Dog Meat Blog

Boknal Days Are Here Again!

by Stephanie Hillman

  Another Torturous Summer “Festival” is Underway The atrocities of China’s Yulin “festival” are still fresh in our minds as yet another similar “festival” is happening right now! South Korea’s Boknal Days are “festivities” that specifically revolve around eating dogs. During the presumed three hottest days of the summer, this year July 13th, 23rd and […]

Elephant Blog

Elephant Survival in the Wild

by Lindsay Morgan

  What is the Common Factor Affecting the Survival of African and Asian Elephants in the Wild? Humans. While the increased amount of exposure in the media is heightening the public’s awareness about the poaching crisis, there are also other imminent issues facing elephants in the wild. Outside of poaching, habitat loss and human elephant […]

SA Blog

Surviving Compassion Fatigue & Grief

by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar, Thursday, July 23 As an animal activist, a shelter worker, or a practicing vegan, our work is sacred, making a real difference in the lives of sentient beings. Despite many rewards, we may experience deep heartache and loss while helping animals. Witnessing the cruelty, ignorance, apathy, and lack of compassion towards […]

HAS Blog

Meet Stout

by Bob Price

  Last spring, rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada Mississippi were called by a nearby veterinarian looking for some help to find a home for a little puppy that had been struck by a car, not once but twice. Although his condition was quite grave, neither In Defense of […]

IDA Africa Blog

Education Initiative Launched in Africa

by Karin Cereghino

  This spring, IDA-Africa launched an innovative education initiative to incorporate a new children’s book in the curriculum of Central Cameroon schools. The goal is to instill in the next generation of forest stewards an appreciation of chimpanzees as kindred beings who deserve respect and protection. Through expanded education programs, IDA-Africa aims to increase awareness […]


Costco Egg Cruelty

by Jessica Beaudry

  Eight years after cage-free statement, Costco continues supporting cruelty A recent HSUS investigation exposed hellish living conditions inside one of Costco’s egg supplier’s facilities. Costco stands as one of the world’s largest grocery retailers. In 2007, the retailer publicly stated its support for completely eliminating the use of cruel battery cages and expecting cage-free […]

GooseWatchNYC Blog

Canada Geese Massacred in NYC

by Jessica Beaudry

End the Yearly Roundup and Killing of NYC Canada Geese Every summer, Canada geese in New York City are savagely and unnecessarily killed by USDA Wildlife Services. Adult geese and their terrified goslings continue to be rounded up, roughly handled while shoved into turkey crates, and forced to endure stifling hot car or truck rides […]

HAS Blog

Dogs and Cats Sterilized at HAS

by Bob Price

  Simply put, the best decision any guardian can make for animal companions is to opt to have them spayed or neutered as early as possible. Shelters across the country routinely kill 3.7 million adoptable animals each and every year because there are just not enough willing adopters matched up with animals needing homes. This […]

SustAct Blog

Supporting Activists

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to join our free, monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering with hosts Peace to All Beings author Judy Carman and IDA’s Sustainable Campaign Director Lisa Levinson. We welcome guest speaker Lisa Kemmerer, animals and world religions scholar, this Sunday, July 12th from 5-6pm PST. Register for the call here. For more information about […]