We Honor Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman

by Heather Herrell

  In Defense of Animals is honored to celebrate the life and legacy of a compassionate and generous soul. Born in 1952, Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman always had a special place in her heart for animals. She lived a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle and dedicated more than four decades of her life to advocating for the […]


39 Days of Rescue – Rudy

by Bob Price

  I’m Rudy! I’m sad to say that there is something wrong with my heart. It’s probably because no one cared for me while I was caged with dozens of my friends and siblings while we waited for days on end without food or water. Nice people from In Defense of Animals rescued me from […]


Marin Slaughterhouse Public Hearing Update

by Nadia Schilling

  A huge thank you to everyone who voiced their opposition to a newly proposed development code which would allow slaughterhouses to operate in Marin County, California. Approximately 80 people attended the public hearing, the majority of whom were on the side opposing the development code. Staffer Melissa Flower spoke on behalf of In Defense […]


Vegans in Paradise

by Lisa Levinson

  Zel and Reuben Allen are a dynamic vegan duo! Together, they publish “Vegetarians in Paradise,” an online vegan magazine read by over 100,000 visitors each month. For 16-plus years, they have written and edited articles that provide a wide range of resources for the vegan community. The publication spotlights Zel’s humorous illustrations and innovative […]


39 Days of Rescue – Goldie

by Bob Price

I’m Goldie! I was living my entire life at the end of a short chain in a back yard where no one ever came and talked to me or played with me. Sometimes the people who tied me to the end of that chain would even forget to feed me. One day, I managed to […]


39 Days of Rescue – Lily

by Bob Price

  I’m Lily! Hi. My name is Lily. I was born through the callousness of a back yard breeder who neglected me and my siblings. My biological mom got hit and killed by a car. I was rescued by two women who took us in when they saw how we were being treated. They planned to keep me but […]


Vancouver Aquarium: Get Out of the Beluga Captivity Business!

by Laura Bridgeman

Tragedy is “business as usual” for the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, a facility whose business is based on exploiting whales and dolphins by keeping them in captivity. The tragedy was magnified yesterday, with the death of a 29-year-old female beluga whale named Aurora, and her 21-year-old daughter Qila last Wednesday. Her death has prompted […]


21 Shocking Practices Revealed

by Nadia Schilling

  Animal agriculture manuals are not in plain view, in the hope that we won’t look. So what exactly is inside of these manuals? We’ve extracted 21 standard farming practices from the US, UK, and Australia — which industry leaders don’t want you to know. These are direct extracts, including the original source underneath each […]


PAWS International Captive Wildlife Conference

by Caroline Saxon

  In Defense of Animals was one of the general sponsors at last week’s International Captive Wildlife Conference in San Andreas, California presented by the Performing Animal Welfare Sanctuary (PAWS). Many important issues were discussed concerning captive bears, big cats, and elephants. A lot of ground was covered with a great diversity of speakers. There […]


Can Our Choices Make a Difference?

by Lisa Levinson

  Does your decision to eat a meal without animal products affect the animal agriculture industry? How can we be the most effective activists for animals? Farm Sanctuary’s Director of Engagement and Outreach Matt Ball explores the studies and statistics that guide effective activism in our next Sustainable Activism Webinar. A globally recognized authority on […]