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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, […]

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World Week for Animals in Laboratories at UCLA gets media!

by Lisa Levinson

  World Week for Animals in Laboratories at UCLA gets media! Over one hundred activists from Animal Justice Project, In Defense of Animals, Progress for Science, and People for Reason in Science and Medicine (PRISM) marched across UCLA’s campus in Los Angeles as part of World Week for Animals in Laboratories to protest their cruel […]

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Love-Based Animal Activism

by Lisa Levinson

  Did you know that world-renowned author Leo Tolstoy was an ethical vegetarian who preached kindness and nonviolence? In fact, Tolstoy was the father of current love-based activism practiced by Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement! Tolstoy powerfully defined our duty to bear witness to animal suffering: “When the suffering of another creature causes […]

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15th Annual New Living Expo

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us in San Mateo on Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 Learn about the Vegan Novel, “Sweet Healing,” with Michael Bedar on May 1 Join IDA at the Bay Area’s signature holistic living event with lectures and panels on wellness, mindfulness, and spirituality and over 180 exhibits on ecology, alternative health, the […]

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Celebrate Veg Life with Us at VegFest LA

by Lisa Levinson

  Visit our Sustainable Activism booth! WorldFest is back as VegFest LA, an all-vegan event with an international vegan food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, cooking demos and more! This fun green-powered festival will inspire you about important […]