Join Us for the 6th Annual National Animal Rights Day

by Lisa Levinson

  The 6th annual National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event takes place on Sunday, June 5th simultaneously with NARD events in 13 other cities in the U.S and Canada. In Los Angeles, the event features an opening ceremony and a mini-vegfest with booths, vegan food, speakers, and performers. Stop by the IDA booth to learn […]


See Mado and Future Today!

by Karin Cereghino

  Since 2004, eighteen-year-old Mado (left) and fifteen-year-old Future (right) have lived in the same social group in a 20-acre enclosure at In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue. Having grown up together, they are close friends and enjoy playing with each other. Mado is a dominant female, popular with males and females. […]


They Take a Piece of Our Hearts

by Sharon Stone

When Baby Girl came to our in Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary, her eye was so severely injured that we were afraid it would have to be removed.  Our caring vet, Dr. Daniel Hill at Winona Veterinary Clinic, wanted very much to try  to save her eye, so he prescribed medication and advocated very […]


Send Elephants from A Worst Zoo to Sanctuary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  What You Can Do For Elephants in North America’s #5 Worst Zoo For the last thirty years, Asian elephants Ruth and Emily have been forced to share a tiny exhibit in the cold winter city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Emily outweighs Ruth by 1,200 pounds, and these two do not DO NOT get along. […]


Inspiring Community Leaders

by Sharon Stone

  In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign has been busy with vigils and meetings to advance our legislative efforts, and we were also invited to five Grenada and Winona, Mississippi clubs to share our mission. While speaking engagements may not be the direct action most of us would like to be involved in,  […]


Dairy Farms Identified as a Major Pollutant in California

by Nadia Schilling

  Dairy Farms Identified as a Major Pollutant in California Earlier this year, thousands of In Defense of Animals supporters wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking why the meat and dairy industries get a free pass from reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. It was a fair question, considering the government collects mandatory reports […]


Purebred Dogs Ending Up As Dog Meat Delicacies

by Haley Anderson

  South Korea has seen a rapid increase in the popularity of animal companions, with the “pet industry” currently valued at 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion). Sadly this has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in, animal cruelty. As is the case throughout the world, when the idea of animal companions gains popularity before animal […]


Do You Have Tunnel Vision?

by Lisa Levinson

  It has happened to many of us at some point – we find out about an issue facing animals, and quickly develop “tunnel vision,” devoting an inordinate amount of our days to advocating and saving animals. Sometimes it comes at the detriment of other parts of our lives. It can lead us to become […]