How We Can Help Animal Activists Deal with Overwhelming Feelings

by Lisa Levinson

We are activists for animals because we are passionate about saving their lives and making their lives better. The work is long, often hard, and it is never done. By its nature, activism involves hearing about, reading about, and sometimes directly witnessing terrible trauma for animals. This continual exposure to trauma, along with our passion, makes […]


Cat Back From the Dead… Almost

by IDA India

  A stray cat was rushed to our In Defense of Animals India Center in Deonar recently, barely hanging on to life. He had deep lacerations all around his neck and putrid skin peeling off to reveal ligaments and raw flesh beneath. He was in such bad shape that many thought the most compassionate action would […]


$2,500 Reward Offered

by Fleur Dawes

$2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Person Who Set Illinois Kitten on Fire IMAGES: CONTACT: Lisa Levinson 215-620-2130 Forest Park, IL  (August 18, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, has announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set a […]

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Death by Discrimination: Justice for Oliver!

by Lisa Levinson

  Two cat rescue groups, Community Cats Coalition and Alley Cats Allies, advocated vehemently to save a community cat named Oliver, who Worcester County Animal Control assumed prejudicially and without evidence to be infected with rabies. People united in their effort to save Oliver’s life offered to quarantine him to determine if he actually presented […]


Humpback Whales to the Rescue!

by Laura Bridgeman

A new study seems to suggest that humpback whales act altruistically, as they put themselves potentially in harm’s way in order to save other individuals from attacking orcas. Perhaps the most striking feature of this behavior is that humpbacks come to the aid of entirely different species. Back in 2009, marine ecologist Robert Pitman, who […]


‘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 […]


60,000 Join Animal Welfare Groups to Halt Illegal “Rabbit Scramble”

by Fleur Dawes

60,000 JOIN ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS TO HALT ILLEGAL “RABBIT SCRAMBLE” AT TIPPAH COUNTY FAIR   Contact: Doll Stanley, Director Justice for Animals Campaign, (662) 809-4483 Ripley, MS (August 10, 2016) – Over 60,000 people have joined In Defense of Animals’ Mississippi-based Justice for Animals Campaign, Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi, Mississippi Animal Rescue League […]


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 […]


Join Us for an Activist Deep Healing

by Lisa Levinson

  Animal activists can be more effective when we are uplifted. Animal Communicator, Intuitive Coach, and Reiki Master, Tracy Lynne is joining us to offer an Activist Deep Healing to release some of the burdens we carry as activists during our next Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering on Thursday, August 11, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. […]


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. […]