We Honor Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman

by Heather Herrell

  In Defense of Animals is honored to celebrate the life and legacy of a compassionate and generous soul. Born in 1952, Courtney Kathleen Jones Aman always had a special place in her heart for animals. She lived a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle and dedicated more than four decades of her life to advocating for the […]


Can Our Choices Make a Difference?

by Lisa Levinson

  Does your decision to eat a meal without animal products affect the animal agriculture industry? How can we be the most effective activists for animals? Farm Sanctuary’s Director of Engagement and Outreach Matt Ball explores the studies and statistics that guide effective activism in our next Sustainable Activism Webinar. A globally recognized authority on […]


Would Eating Animals Be a Sin?

by Lisa Levinson

  Have you ever wondered how best to approach people of faith about adopting cruelty-free practices which would truly align with their doctrines of compassion? Since most of us include animals in our definition of compassion for all living beings, we often struggle for acceptance when our values of compassion conflict with those of others […]


Philadelphia Vegan Thanksgiving to Celebrate All Animals

by Fleur Dawes

PHILADELPHIA VEGAN THANKSGIVING EVENT TO CELEBRATE ALL ANIMALS CONTACT: Lisa Levinson,, 215-620-2130 IMAGES: Philadelphia, PA – On Thanksgiving Day, international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals, Public Eye: Artists for Animals, and the Vegan Spirituality Group of Philadelphia will host their 7th annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck, where vegans and vegetarians meet others […]


In Search of Inner Peace or Support for Your Activism?

by Lisa Levinson

  Visit Our Booth at the SoCal VegFest SoCal VegFest is a free admission festival designed to engage curiosity and inspire consciousness in people of all ages, featuring free plant-based food samplings, musical entertainment, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, raffles, interactive booths, humane organizations, food and conscious-living vendors, along with a fun children’s area with a […]


Surviving Activism Behind Enemy Lines

by Lisa Levinson

  Have you ever wondered how undercover investigators can withstand witnessing animal abuse long enough to provide compelling evidence against animal abusers? What support systems do they have in place that allow them to tolerate immersing themselves in the world of institutional animal suffering for the greater good of all animals? Matt Rossell has extensive […]


Why join our online support group for activists?

by Lisa Levinson

Here are some compelling reasons given by our participants: “It felt so good to meet other people that care about the same issues I do.” “Gives me support I don’t get from friends and family.” “I have such hope and feel like I have allies now.” “Great resources to help deal with difficult emotions that […]


Justice for Sprout!

by Lisa Levinson

  We seek justice for a little kitten named Sprout, who was badly burned by his abuser and left for dead in an alley outside of Chicago. Luckily, he was found and given to a local rescue that treated his injuries. Everyone at the rescue wanted Sprout to live, but he suffered a stroke during […]


Stop Winter Park from Starving Cats

by Lisa Levinson

  Cat advocates in Winter Park, Florida are outraged that City Commissioners adopted a temporary ordinance to prohibit the feeding of community cats in Mead Botanical Garden. Some of the cats are sterilized and some are not. Residents of Winter Park, like In Defense of Animals supporter Trudy McNair, are shocked and horrified by the […]


Sound Waves of Love

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who attended our 7th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend. It was a fulfilling day of connection, community, and honoring non-human animals while surrounded by nature at Saunders Woods. We are truly grateful to those participants who traveled from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to attend this unique event! […]