Slaughterhouses in Marin?

by Nadia Schilling

Show Up This Monday to Oppose! This Monday (December 12th), is one of the final opportunities to speak out against lifting the slaughterhouse ban in Marin County, before the final deciding vote in January. Melissa Flower, staffer from In Defense of Animals, will be attending this meeting. However, we absolutely need strength in numbers. Without […]


39 Days of Rescue – Peter

by Bob Price

I’m Peter! I was living in a home where there were a lot of other dogs! I had eight brothers and sisters and we were hungry most of the time because there were so many others eating at the same time. We lived outside under the porch and there were fleas biting us constantly. All […]


39 Days of Rescue – Happy

by Bob Price

  I’m Happy! Sadly though, I am not really happy at all! I live all alone at the Bronx Zoo in New York. I have helped scientific understanding of my kind by proving that I could recognize myself in a mirror, yet I am still here, living in the cold winters and missing the companionship […]


39 Days of Rescue – Finn

by Bob Price

  I’m Finn! I was rescued from a local pound by kind people from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary. When they found me, I was scared, covered in fleas, and separated from my family. I was given food and a nice place to stay with my own bed. Like many other dogs on […]


Los Angeles Activists Protest Fur

by Lisa Levinson

  On Fur-Free Friday, over 200 animal activists marched on Rodeo Drive chanting against the fur industry and shaming stores that still sell fur. In Defense of Animals and several other animal rights groups chanted in solidarity against atrocities committed upon animals for vanity’s sake. A heartless, archaic industry, the fur industry relies on fur […]


39 Days of Rescue – Wendy

by Bob Price

  I’m Wendy! I was supposed to become a treasured member of my new family, but they didn’t have any time for me and just put me outside in a fenced in area. They mostly ignored me and only came out to feed and water me, sometimes only a few times a week. I went […]


Vegan Thanksgivings Are a Celebration of Compassion!

by Lisa Levinson

Philly-Style Vegan Potluck   In Defense of Animals’ Vegan Spirituality Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hosted a vegan Thanksgiving celebration where sixty participants enjoyed a colorful array of delicious food, a community Gratitude Circle, and live music. The event provided a welcoming, safe space for those who prefer to celebrate the holiday with peace, instead of […]


Close the Rift Valley Donkey Slaughterhouse

by Anita Carswell

  In Kenya, a new slaughterhouse costing approximately three million US dollars has been opened, but it’s not your typical slaughterhouse – this one is specifically for donkeys. The Chemongoch abattoir, situated in the Rift Valley area, will be able to kill roughly 100 terrified donkeys a day with the flesh expected to primarily be […]


Fishing For Compassion

by Lisa Levinson

  For thirty-two years, Gloucester County, New Jersey has sponsored a kids’ fishing contest, which encourages and rewards children for harming animals for fun. ”We are proud to continue this tradition,” said Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, to, “We encourage our young residents to come out and […]