meat can be hard for some people because they like the taste, or because it has cultural connotations that they feel sentimental about, so it’s encouraging to see a truly innovative concept, such as a vegan butcher shop, where the residents of Minnesota can go to buy delicious cruelty-free alternatives, without sacrificing taste […]