Victory For Chickens!

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On September 27, 2011, the Richmond, California City Council voted to end live bird sales at its farmers’ market, effective November 1, 2011. In Defense of Animals partnered with LGBT Compassion to organize weekly protests, petitions, action alerts and other pressures to convince the city to end the cruel practice of selling live chickens at […]

World Go Vegan Week 2011 – Vegan Pizza Takes Over the World!

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World Go Vegan Week (October 24th through 31st) is a celebration of compassion and a time to take action for animals, the environment, world hunger, and everyone’s well-being. This year is going to be extra special… and extra cheesy! We want to help make it even easier to be vegan and what better way than […]

Go Vegan with Ellen!

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IDA would like to thank Ellen DeGeneres for launching a new educational website called Going Vegan with Ellen. The celebrated comedian and talk show host has turned her love for animals and a healthy lifestyle into a website that shares recipes, tips on getting started, and glimpses of other celebrities that are also vegan including […]

New Veg Friendly MyPlate, Replaces the Food Pyramid

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Surgeon General unveiled a new food guide, MyPlate, that will replace the Food Pyramid that has been the standard nutrition guide since 1992. First Lady Michelle Obama, a champion of healthy eating and raising awareness about childhood obesity, spoke at the Agriculture Department in Washington DC to […]

Meatout 2011 – IDA Activists Offer Anti-War Protesters a Taste of Non-Violent Cuisine

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In Defense of Animals teamed up with Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) for this year’s MeatOut to feed 1,000 people vegan Tofurky sandwiches! On Saturday, March 19th, we had a fun vegan feed-in at the annual San Francisco peace rally calling for an end to the wars. We served yummy, vegan sandwiches, leaflet IDA vegan […]

Go Green for St. Patty’s Day and Go Veg…Meat’s not Green!

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Today we celebrate the Irish, guzzle a green beer, and wear a shamrock pin. But this year instead of just wearing green, why not go green! Animal agriculture is responsible for more than half the total human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and numerous other environmental impacts water waste and pollution, overgrazing, deforestation, loss of habitat and […]