What Is ‘Certified Humane’?

by Nadia Schilling

How Marketing Gurus are Trying to Dupe You You may have seen ‘Certified Humane’ and similar claims on meat packages, but what do they really mean? Sadly, not very much. ‘Certified Humane’ labels prey on people’s consciences, using misleading and confusing information to make customers feel they are doing the right thing for animals. ‘Humane’ […]


Top 10 Reasons to Go Vegan in 2016!

by Nadia Schilling

  #1. Improve your health: Decades of studies confirm that ditching meat and dairy products (including eggs) will reduce your risk of heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and cancer as well as Type 2 Diabetes; the list is strong and growing. Even the World Health Organization made a powerful statement confirming the health hazards of meat […]


The Vegan Vision

by Dr. Will Tuttle

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “The Vegan Vision” by guest blogger Will Tuttle, Ph.D., international speaker and author of The World Peace Diet. There is a basic understanding that is hidden from us in our culture. We must make an effort to recognize it and its consequences. […]


You Can Make a Huge Difference

by Nadia Schilling

  Help Billions of Farmed Animals and Kids With One Easy Step! Do you want to help billions of farmed animals, and help kids too? Are you a school teacher, parent/guardian or elementary school student? Are you involved with schools in a different capacity? We need your help! Please see our ready-to-print letter below. IDA is […]

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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 […]

Olive Garden blog

Request Vegan Options at Olive Garden

by Nadia Schilling

  Olive Garden is one of the largest Italian restaurant chains in America. Let’s give the directors a penne for their thoughts and let them know we’re hungry for some hearty vegan options! Many of Olive Garden’s plain pastas are already dairy and egg free which is great! However, the only cruelty free sauce available […]


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 […]