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 […]


Florida Court Strikes Blow to Farmed Animal Justice

by Ingrid Taylor

  Florida Court Strikes Blow to Farmed Animal Justice Over 9 billion farmed animals are killed every year in the United States. Sadly, these pigs, cows, chickens, and sheep do not die peaceful or happy deaths. Rather, they are often mutilated and abused before dying slow agonizing deaths on a slaughterhouse floor.   Shrouded in secrecy […]


Quick-and-easy Breakfast Scramble

by Web Team

  Hens who are raised to produce eggs are confined in extremely small cages or packed sheds. This overcrowding causes birds to peck at one another. Because of this, farmers ‘debeak’ birds, slicing off more than half of the beak and causing the hens chronic pain. This mutilation is standard practice in the egg industry. […]


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. […]


Boknal Days: This Brutality Must End

by Web Team

  The purpose of this article is not to detract attention from the horrors of the Boknal Days, but rather to address and reflect on the primary defense the leaders of this festival point to — the treatment of farmed animals in the west. Crammed into cages, callously abused, brutally killed — the ongoing cruelty […]


Pedal Power for Pigs and Pups

by Bob Price

  Last year, animal rights activist, teacher, poet and all around great guy, Mark “Mack” Freeman pedaled his touring bike nearly 400 miles from St Louis, Missouri to In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi.  Mack spread awareness of the plight of animals suffering in factory farms and raised crucial funds to […]


Progress for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts!

by Nadia Schilling

  This November, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on Ballot Question 3 which will prevent farmed animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs. This ballot measure was achieved by The Citizens for Farm Animal Protection, a group backed by In Defense […]


Factory Farms Hurt Local Communities

by Ingrid Taylor

  Bad for People, Bad for Animals: When “Makin Bacon Farm LLC” announced plans to construct an 8,400 pig farm in Richland County, Illinois, residents sprang into action, petitioning for a public information meeting on the proposed farm. According to a report by Amanda Blain in the Olney Daily Mail, residents are worried about the […]


Who am I?

by Nadia Schilling

  Who am I? -People don’t easily relate to me… -I have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and possess a good sense of smell and ‘hearing’… -I’m not a mammal or a bird, but I feel pleasure, pain and suffer stress just the same…. -My various species exists in all different colors and sizes… […]