Come to our Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Lisa Levinson

  Meet with Peace Activist Peter Jam on Saturday, October 8 We are super excited to announce our featured speaker for our 7th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Peter Jam (Jambazian) is a Lebanese-Armenian independent artist, global rights activist, singer, music composer, creative thinker, motivational speaker, and inspirational world traveler for peace and […]


20 Dolphins Killed During First Slaughter of 2016 in Taiji

by Laura Bridgeman

The bloody dolphin hunting season in has begun again in Taiji, Japan. September 9 saw the first slaughter of the season, which lasts every year from September to March. An estimated 20 dolphins were killed after they attempted to escape their tormentors, who corralled them with speedboats into a cove made infamous by the Oscar […]


Stop Hawaii Dolphin Harassment

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Along Hawaii’s beautiful coastline, trouble is brewing for dolphins. Ann Garrett of the National Marine Fisheries Service recently appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition show to raise the flag on harm being done to dolphins by Hawaiian tour operators. Relentless intrusions of fleets of sightseeing boats and swim-with-the-dolphins tours have been significantly impacting the dolphins’ ability […]


Victory in California for Orcas!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Tuesday was a historic day for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, an act designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca captivity in California. The bill, originally introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom in 2014 and reintroduced last spring after undergoing several changes, represents […]


Pig Chase Victory for Activists!

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to the heroic efforts of animal activist Kelly Lehman and your help signing our alert, the Ephrata pig chase will not celebrate its 40th year. This annual tradition of cruelty and abuse was cancelled this year, marking a major activist victory! The Fair Committee responded to pressure from animal activists who planned a […]


March Against Extinction with Us on September 24!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  The coordinated march will raise awareness of the urgent need for action to protect elephants and rhinos against the illegal wildlife trade. Last year more than 130 cities around the world participated. The timing of this year’s march is crucial. It takes place on the first day of the Convention on International Trade in […]


Saved From Becoming Dinner

by IDA Africa

  Saved From Becoming Dinner, Sylvie Befriends Boyfriend Twelve years ago, Sylvie was destined to become someone’s dinner when In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Director, Dr. Sheri Speede, intervened on her behalf. A young man with stone in hand was about to bludgeon her to death to put in the cook pot near […]


Join Us For a Great Time!

by Lisa Levinson

  Looking for something fun and green to do in Los Angeles this weekend? Venture to the Los Angeles Convention Center this Friday through Sunday for the Green Festival Expo with vendors, speakers, vegan/vegetarian food, sustainable fashion shows, hands-on demonstrations, educational activities, and more. Stop by our In Defense of Animals table at the event […]


Take Action to STOP the Wild Horse Wipeout!

by Web Team

  The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro advisory board has recommended that the BLM kill over 44,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities across the U.S. We cannot let that happen. Please act urgently to ensure the biggest horse slaughter in history does not go ahead. The BLM has mis-managed public […]


California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]