An Amazing Education Program That Will Inspire You…

by Nadia Schilling

  An Amazing Education Program That Will Inspire You… “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s decision-makers who will shape the world in very profound ways.”- Lorena Mucke, President and Founder of the Ethical Choices Program. It is with great excitement that we announce In Defense of Animals’ new sponsor partnership with the Ethical Choices Program! This powerful […]


What Happens to Dairy Calves?

by Ingrid Taylor

  What Happens to Dairy Calves? Milk from cows is necessary to produce many of the chocolate products you see in the stores at Easter. However, most people don’t realize that cows produce milk by being artificially  impregnated over and over again. These unfortunate cows have their calves forcibly removed at birth so that we […]


The Hidden Cost of Dairy

by Ingrid Taylor

  The Hidden Cost of Dairy It sounds like a scene from a horror film…. On February 16, 2016, dairy worker Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy Farm in Idaho. Ten hours later, his submerged body was found, after Ruperto drowned in a 20 acre manure pit. Sadly, this wasn’t the first […]


43 New Vegan Products Launching TODAY

by Nadia Schilling

  43 New Vegan Products Launching TODAY Happening Across the USA at Walmart and Target Stores! Just last week, we reported on the revolutionary formation of the Plant Based Foods Association, the first plant based brand trade association ever. Today, we have even more progressive news to share:! This Monday, March 14th, Hampton Creek, the startup […]


Plant-Based Food Companies Form First-Ever Trade Association!

by Ingrid Taylor

  Great News! Leading Plant-Based Food Companies Form First-Ever Trade Association! With increasing concerns about the environment, personal health, and animal abuse, savvy consumers are turning more and more to plant based diets. Prominent health institutions, including the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and the American Institute for Cancer Research all advocate eating […]


Germany Becomes the First Country to Outlaw ‘Chick Shredding’!

by Nadia Schilling

  Germany Becomes the First Country to Outlaw ‘Chick Shredding’ in the Egg Industry! Christian Schmidt, Germany’s Agricultural Minister, has announced that “chick shredding” will be banned starting in 2017, making Germany the first country in the world to stop the barbaric practice. Many people are shocked to learn that each year, millions upon millions […]


What is Vegan Spirituality?

by Judy Carman

How can it help activists and animals? Is Spirituality a Part of Your Life? As an animal advocate, how would you react if asked, “Are you a spiritual person?” Some of you may have an immediate knee-jerk reaction against the word “spirituality,” which often brings to mind religion and churches. Most places of worship, as […]


Compassion Fatigue

by Deborah Brister

Do you know someone (perhaps yourself) who has suddenly awakened to the reality of animal exploitation and abuse in the meat, dairy, clothing, cosmetics, or entertainment industry? It is wonderful to observe these people as their internal light bulbs turn on; they vigorously work on the front lines of animal rescue, attend animal rights events, […]


The Power of Language Cannot be Underestimated

by Tera Gardner

How Nonviolent Communication Can Assist the Vegan Activist Do you long to make a difference within your community as a vegan activist? Do you struggle at times with internal habits and reactions that get in the way of inspiring others in your vision? Our words have the power to create profound healing, or incredible suffering. […]