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We’re Offering Even More Support for Activists!

by Lisa Levinson

  Great news! We’re super excited to be able to offer even more support to fellow activists in the form of expanded hours for our Animal Activist Mentor Line. Now you can call our counselors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time) Monday-Friday to speak with a […]

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Hollywood-Style Slaughterhouse March

by Lisa Levinson

Last weekend, In Defense of Animals joined over one hundred activists who marched down Hollywood Boulevard in honor of animals suffering behind closed doors on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the world. Activists surprised tourists at the infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with a “die-in,” where they lay on the ground for a moment of […]

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Install Support for Taiwan’s No-Kill Policy to Truly Help Animals

by Lisa Levinson

  Without promoting spay and neuter, and adoption,  a no-kill policy won’t work. Animal advocates around the world rejoiced when Taiwan announced its upcoming no-kill policy, but sadly it indirectly led to a death-sentence for shelter director Jian Zhicheng and could spell increased suffering for thousands of dogs. Xinwu Animal Protection and Education Centre is […]

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Harnessing Religion for Animals

by Lisa Levinson

  Religion has a huge impact on the way the world views animals. Judaism, for example, has many powerful teachings on social justice and encourages compassionate choices to heal the planet. With the right knowledge and approach, we can apply these values to help animals. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with renowned Jewish writer, […]

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Join Us for the 6th Annual National Animal Rights Day

by Lisa Levinson

  The 6th annual National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event takes place on Sunday, June 5th simultaneously with NARD events in 13 other cities in the U.S and Canada. In Los Angeles, the event features an opening ceremony and a mini-vegfest with booths, vegan food, speakers, and performers. Stop by the IDA booth to learn […]

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Do You Have Tunnel Vision?

by Lisa Levinson

  It has happened to many of us at some point – we find out about an issue facing animals, and quickly develop “tunnel vision,” devoting an inordinate amount of our days to advocating and saving animals. Sometimes it comes at the detriment of other parts of our lives. It can lead us to become […]

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5 Ways to Combat Compassion Fatigue

by Lisa Levinson

  Cynicism, loss of a sense of humor, isolating yourself from others, bottling up emotions, and feelings of “numbness” can all be symptoms of compassion fatigue. It can strike particularly hard at those already predisposed to being a caring-type personality. What do you do to maintain hope and reduce the risk for compassion fatigue? Physician […]

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Vegan Travels

by Lisa Levinson

  Sometimes it feels challenging enough helping animals in the US. But how would things differ if we were based elsewhere in the world? What obstacles face animals and the people who help them in the Islamic culture of the United Arab Emirates and the post-Apartheid society of South Africa? We follow the travels and […]

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Are You a Miracle Worker?

by Lisa Levinson

Can you change the world with the organs in your body? Rachel Augusta says so! Rachel Augusta runs The Gutsy Grackle, an energetic emergency room for all animals (humans included) where she practices Healing Touch for animals and humans alike. Rachel explains the science behind being a ‘miracle worker,’ and how to find your inner […]

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First-Ever Milwaukee Veg Expo

by Lisa Levinson

Visit our Vegan Spirituality booth! Experience the joys of plant powered living at the first annual Milwaukee Veg Expo! Discover how plant-based eating positively impacts the planet, including the land, water, and other natural resources we need to survive and thrive. Learn about this lifestyle by tasting food samples, watching documentaries, listening to nutrition experts, […]