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We’re Offering Even More Support for Activists!

by Lisa Levinson

  Great news! We’re super excited to be able to offer even more support to fellow activists in the form of expanded hours for our Animal Activist Mentor Line. Now you can call our counselors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time) Monday-Friday to speak with a […]


Hollywood-Style Slaughterhouse March

by Lisa Levinson

Last weekend, In Defense of Animals joined over one hundred activists who marched down Hollywood Boulevard in honor of animals suffering behind closed doors on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the world. Activists surprised tourists at the infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with a “die-in,” where they lay on the ground for a moment of […]


Millions of Animal Died in Laboratories Last Year

by Doll Stanley

MILLIONS of animals were experimented on and killed in the United States last year, but scandalously, just 450,000 were recorded. Mice, rats, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians make up 90-95% of the living, feeling individuals tested on in our nation’s laboratories. They experience pain and suffering just like us, yet we don’t even bother to […]


Your Urgent Action Needed to Ban Bullhook Use

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Just this week, the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife voted 12-2 in favor of SB 1062, the bill introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara to ban the use of cruel bullhooks on captive elephants. Passing out of next Tuesday’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media is critical in order for this bill […]


Orphaned Bushmeat Victim SAVED by IDA Africa

by Karin Cereghino

  Recently, In Defense of Animals – Africa was contacted about a juvenile gorilla who was all alone and eating from village farms. Cameroon officials called on our help to capture the young male, and fearing that the gorilla’s family had been killed by poachers, a team from IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue was dispatched on a […]


Encouraging News for California’s Captive Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  SB 1062, the California Bullhook Ban won a 12-2 favorable vote in the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Assembly Meeting at the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday morning.  While there is still a ways to go for this bill to become law, things are definitely looking up for captive elephants in California today! Last […]


Prosecute Sadistic Texas Teens Charged with Llama Killing

by Doll Stanley

  Two Harris County teenagers have been arrested for the brutal slaying of a llama and the shooting of her mate at Figment Ranch in Cypress, Texas. For two months, authorities were at loss as to who may have committed this sadistic crime. The minors, both students at Tomball High School in Harris County, Texas, […]


Install Support for Taiwan’s No-Kill Policy to Truly Help Animals

by Lisa Levinson

  Without promoting spay and neuter, and adoption,  a no-kill policy won’t work. Animal advocates around the world rejoiced when Taiwan announced its upcoming no-kill policy, but sadly it indirectly led to a death-sentence for shelter director Jian Zhicheng and could spell increased suffering for thousands of dogs. Xinwu Animal Protection and Education Centre is […]


It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]