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Call IDA’s Animal Activist Helpline!

by Lisa Levinson

  Do you struggle asking for help? Are you discouraged by conflicts among animal activists? Are members of your community overshadowed by dominant personalities? Do you have trouble delegating activist work or balancing activism with your family life? These are among many causes of activist burnout, which hinder our ability to help animals effectively. Professor […]

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline!

by Lisa Levinson

  As an animal activist, do you ever feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stressed? What if you could receive genuine support from someone who truly understands your concern for animals? When confronting animal abuse, we can feel emotionally and physically exhausted. We may feel powerless, hopeless, resentful, irritable, and frustrated. Studies show that forty to fifty […]

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Meet Hillary

by Denise Papas

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Denise is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism (CoSA) to introduce them to our supporters. CoSA provides emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/SustainableActivism. Hillary Rettig […]

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Why Burnout Matters

by Dallas Rising

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. Imagine you’re feeling on fire with your activism. You’ve got momentum, energy, and excitement. You have activist friends you care about and […]

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Vegan Empowerment

by Veronique Perrot

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Veronique Perrot, reprinted with permission from her blog, “Vegan Empowerment: Empowering the Vegan Community Through Writing and Art.” A fellow activist recently wrote her next outreach event was going to be her last. She was obviously experiencing burnout and […]

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline

by Nadia Schilling

IDA is excited to announce that we’re launching an Animal Activist Helpline as part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign! This service is the very first of its kind, offering free self-help resources and emotional support for animal activists. Our goal is to help animal activists gain clarity on their missions, work effectively and efficiently, create […]

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The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

IDA invites you to read this column, “The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection” by IDA President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, with contributions from IDA-Africa Sanctuary Director Sheri Speede, DVM. Imagine a child ill with a fever. What if it’s Ebola? Crying in pain with outstretched arms, she approaches longingly for an embrace, a soothing motherly hug. What is a […]