Victory for P-45?

by Lisa Levinson

  California Mountain Lion’s Fate Hangs in the Balance In a remarkable show of support for mountain lions, over 300 community members crowded into a full meeting room at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills last Wednesday to discuss the fate of P-45, a four-year old male mountain lion who is reported to have killed several […]


Marin Slaughterhouse Public Hearing Update

by Nadia Schilling

  A huge thank you to everyone who voiced their opposition to a newly proposed development code which would allow slaughterhouses to operate in Marin County, California. Approximately 80 people attended the public hearing, the majority of whom were on the side opposing the development code. Staffer Melissa Flower spoke on behalf of In Defense […]


In Defense of Animals Reaches Los Angeles Holiday Shoppers On Fur Free Friday

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS REACHES LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ON FUR FREE FRIDAY CONTACT: Lisa Levinson,, 415 448 0048; Eric Deardorff,; Lola Kay, IMAGES: Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, along with other animal organizations and hundreds of animal activists are today marking Fur Free Friday with three protests across […]


Slaughterhouses in Marin? Say No!

by Nadia Schilling

**Attention Marin County, California Activists** This upcoming Monday (November 28th), the Marin Planning Commission is holding a second community meeting to discuss if it will allow slaughterhouses, both permanent and portable, in Marin County. This is a critical opportunity. Residents who can attend and speak at this meeting in person will have the most impact.  […]


Dairy Farms Identified as a Major Pollutant in California

by Nadia Schilling

  Dairy Farms Identified as a Major Pollutant in California Earlier this year, thousands of In Defense of Animals supporters wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking why the meat and dairy industries get a free pass from reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. It was a fair question, considering the government collects mandatory reports […]


California Residents: Take Action!

by Nadia Schilling

  California Residents: Take a Powerful Action for Farmed Animals & Kids! The 10 largest Unified School Districts in California control the daily school lunches for over 1.2 MILLION children. Encouraging schools to increase their veg lunch options is a powerful form of advocacy which can prevent animal suffering, improve children’s health, and it is […]


**California Residents** Help Mountain Lions Cross Highway 101

by Lisa Levinson

  **California Residents**Help Mountain Lions Cross Highway 101 Send your public comment by Friday, January 29th! The proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing will be the first of its size and scale near an urban area, providing safe passage across one of the busiest highways in the region. A formidable eight-lane highway means that few animals […]


Goodbye, Commissioner! Hello, Conservation!

by Ryan Murphy

  Celebrate Departure of the California Fish and Game Commissioner Jim Kellogg Longest-serving Commissioner of the California Fish and Game Commission, Jim Kellogg, suddenly resigned on December 31, 2015 bringing hope to many that the department’s attitude toward wildlife in California may now have a positive chance for change. Kellogg, who has always heavily supported […]


Monterey Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoo for Elephants List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (805) 836-0496 Monterey Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoo for Elephants List IMAGES: Salinas, CA (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America, with Monterey […]