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 […]


Tell Culver’s to Add Cruelty Free Meals!

by Nadia Schilling

  For someone who wishes to eat a healthy, environmentally responsible, and cruelty-free meal at Culver’s, the options are severely limited. Although a veggie burger is offered at some locations, it is sadly not vegan. Let’s change this! Including vegan options would not only reduce animal suffering, it would enable Culver’s to reach new customers, […]


6 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

by Nadia Schilling

  #1 It separates mothers from babies In order for us to drink their milk, mother cows are repeatedly forced to get pregnant. Once they give birth, their babies are traumatically removed from them so the milk intended for the calf’s growth can be stolen, packaged, and sent to supermarkets to fill our shopping carts. […]



by Nadia Schilling

  #1 Clearer Skin Hormones in dairy make your skin appear lackluster and dull. Studies have shown that dairy consumption may trigger or worsen conditions such as acne, rashes, dermatitis, and eczema. When you ditch dairy, your body has less waste products to process, and you enjoy a newfound, healthy glow. #2 Zero Cholesterol One […]


IHOP, Let’s Create a Vegan Menu!

by Nadia Schilling

  Imagine 1,550 restaurants across the country enticing millions to try delicious, cruelty-free dishes that cause no harm to animals. IHOP, known for its classic breakfast dishes, has just appointed a new culinary director. We want to see him make some real changes that will save millions of animals! IHOP has just named Nevielle Panthaky […]


Spaghetti Bolognese (vegan)

by Nadia Schilling

  If you have a craving for something Italian that is filling, wholesome and full of flavor, then try this delicious Spaghetti Bolognese! Ingredients (4 servings) 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small zucchini, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 can tomatoes 1 can of lentils […]


New Book Empowers Kids to Save the Planet with Veg-Friendly Food

by Fleur Dawes

New Book Empowers Kids to Save the Planet with Veg-Friendly Food Contact: Nadia Schilling,, 415-448-0072 Images and sample: San Rafael, California (September 29, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is pleased to announce the release of breakthrough children’s nutrition book, Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet. Created as […]


School Health Professionals Praise Veg Nutrition Book!

by Nadia Schilling

  In Defense of Animals is excited to announce the release of a breakthrough children’s nutrition book Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet, written by Barbara Cole Gates, founder and president of Lean and Green Kids. Created as a tool for teachers, the book’s compelling photographs and motivational messages engage […]


Why Should We Subsidize Foods That Make Us Sick?

by Nadia Schilling

  Researchers from Jama Internal Medicine have followed the diets of 10,308 Americans and measured the health effects of eating high-fat meat and dairy products which are heavily subsidized with our taxes. What the study found, was that those who consumed the highest amount of subsidized foods were 41 percent more likely to be overweight, […]

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IHOP – We Want Cruelty-free Pancakes!

by Shura Hammond

  Here’s Your Chance to Request Positive Changes for Animals! What if we told you that you could have all the pancakes you want with none of the animal suffering? Large businesses have been responding to the huge increase in demand for delicious, animal-friendly vegan food and drinks. This is great news for animals, since […]