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In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Mass Chicken Bludgeoning

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Phelps, eric@idausa.org, 503-754-0977 In Defense Of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward In Mass Chicken Bludgeoning A second $1,000 reward is being offered for anyone with evidence of animal cruelty at any Foster Farms facility Fresno County, Calif. (October 1, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization […]

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What is Vegan Spirituality?

by Judy Carman

How can it help activists and animals? Is Spirituality a Part of Your Life? As an animal advocate, how would you react if asked, “Are you a spiritual person?” Some of you may have an immediate knee-jerk reaction against the word “spirituality,” which often brings to mind religion and churches. Most places of worship, as […]

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Compassion Fatigue

by Deborah Brister

Do you know someone (perhaps yourself) who has suddenly awakened to the reality of animal exploitation and abuse in the meat, dairy, clothing, cosmetics, or entertainment industry? It is wonderful to observe these people as their internal light bulbs turn on; they vigorously work on the front lines of animal rescue, attend animal rights events, […]

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The Power of Language Cannot be Underestimated

by Tera Gardner

How Nonviolent Communication Can Assist the Vegan Activist Do you long to make a difference within your community as a vegan activist? Do you struggle at times with internal habits and reactions that get in the way of inspiring others in your vision? Our words have the power to create profound healing, or incredible suffering. […]

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Introducing Compassionate Objectivity

by Hillary Rettig

Meet the Antidote to Activist Guilt “I should have gone to that demo.” “I should have volunteered for that committee.” “I should have advocated better.” “I should have donated more money.” If you’re an animal activist, you’ve probably experienced the above or similar thoughts at different times. The amount of animal suffering in the world […]

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WillPower vs. Won’tPower — Is it Really Hard to Stop Hurting Animals?

by Jack Carone

There is a tendency for some of us who wish to promote veganism—a way of living which excludes the use of animals for food, clothing and other exploitation— to cushion the call to action with a warning/acknowledgement/suggestion that it is a difficult thing to do. While this is surely the case for some people, for […]