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Want to Improve Your Vegan Advocacy?

by Lisa Levinson

  How can we as animal advocates best help nonhuman animals? This question gets thrown around and debated passionately among those who care deeply about animals. Many fall within different “camps,” claiming that their particular approach is more “effective” despite a lack of any meaningful or peer-reviewed scientific study. Often, claims of effectiveness are not […]

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5 Dogs SAVED from Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Jaws of Death

by Fleur Dawes

  The air was thick with the overpowering smell of fear. On the filthy slaughterhouse floor were buckets filled with lifeless skulls. The brave rescuers steeled themselves for the job they’d come to do: to rescue as many dogs as possible from certain death. And that death promised to be vicious, slow, and painful, for […]

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We’re Offering Even More Support for Activists!

by Lisa Levinson

  Great news! We’re super excited to be able to offer even more support to fellow activists in the form of expanded hours for our Animal Activist Mentor Line. Now you can call our counselors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time) Monday-Friday to speak with a […]

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Hollywood-Style Slaughterhouse March

by Lisa Levinson

Last weekend, In Defense of Animals joined over one hundred activists who marched down Hollywood Boulevard in honor of animals suffering behind closed doors on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the world. Activists surprised tourists at the infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with a “die-in,” where they lay on the ground for a moment of […]

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Install Support for Taiwan’s No-Kill Policy to Truly Help Animals

by Lisa Levinson

  Without promoting spay and neuter, and adoption,  a no-kill policy won’t work. Animal advocates around the world rejoiced when Taiwan announced its upcoming no-kill policy, but sadly it indirectly led to a death-sentence for shelter director Jian Zhicheng and could spell increased suffering for thousands of dogs. Xinwu Animal Protection and Education Centre is […]

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It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]

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Free to Good Home is a Red Flag!

by Bob Price

  Whenever we see the advertisement of  “free to good home” it immediately sets off alarm bells. Many times these animals offered as “free to good home” by well meaning but naïve people will find themselves in situations both dire and cruel. Unethical and abusive animal testing labs have been known to round up as […]

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Another Life Saved by IDA!

by Bob Price

  When we received a call about a tiny puppy caught in a roadside culvert, the rescue team at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary sprang into action. It did not matter that it was late at night or that it was many miles away. When the call came, it was answered. Today, that […]

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Little Kit Was Saved!

by Bob Price

  At In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary, saving animals is what we do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and little Kit is the most recent shining example of a life saved by your generosity. Late on a recent hot and humid Saturday evening, the call came in that a small […]

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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 […]