MSU Student Starts On-Campus Legislative Club

by Doll Stanley

  Mississippi State University (MSU) student Heather Daw and her mother have been rescuers and local humane society volunteers for years. Heather, now a student at MSU, has created Students Against Animal Cruelty to educate and empower students to make a difference in the lives of Mississippi animals. In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals […]


Charge Animal Control Officer Who Allowed Kitten to Rot

by Doll Stanley

  Virginia Animal Control Officer, Raymond Merkh, has been charged with two felony counts for the cruel deaths of two animals entrusted to his care. Merkh is accused of neglecting veterinary care for two animals, a kitten and a Jack Russell Terrier who suffered for extended periods, languishing in their filthy cages and eventually they […]


IHOP, Let’s Create a Vegan Menu!

by Nadia Schilling

  Imagine 1,550 restaurants across the country enticing millions to try delicious, cruelty-free dishes that cause no harm to animals. IHOP, known for its classic breakfast dishes, has just appointed a new culinary director. We want to see him make some real changes that will save millions of animals! IHOP has just named Nevielle Panthaky […]


The Winners and Losers in International Wildlife Trade at CITES

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Illegal trafficking in wildlife parts is an estimated $19 to $23 billion dollar criminal industry, responsible for driving plant and animal species to extinction in the cruelest of ways, and plundering ecosystems into ruin. Fortunately, the 183 member nations who have agreed to be bound by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species […]


Seven Lives Saved, More to Go!

by Bob Price

  Thanks to generous donations from In Defense of Animals supporters from across the country and around the world, seven dogs have escaped the macabre deaths that awaited them in the bloody dog meat markets of South Korea. Without your support for our intervention in collaboration with dedicated Korean activists, all seven would have been […]


Sound Waves of Love

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who attended our 7th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend. It was a fulfilling day of connection, community, and honoring non-human animals while surrounded by nature at Saunders Woods. We are truly grateful to those participants who traveled from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to attend this unique event! […]


Spaghetti Bolognese (vegan)

by Nadia Schilling

  If you have a craving for something Italian that is filling, wholesome and full of flavor, then try this delicious Spaghetti Bolognese! Ingredients (4 servings) 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small zucchini, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 can tomatoes 1 can of lentils […]