Lucky Dog Meat Survivor Finds a New Home

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we are so pleased that so many members have made generous donations to support our rescue of five dogs who were saved from the brink of death for dog meat – the Slaughterhouse Five. Thanks to your support, we were able to save an additional two dogs after […]


Spiritual Retreat to Celebrate Animals and Veganism in Philadelphia

by Fleur Dawes

Spiritual Retreat to Celebrate Animals and Veganism in Philadelphia Internationally Acclaimed Peace Activist to Give Keynote Speech CONTACT: Lisa Levinson,, 215-620-2130 IMAGES: Philadelphia, PA – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, is pleased to announce its seventh annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, featuring United Nations-recognized peace activist and musician Peter […]


Support the Slaughterhouse Five!

by Erica Calderon

  As you may know, IDA rescued five dogs from being slaughtered in South Korea this past June. Valencia, Billy, Barbara, Paul, and Kurt have escaped an awful life on death row in South Korea and are now safe at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi until they find their forever homes. The cots to bring […]


Victory in California for Orcas!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Tuesday was a historic day for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, an act designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca captivity in California. The bill, originally introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom in 2014 and reintroduced last spring after undergoing several changes, represents […]


California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]


Relax and Renew at a Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals proudly presents our 7th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat to explore veganism as a spiritual practice. Enjoy yoga, meditation, a guest speaker, a catered vegan lunch, a naturalist guided walk, and an animal blessing with musicians Jim Harris and Lonnie Davis. Friendly animal companions are welcome at the Retreat and Animal […]


Save Animals, Eat Waffles!

by Nadia Schilling

  This is your chance to enjoy a delicious, animal-friendly breakfast, and take action for animals.  We’re encouraging IHOP, the widely popular breakfast chain, to add cruelty-free menu items!  Sign now and share widely! By influencing major food suppliers to add cruelty-free options to their menus, we can achieve meaningful victories that spare countless animals […]


Massachusetts Activists

by Nadia Schilling

  **Massachusetts  Activists**  Attend a Kickoff Event to Help Farmed Animals! All animals deserve their lives and their freedom. However, many of them don’t even have space to turn around or spread their wings before their lives are taken from them. In Massachusetts, our friends at Citizens for Farmed Animal Protection are inches away from […]


Pennsylvania Fair Cancels Pig Terror Event

by Fleur Dawes

PENNSYLVANIA FAIR CANCELS PIG TERROR EVENT Positive Step for Animals and Local Who Campaigns to Protect Them Contact: Lisa Levinson,, 215-620-2130 Video: Ephrata, Pennsylvania (August 31, 2016) – International animal protection organization In Defense of Animals is celebrating a big step forward for animals in Pennsylvania with a local activist leading the campaign […]


Consider Joining Animal Advocates Today

by Erica Calderon

We Never Give Up, Thanks to You! We are beyond ecstatic with how many members have signed up for our monthly giving program, Animal Advocates. Thank you! If you have not yet signed up, please consider joining to our impressive team of Animal Advocates who help us every day to protect, rescue and advocate for […]