Introducing Judy Carman

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Papas is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Judy McCoy Carman, M.A. is a former counselor and program director for mental health […]


Leading the Charge in 2015

by Bob Price

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, now is the time to begin looking forward into the upcoming months of the new year as In Defense of Animals takes bold steps to end animal cruelty wherever it is found around the world. We have wasted no time and have already fired the first salvo of […]


California Foie Gras Ban Overturned

by Anita Carswell

Horrible News for Ducks and Geese in California California’s foie gras ban was overturned yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. The Poultry Products Inspection Act, which […]


Ban Carnivore Killing Contests in Sanders County, Montana

by Anja Heister

Like an aggressive cancer, wildlife killing contests are spreading across the nation. These deplorable wildlife-slaughter events usually occur on publicly-owned land, administered either by the U. S. Forest Service (FS) or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and are sponsored by pro-hunting and pro-trapping groups, which are driven by hate and disdain for carnivores and […]


We did it – thanks to you!

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

What a year we have behind us, and what a sensational month December was! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, In Defense of Animals finished the year financially strong, and ready for the challenges ahead. In the final days of the year we needed to raise $122,800 to close the gap and cover our […]


Beyond Herderism

by Dr. Will Tuttle

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Beyond Herderism” by guest blogger Dr. Will Tuttle, international speaker and author of The World Peace Diet. Pastoralism Non-vegans tend to criticize vegans for exuding an air of superiority and for being judgmental in their attitudes and actions toward non-vegan people and toward […]


Pups Rescued From a Ditch

by Web Team

On November 11, 2014, our staff at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi was notified about a Facebook post concerning 14 puppies living in a ditch. The person posting was asking for immediate help. Sadly, she did not know the exact location of the puppies and with temperatures predicted to be in the low 20′s that […]


What a Year We Had Together!

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

It has been quite a year at In Defense of Animals, and you, our kind supporters, have been with us every step of the way. Every life saving rescue, every advocacy effort, every time we have given a voice to the voiceless, our supporters have been with us. We hope that you enjoy our year […]


Go Vegan for the Holidays!

by Web Team

Inspire Others with Your Vegan Story! IDA invites you to encourage others to take the vegan challenge in 2015 by sharing your vegan story, a campaign initiated by Australia’s Animal Liberation Victoria that has spread internationally. The goal is to unite animal advocacy organizations worldwide in this vegan outreach effort. Your story can be brief, […]