Miyoko’s Creamery Founder Helps Fly Dog Meat Trade Survivor From Seoul To Her New Forever Home In San Francisco; More Volunteers Needed!

Miyoko Schinner, the Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery, has stepped up to support In Defense of Animals and its partner Jindo Love Rescue’s efforts to save dogs from the dog meat trade in South Korea. On Friday, September 18th,…

Breaking! 30 Retired Circus Elephants To Be Released Into White Oak Conservation’s New 2,500-Acre Habitat Within Its Florida Sanctuary

All photos of these Asian elephants were taken at the Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Florida, by Stephanie Rutan of White Oak Conservation. White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Most…

EPA Denies Claims That Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Affects Brain Development

The EPA made a recent statement denying the adverse effects of pesticide chlorpyrifos on children’s brain development. This new pronouncement directly contradicts federal researchers’ scientific conclusions five years ago, who stated that the chemical stunts young children’s brain development. Nature…

New Bill Requires Creation Of A Dedicated U.S. Department Of Justice Division To Ensure The Enforcement Of Animal Cruelty Crimes

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes. Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are…

Breaking! Western Joshua Trees Are Now Protected Under California’s Endangered Species Act For At Least One Year

Earlier this week, the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to accept a petition protecting western Joshua trees under the state’s Endangered Species Act, granting legal protection to the iconic trees for at least a year. Joshua trees are threatened…

Victory! Florida Becomes The 15th State To Ban The Shark Fin Trade With The Passage Of The Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation Act

In a major victory, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Bill SB 680 into law, making Florida the 15th state to officially ban the shark fin trade. The new law, which comes into effect on October 1st of this year, bans the import and export…