Send a Love Letter to an Animal Activist

by Lisa Levinson

  Share the activist love with a fellow activist for Valentine’s Day Let’s share the activist love with organizations and individuals this Valentine’s Day, and with one activist in particular, right here! Animal activist, Kelly Lehman, was arrested for trying to stop fair-goers from abusing animals at the Ephrata Pig Chase. “It was one of […]


Nurture Your Inner Activist!

by Lisa Levinson

  During our first ever Activist Appreciation Month, we are announcing two special events to nurture your animal activist soul. We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Vegan Spirituality Retreat in beautiful Florida! If you can’t join us in Florida, we invite you to connect with us online at our free […]


First Ever Activist Appreciation Month!

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals is proud to present February as our first ever Activist Appreciation Month! To celebrate, we’re holding a free webinar on ecofeminism. Ecofeminism shows us how vital it is for animal activists to stand up against racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and environmental destruction, while we work to protect all animals, from […]


February is Activist Appreciation Month

by Lisa Levinson

  Share your appreciation of animal activists this Valentine’s Day and all month long. In honor of Activist Appreciation Month, we’re rolling out special initiatives all month long to support grassroots activists. We will also announce partnerships with other animal activist groups to promote self-care and build a strong, resilient community of animal advocates. Start […]


Empower Yourself

by Lisa Levinson

  To celebrate the new year, IDA invites you to enjoy this Sustainable Activism blog, “Empower Yourself,” by guest blogger and social-change life coach Phyllis Levinson: My tag line, “Elevate Others, Empower Yourself,” is my advice to everyone who is working to make our world fairer, safer and more peaceful. For me, this is more […]


Was Jesus Vegan?

by Lisa Levinson

  Free Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering with Author Keith Akers Have you ever wondered if Jesus was vegan? Author Keith Akers will answer this question and more this Thursday during our Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering. Join us as we explore veganism as a spiritual practice with hosts “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman and […]


Let’s Communicate More Effectively For Animals!

by Lisa Levinson

  Free Sustainable Activism Webinar with Communication Expert Tera Gardner Have you ever wondered how you can make your voice more effective at advocating for animals? We’re running a how-to webinar on Nonviolent Communication, a technique that focuses on mutually respectful communication which supports harmony, cooperation, and everyone getting his or her needs met, without […]


Holiday Empathy

by Lisa Levinson

  This month, our Animal Activist Online Support Group falls on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Does your family understand your vegan values and compassion for animals? If not, we’re here to support you! Celebrate the true meaning of the holidays by receiving the gift of empathic listening from fellow activists! This free, confidential service is […]


Vegan Healing

by Lisa Levinson

  Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering (on Thursday, December 10) Our Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering for December features vegan healer Lorrin Maughan who describes how she incorporates vegan spirituality into her work as a Reiki Master and Equine Coach. Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings deepen our connection to veganism by exploring veganism as a spiritual practice. “Peace […]