Inspiring Animal Compassion with Teens

by Nadia Schilling

  Inspiring teenagers to care about animals and eat with compassion – that’s what former Mr. Universe Billy Simmonds just recently set out to achieve with an audience of 170 students at his former high school in Queensland, Australia. Billy is our Strength in Kindness ambassador, and like a passionate advocate for both animals and […]


Mission Accomplished!

by Bob Price

  Once they were destined to be brutally killed and butchered for meat, to be made into a superstitious ‘health tonic’ as part of a fading cultural paradigm. Now they are experiencing love and kindness for the first time in their entire lives. Until now these poor dogs have never known a loving embrace, or […]


Three Horses Saved From Starvation

by Sharon Stone

Last month, In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a call concerning three horses who were so thin that the caller feared they would soon die of starvation. From the description, our sanctuary Operations Manager Sharon Stone realized the horses’ “guardians” were a family that had been previously investigated for horse neglect. Aided by […]


Boknal Dog Meat Days are Almost Upon Us!

by Bob Price

  In just a few weeks, the annual dog eating festival of South Korea will begin and tens of thousands of dogs and cats will be tortured and killed in some of the most brutal and inhumane ways imaginable. Bok-Nal  translates literally as “Dog Days” and is a Korean holiday marking the height of the […]


We are about to head into the lion’s den.

by Bob Price

  Less than three weeks from today the Doomsday Clock tolls. South Korea’s dog slaughterfest known as Boknal Days will begin. May you never, so long as you live, witness a dog being electrocuted, beaten to death, or boiled alive. May you never hear the screams or smell the smells or see the struggle. If […]


Who am I?

by Nadia Schilling

  Who am I? -People don’t easily relate to me… -I have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and possess a good sense of smell and ‘hearing’… -I’m not a mammal or a bird, but I feel pleasure, pain and suffer stress just the same…. -My various species exists in all different colors and sizes… […]


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Farmed Animals

by Shura Hammond

    #1 Cows are loving and playful animals. Many enjoy affection and cuddling, and they sprint and jump into the air when they are excited! #2 Newborn calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth in the dairy industry, causing severe distress to both the mothers and calves. Cows are social animals […]


Remember Safety This 4th of July

by Anita Carswell

  It is shocking, but true that more animals become separated from their human families on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year! Most end up dying alone and heartbroken in unfamiliar shelters because they don’t get picked back up or found in time. It’s important to understand just how horrifying for many animals […]