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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 […]

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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq 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 […]

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100 Teens Empowered

by Nadia Schilling

100 Teens Empowered Last week at Merrimac High School, former Mr. Universe, Billy Simmonds, empowered 100 teenagers to care about animals and to eat with compassion! During Billy’s presentation, he talked about the importance of critical thinking when it comes to popular food marketing, health and nutrition on a vegan diet, the environmental price of […]

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‘Roos on Death Row!

by Bob Price

  Each year since the early 1990’s in the land “down under,” kangaroos have fallen victim to corporate greed and exploitation. For nearly three decades, the most iconic species of an entire continent has been the victim of government sanctioned “culls” in which hunters are allowed to recklessly blast away at mobs of kangaroos slaying […]

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Operation Glass Walls Opens Eyes

by Nadia Schilling

  We have been touched by your support of our Operation Glass Walls Campaign, and would like to express our profound thanks for helping us spread awareness about the wide-scale abuse that is occurring in farms and slaughterhouses across the USA. We have now heard from the workers themselves – their first-hand accounts of what […]

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It’s an Outback Outrage

by Bob Price

  Every year in Australia, more than FIVE MILLION kangaroos, wallabies, and baby joeys are hunted down and brutally murdered to satisfy our hunger for steaks and burgers, shoes and belts. We have got to stop this profit-hungry industry from spiraling further out of control! And it starts with saving one hundred kangaroos and their […]

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Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]

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Pedal Power for Pigs and Pups

by Bob Price

  Last year, animal rights activist, teacher, poet and all around great guy, Mark “Mack” Freeman pedaled his touring bike nearly 400 miles from St Louis, Missouri to In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi.  Mack spread awareness of the plight of animals suffering in factory farms and raised crucial funds to […]

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Protect Your Soft Center from Compassion Fatigue

by Lisa Levinson

  “Caring about animals shouldn’t hurt,” says blogger Paula Fitzsimmons in her article about Compassion Fatigue, an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of others that causes secondary traumatic stress. Fitzsimmons, founder of the popular website Animal Jobs Digest, offers useful tips for those who volunteer or work to help animals. She […]

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Swimming in Shame

by Bob Price

  Just as In Defense of Animals has raised awareness and championed the plight of elephants suffering in captivity with our annual list of Ten Worst Zoos, we are now pleased to be able to take a similarly strong action for whales and dolphins. We are excited to announce our first ever listing of the […]