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 […]


Send a Love Letter to an Animal Activist

by Lisa Levinson

  Share the activist love with a fellow activist for Valentine’s Day Let’s share the activist love with organizations and individuals this Valentine’s Day, and with one activist in particular, right here! Animal activist, Kelly Lehman, was arrested for trying to stop fair-goers from abusing animals at the Ephrata Pig Chase. “It was one of […]


The Shocking Cowspiracy Continues

by Web Team

  Sign our letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking why the meat and dairy industries get a free pass from reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. Each year, the U.S. government collects mandatory emission reports from 41 sectors, making the meat and dairy industry the only major source of greenhouse gases in the country which […]

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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 […]


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 […]