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Is Burnout Inevitable?

by Dallas Rising

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. Have you ever felt so exhausted that it feels like you have nothing left to give? You’re almost too worn out to care […]

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Monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

Starting: January 25 (Spanish), February 8 (English) Join In Defense of Animals for a monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Call, part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists. Calls will explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations. You can simply listen or participate with […]

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Introducing Judy Carman

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Papas is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Judy McCoy Carman, M.A. is a former counselor and program director for mental health […]

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Beyond Herderism

by Dr. Will Tuttle

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Beyond Herderism” by guest blogger Dr. Will Tuttle, international speaker and author of The World Peace Diet. Pastoralism Non-vegans tend to criticize vegans for exuding an air of superiority and for being judgmental in their attitudes and actions toward non-vegan people and toward […]

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A Devastating Loss

by Tiphani Davis

  IDA invites you to read this touching column about the recent loss of a beloved animal companion on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger and IDA volunteer writer Tiphani Davis, who is a freelance writer and animal activist. Patricina knew me for 12 years. She came to me when I first returned from […]

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Meet Dr. Kroplick!

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Papas is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Marilyn Kroplick MD, President of In Defense of Animals (IDA), is a lifelong activist […]

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Read “Aftershock” Now

by Dallas Rising

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. If you haven’t had the great pleasure of reading pattrice jones’ “Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and […]

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Shelter Stress

by Debra J. White

We would like our readers to recognize the emotional trauma that the majority of shelter workers face in animal shelters. This article describes the reality of our current, broken animal shelter system. If this first-hand account is painful to read, please vow to make a difference. Across the country, shelter workers are changing the current […]

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Your Holiday Too!

by Hillary Rettig

How to Deal With Your Nonvegan Family IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Your Holiday Too!” by guest blogger Hillary Rettig, author of “The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way” and “The 7 Secrets of the Prolific.” For many vegans and animal activists, holidays […]

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Plants Feel Pain Too?

by Dr. Will Tuttle

What’s a Vegan To Do? IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog, “Plants Feel Pain Too?,” by guest blogger Dr. Will Tuttle, international speaker and author of The World Peace Diet. Question: I had a chance to attend one of your recent lectures and left inspired to spread awareness about […]