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 […]


Effectively Advocate for Animals With Regular Contributions!

by Erica Calderon

  Our monthly donors are the backbone of In Defense of Animals. We rely on a constant and reliable stream of funds from our Animal Advocates program participants in order to rescue and protect animals all over the world who so desperately need our assistance. Here at In Defense of Animals, we have an amazing […]


$2500 Reward Offered to Find Shotgun Dog Killer

by Doll Stanley

  Last week, we announced our reward offer to the media in response to a horrific tragedy. Ginger was a beloved family dog who lived with the Robertson family in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Just recently, Ginger was making her rounds to visit the neighbors when someone shot her – first in the face, and then […]

Hershey Blog

Pucker up Hershey’s!

by Nadia Schilling

  We want a dairy free kiss! #ValentinesDay The Hershey Company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America, and has a huge presence worldwide. Despite its size, Hershey’s doesn’t currently offer any cruelty-free chocolate. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to tell Hershey’s – we want a dairy-free kiss! Earlier this week, Ben […]