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. […]

Nancy Pelosi Embraces Animal Cruelty

by Webmaster

Veal-peddling Pelosi embraces both hypocrisy and suffering for the sake of profit San Rafael, Calif. (November 29, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) has sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, blasting her contradictory public proclamation as a “Green” and “Sustainable Living” supporter, while allowing veal to be served at four restaurants […]