Vegantopia Promotion_blog


by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar with Ruth Hawe (on Thursday, December 3rd) IDA invites you to join us for a Sustainable Activism Webinar on “Vegantopia” with environmental, human, and animal rights activist Ruth Hawe. Her outreach acknowledges and moves beyond the problems humans cause in the world to manifest a new vision of Vegantopia, a higher […]


Great News, Guinness is Going Vegan!

by Nadia Schilling

  If you’re wondering, “What?! How is beer not vegan?” you’re not alone. Many people do not realize that the majority of commercial beers and wines contain a fish bladder gelatin commonly referred to as ‘isinglass’. Isinglass is fish gelatin which is used during the alcohol filtration process, meaning traces of fish bladders are present […]

Thanksgiving Blog

Carve Out a New Tradition This Thanksgiving

by Nadia Schilling

  Is it just us, or is there something deeply ludicrous and horrific about the tradition of the President “pardoning” one turkey from slaughter while millions of others are not spared their grisly deaths? So, while in the public eye, we have our current President encouraging mindless voting forums on social media that select which […]


Check out HappyCow’s 25 Vegan Halloween Recipes!

by Nadia Schilling

  We know they’re incredibly delicious, but if there’s anything left, please share with your family and friends! Sharing vegan treats with family and friends is a fun and non-threatening way to introduce the people you love to a compassionate lifestyle. Many people dismiss a vegan lifestyle because they’re convinced they’ll feel deprived and limited. […]


Vegan Company Under Attack

by Mark Molloy

  Fight back! Very, very troubling news broke a few weeks ago that taxpayer funded government organizations have been waging an illegal war against a plant based food producer. The food producer in question is Hampton Creek. As recently as August 5, 2015, the World Economic Forum named Hampton Creek a Technological Pioneer, an honor […]


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

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Phelps,, 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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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. […]